The day after I penned the book hoarding post, I found myself at Half-Price Books. I found books two through four of Vampire Academy. I also found the first volume of the Sweep series. So after much waffling over which books to go ahead and read already, I believe I am ready to start Vampire Academy. (This makes my sister insanely happy.)
Here’s the thing.
I can’t just read one. Books in a series are like cookies. I cannot just have one. As soon as I finish one, I need the next one right now. I usually won’t start a series if I don’t at least have the first couple of books within easy reach. Reading the first Harry Potter eons ago was torture once as I was ignorant to how awesome it was and only bought book one. I wasn’t able to get to a bookstore for a couple of days and I daresay I got quite antsy about it. Earlier this year I read the first of the House of Night series (another book given to me by my sister.) I didn’t expect to like it so much so I gave no thought to the other books waiting to be read. However, upon finishing it I went a little mad getting myself to the library as quickly as possible and checking out every single House of Night book available.
So yeah, I get a little. . . obsessive.
Because I tend to blow through a series I tend to not review them, which makes me a little sad. There are some good series out there!! Series worth sharing and spreading the love about!!
When I read so many books together in a short space of time the books get all jumbled in my mind and I couldn’t really tell you what happened in which book. I can just tell you what happens, period.
Case in point: I still haven’t gotten around to posting my reviews for House of Night. And I have a lot of things to say about that one.
I am curious how you, dear reader, read and review series. Do you have the patience to read a book and move on to something else, coming back to that series at a later point? Do you give full reviews to series books or do you do mini-reviews? Or do you review the series as a whole?