Thursday, July 19, 2012

BTT: One or Many

This week Booking Through Thursday ask:
Series or Stand-alone?

My main reason to preferring stand-alone is because once I finish a book, I like to be done.  I like to move on to the next book, character, world.  I am not a person that likes to linger.  I might wonder what happened to the characters afterwards, but I really don't want to know.  Maybe this ties in with my pet peeves about epilogues.

I do read series, right now I have five different series in some state of completion.  It was not my intention to start series, but when I started to read urban fantasy/paranormal, most of the books were part of a series.  And I got sucked in.  I do enjoy them, but sometimes I get the feeling that authors keep adding elements to make the series last longer instead of just letting it end.    

When I read book blogs I find that I don't consider books that are part of a series, especially if it is not a completed series.  I hate waiting and I don't want to start another series until I have completed the ones that I   have already started.

So what about you?  Series or Stand-alone?


  1. I like the same thing about stand-alones: that it ends and doesn't drag on. I quite enjoy the wait with some of the series I have read! Thanks for sharing! :)
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    Juli @ Universe in Wods

  2. I know what you mean by being done then you're done, but sometimes who doesn't love/hate a good cliffhanger lol. Here's my BTT

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  4. I like to move onto the next, I rarely read a series.

  5. I prefer stand alone.