We all love to fall into the fictional worlds, that’s something we can all agree on, right?
But when you find that perfect read then you want even more, right? The more books the better! But if I´m honest about it, how good are we really at finishing all the series that we’re start? I for one belong to those who is really good at starting series but not finishing them. I finish them so rarely that when I actually finished the Vampire Academy series during this year, well then I felt happy. Sure it’s a good book but I was probably most happy and satisfied that I actully completed a series.
I think it’s all about me not being able to read book after book after book in a series, but rather wanting to read something else in between. This means that I do not buy the next part right away or simply put the book on my shelf and then it stands there for an eternity before I pick it up again. And when I do that I usually forget what happened it the first book so it´s hard just picking the next book up since I don´t remember more than the over all theme of the book, like magic or a roadtrip.
I came up with this topic when a friend started talking about the Eragon series, a series I read both the first and second book of but never bought the third part. So many years later, my best memory of these books is what I remember from the movie adaptation. There are dragons, there is a boy who finds a dragon egg. Yes, it does sound exciting right? But this is how it is. I would really like to read through this series and end it but the books are massive and the audiobooks are crazy long. But I live in the hope that I will someday finish it probably around the year 2044 or so.
So now I´m wondering how do you feel about this? Do you read series or do they stand for an eternity untouched in your shelf just waiting to be read? And another question I wonder about is how long can a book series be before you give it up completely? I gave up on one series because suddenly it had around 15 books and the quality just went downhill after book number 4. Have you ever experienced this?
So with that said, I look forward to hearing what you think. Now I will log off and continue reading Scythe, another series I started because I just work like that.
Have a great time reading and I´ll talk with you again soon.