Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Sorry for being pretty MIA the last couple of days... I have had a couple of ridiculous exams/ projects due. Only one more exams next week and then I will be exam free for a couple of more weeks (and therefore I can *fingers crossed* read some of the fantabulous books I have on hold at the library!)...

Anyways, onto this week's Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer asks this week:

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

The verdict?!? YES! I absolutely hate starting a series without ever read the previous books before, so I make all attempts to not do it. However, in some rare cases I might not pay attention to such details and start a book and later will notice that there is clearly a book before it, other times if the book can stand on its own and everything makes sense I will continue on with it. But I never intentionally start a series partway through. With series I have read though (Ie. "The Mortal Instruments", the "Shifters" series), I will pick up random books within the series to reread and that doesn't bother me since clearly I have already read them before and I know what is going to happen anyways. Sometimes it can be a booger though waiting for the first book in a series, take "The Hunger Games" series for instance. I ordered all three books at once from the library and I have gotten the last 2 books, but I haven't received the first yet... So now I have to wait for a gazillion people to finish up with the first before I can read the ones that I currently have... :/

PS. Don't forget to enter MY FIRST FANTABULOUS GIVEAWAY! I am now up to 83 followers- so, so close to reaching that 100 followers where I will then up the prizes!


  1. Hi Avery!! I'm a new follower (#84!) from the Blog Hop, please stop by and follow back :D
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  2. Hi Avery,

    Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm now a follower. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Only 15 to go! You're almost there! YAY!

    I have to start with book 1 as well! Have to get better at researching new series because I did start Kim Harrion's series at book 2 years ago. Boy was that confusing!

    Here's my full post:

    Happy Friday!

  4. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  5. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog on today's hop and checking out my reviews. I haven't read Tales of the Otherworld yet. It's only available in hard cover right now... so I'm waiting but I'm looking forward to it. I'm your newest follower! Now off to check out your first giveaway. Have a great weekend!

  6. I am a follower! Happy Follow Friday and Blog Hop!!!

    Emma Michaels

  7. Hopping through and now following you!

    I try not to read a book series out of order. It seems rather odd to read them out of sync.

  8. I just found you through the Hop! I just started TMI series (so far have only read the first one), and I can't wait to read through the rest of the series. I'm so excited for you for when you finally get The Hunger Games!!!

  9. Hi Avery. I prefer to start from the beginning of a series too. New follower from the hop. Congrats on the followers.

    Have a great weekend.


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