Friday, 12 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop #2

Book Blogger Hop

We're joining in with Crazy for Books Book Blogger Hop, which starts weekly every Friday. 

Last week's challenge was to follow one new-to-me blog, and comment at least 5 times on their posts in the past week...how did I get on?  I joined in and followed one (this time of morning, I can't remember which one, sorry!) and posted once...I just didn't get a chance to go back and keep up, life's been hectic this week.

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

If I realize it is part of a series before starting it, then yes, I prefer to start at the beginning.  Some books I pick up at the library, and start reading, just to realize after the first chapter that it's the second or third book in the series. It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes the draw of a book cover is all it takes....however if it's a review title and there's 6 in the series and I really want to read it...possibly not.  I would always state that in my review though so it's balanced.

Interesting question, and I'll be hopping later to peek at other's answers :) 

6 comments:

Chazz said...

Like you I had the best of intentions for the challenge last week but life took over and I didn't manage it unfortunately.

If I read a book that was in the middle of a series I honestly couldn't go back and read the first or previous books. To me it's like reading a book after watching the movie. You already know what is going to happen in the end and it kills the magic a bit.

Now following you :)

Chazz

I Read Banned Books said...

Hopping by...
I'm with you, I always start with book one. I'm a little crazy about it.
Hope you come by and see my answer!

Alison said...

Hopping through. I'm a new follower. I almost always start a series at the beginning, unless the order doesn't matter.
My Hop

Erika said...

Hopping through. Like you, I read books in order. I never read series books from the middle!

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

Howard Sherman said...

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
http://www.howardsherman.net

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer to this week's question.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com