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This weeks topic is:
What are some long running series that you would like to try?
Sometimes I wonder if an author isn’t shooting themselves in the foot by continuously churning out a single series and not starting anything new. If other readers are like me, it can sometimes be daunting to pick up a long-running series. If an author has two projects being published at once, and one of them is new, it can give the reader a taste of their writing and see if they want to invest in twelve or thirteen books. One thing I ran into was a spoiler in a later book blurb informing me how a love triangle spanning earlier books in the series ended up, and it dampened my enthusiasm to read it. Not because she picked who I didn’t want (I didn’t know either men well enough to know who I was rooting for yet,) but it ruined the element of surprise or hopefulness for me. It can also be hard when other readers who have the entire series under the belts just don’t understand why you aren’t wild about the series yet. Sometimes it’s simply because you haven’t spent as much time with the characters as they have, but that love is on its way! I will say that I read the Kate Daniels series last year, and I freaking loved every second of it! It does make me feel like I’m missing out, and there are series on my radar that I want to read. Today, I’m going to list four series where I have read only the first book. These are series openers that left me underwhelmed, but as my blogging buddies are huge fans of these series, I feel like I need to give at least one more book a go in each series before I decide whether or not I’m going to continue with it.