Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.
This week's question is:
Series? Or stand-alone books?
Both, please! I like stand-alone books because they wrap up the story and give me a sense of fulfillment when I finished them. I also like series because they allow me to really get to know the characters and spend more time with them. I used to read mostly stand-alones, but lately I seem to gravitate more towards series. I must have close to a hundred different series I have started or want to start. Perhaps it's time to think about finishing some of them. ;)
The problem with series is that I always have to read them in order. I hate starting in the middle of a series, because I'm afraid I might have missed something vital to the story. Also, I don't like having to wait forever to read the next book in the series (I'm looking at you, Republic of Thieves), and some series seem to go on forever without moving forward at all (I'm looking at you, Stephaine Plum). Perhaps trilogies are the perfect compromise; short enough not to lose its appeal, and long enough to get to know the characters and their story (i.e. Inkheart).