Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop 11/12

Book Blogger Hop

Each weekend, Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop.  It is a great way for book lovers and book bloggers to find new book blogs and get to know each other.  Each week there is a new, fun question to answer.  I hope you will take some time to hop over and check out some of the other great blogs participating!

Last week Jennifer gave us a great challenge to comment five times on a new blog that we started following.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to participate in the Book Blogger Hop last week so I missed this but I think it is a great idea and something I would like to challenge myself to do.

This week's book blogging question is:  If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

Normally, I would say YES I must always start with the first book in the series.  I can't stand to read things out of order.  I've had one major exception to this and one that almost was an exception.  I actually started the Kitty Norville series with the most current book.  I saw Kitty Goes to War listed as a giveaway on Goodreads and decided to put my name in the hat.  I hardly ever manage to win anything from Goodreads so I really didn't have high expectations.  When I won, it was kind of an 'uh oh what do I do now?' moment because I hadn't read any of the other books.  I didn't want to take the time to read all of the other books in case I didn't like them so I just dove in.  It turned out to be great, as you can read in my review, and I know I'll go back and read the rest of the series at some point.

The other one was when I mis-read the email from a publicist and thought that the book she was talking about was the first in the series.  Shoulder Bags and Shootings turned out to be the third book in the series.  I went ahead and got the first book from the library since I wasn't that far behind in the series.  I was really glad that I had or I would have been lost!  I did skip the second book and you can read more about that in this review.

I definitely prefer starting at the beginning though!

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