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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5 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm stopping by for the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Reading!

    I'm an old follower.

    Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies

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  2. 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

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my Blog!! Im following you as well :)

    Stacy

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  4. I've been a follower for a while, but just wanted to say hi :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. Love those side panels...stopping back for a visit...love your blog.

    ...happy hopping this weekend.

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

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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