From The Boston Bibliophile - Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series?
I LOVE series! Probably mystery series are my favorites but I just love series in general. I love already knowing the characters in the book and learning more about them. Each book brings a new situation for the main characters to react to and that gives me more insight into their personality. And makes them more my 'friend'.
In the BB times (Before Blogging), I would find a series and scour the library shelves each time to find the next one or two in the series, requesting what I couldn't find. Occasionally I would read a book, return it, and then forget to find/request the next one. Then at some point later (usually when I was low on books to request) I would remember the series, get frustrated with myself for forgetting, and then get all excited about it again.
Now in the times, I do much more forgetting and lots less remembering! Doh! But I have so many other books to read based on reviews I read. So I'm having to start organizing! I have started lists of the series I've been reading, what I've read, what is still to read.
Since mystery is my core reading love, I have to be sure to get good mysteries in regularly or else I get tired of reading. The next in a mystery series is an easy way to ground myself again. If that makes sense.
Okay, that was much more than what was asked! As for LT and the series option - again, I didn't know there was such a thing! I will definitely be using it from now on. I think it will really help me to know whether the book I am reading and loving is a series or not. And will help me keep track of what I've read and need to read.
Thanks to Marie for the great question this week and making me learn something new about LT. Check out the other ways folks use the series information by clicking over here.