Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Series

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.


Anonymous said...

I love mystery series, too. I didn't know about the LT series feature, but will definitely be scoping it out.

Marie said...

My reading has definitely changed SB- since blogging!- as well. As I said in my post I'm not a big series girl myself but it doesn't surprise me that I'm in the minority :-)

Melissa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one not to know about the series feature!

Cathy said...

I have a fellow mystery fiend who's started so many series, she keeps an updated document on her desktop so she can keep track of them all. I'm probably in the same boat she is, but I don't let it bother me.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

I've never really gotten into mysteries, but I've been reading about some great ones on blogs, so might need to jump on in!

:) Here's the link to my first Tuesday Thingers post:


Shana said...

Michele, I always learn something new about LT too from this meme.

I'm glad because it is such a powerful application that I totally under-utilize!


sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Marie should get kudos from LT for all the extra use we give it each week as we search out our own answers to these questions!

Debbie said...

Somewhere you mentioned Stephanie Plumb...and I love Stephanie Plumb! That is one series I have read every book...I'm in the middle of number 14 right now.
I have to learn more about LT. I have my books cataloged, but that is it.