Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blog hop hop hop

Book Blogger Hop

Hi there! It's time for Friday's book blog hop. I can't wait to check out some new blogs.

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

My answer: Yes, I always start with book one. This is something of a pain because I'll pick up a book 2 at a sale or something, and refuse to read it until I've found book one. I just can't stand not starting things from the beginning. I hate being lost, because more often than not the sequels build upon major elements from previous books-I don't want to miss anything!

What about you? Do you start in the middle and work your way out?


Tiger Holland said...

I only start in the middle if I'm sent a middle book to review. It's so hard to find your footing when you're dropped in the middle of a series!

Also, I completely agree with you about the unfortunate-ness of the name Renesmee. A less-special name would have worked a lot better.

Howard Sherman said...

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