Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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I didn't join this week's musing question from Should be Reading, but I've been thinking about it:

This week’s musing asks…
 Do you read books that are part of a series?
• Do you collect all the books in the series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?

Do you like Series?

I do. I hate it when a GREAT book ends. I want to read more about the characters and the world. Don't get me wrong, I'm not into cliffhangers (Lauren Oliver!!) or partial books bound and distributed like whole books (Robin McKinley!!) but when a series gets rolling and it's AMAZING, I love it!!  I can put up with a middler, if you know what I mean (Patrick Rothfuss!!), as long as there's greatness tucked inside and elements of that greatness keep popping up.

For this giveaway, I am giving away a book of your choice that is part of a series, any series, from The Book Depository.  If you hate series, pick one you can imagine you'd like to see in a series and I'll stretch the rules just for you!

Here's some ideas:

Choose one out of Gail Carriger's unique series:
Timeless just published 3/1/12

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate, #3)

Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate, #5)

Did you already get your copy of Pandemonium?  (it's out!!)

 Delirium (Delirium, #1)  Hana  Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)  

The enthusiasm for the Morganville Vampire series is unmatched. 
Y'all are NUTS. I said it!!! 
(that's a good thing when it comes to books!!)

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)The Dead Girls' Dance (The Mor...Midnight Alley (The Morganvill....Feast of Fools (The Morganvill...Lord of Misrule (Morganville V....Carpe Corpus (The Morganville....Fade Out (The Morganville Vamp... Kiss Of Death (The Morganville...Ghost Town (The Morganville Va... Bite Club (The Morganville Vam...  Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11)

Has anyone read any of these, yet?  They're so pretty & intriguing...
Moonblood is due April 1st, so that'd be a PRE-order

Heartless  Veiled Rose Moonblood.......

You could try my favorite medieval-flavored saga
Echoes of Betrayal just came out in February!!  :-)

Oath of Fealty (Paladin's Legacy, #1) Kings of the North (Paladin's Legacy, #2) Echoes of Betrayal (Paladin's Legacy, #3) .....

The funny thing about SERIES is... you think a little harder before jumping in, you know? You also work up some enthusiasm as you read (Right MorganvilleVampireFan#1?!)  It's like... totally BETTER or that much more intimidating.  Does that make sense?  (Maybe both at the same time?!)

So how often do you jump into a NEW series? I already read Delirium and Moon's books, so I'm hooked already.  But... I've been looking at Carriger's series & Stengl's for a while now... there's something about humor and zombies and vampires all rolled into one or dragons... I'm in the mood for dragons!! And I'm obviously feeling the influence of my great readers to look at the Morganville pile-up. (That's a lot of books!!!)

My question this Hop is easy...

What's your favorite Series?

Either all-time or fav-new-find

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