Booking Through Thursday (5) - Serial

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.


The BTT question of the week is:

Series? Or Stand-alone books?

Easy enough after that soul-bearing question last week.

Honestly, I don't really have any preference as long as it's a good story - I will continue reading the rest of the books in a series if the books preceding them are continuous, flows fluidly and do not frustrate me. There are books out there in a series that made go *aargghh* and regret ever buying them. 

Stand-alone books, on the other hand, are okay too. However, there are also stand-alone books, that I've read, that I wish have sequels. Though it's fun doing fanfiction stories about them. *lol*

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9 comments:

  1. You are right, a good story is essential too. I should maybe have mentioned that. If I don't like the first book then I won't continue with the series. If it's one book in the middle of a series I will try the next one just in case it's a one off but I would need to really love the series in the first place.

    There are also times when I have read a stand alone book and wish it had a sequel. I normally don't mind an open ending but sometimes you just want that little bit more, lol.

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  2. It's definitely all about the story. If it's not good then I'm not going to love it whether or not it's a series or a stand-alone.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-10.html

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  3. I read both kinds, and there are some very different kinds of series - it can matter more or less whether you read them in order. my BTT

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  4. It's a good thing that we can actually have it all. Stand-alone or series, as long as they are good.

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  5. For me, it is always stand-alone books. There are exceptions though. Check out those in my BTT: Headlines post!

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  6. I like both, but books in a series more. Here is my answer for this week's Booking Through Thursday.

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  7. Yeah, this question was a breeze compared to last week lol. I was actually a few minutes late to work trying to answer it!

    I feel the same way, I just want a good story!

    Here's my answer:
    http://www.violethourbr.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday_20.html

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  8. I like both, as long as it keeps your interest.

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  9. Hah! I like the idea of writing fanfic for the stand-alone story that you wish hadn't ended!

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