Saturday, 16 July 2016
Conversations: Reading Book Series: Yay or Nay?
Conversations is a fortnightly discussion hosted by Geraldine @ Corralling Books and Joan @ Fiddler Blue. Head on over to their blogs for all the information on these posts! This week's topic is about the pros and cons of book series.
My answer to this question is: YAY! Book series are SO GREAT and I think that they can literally take over someones life. These past couple of months I have been so into a particular book series, The Raven Cycle (gosh when is she gonna shut up about this series?!) but anyways, that is living proof that a book series can change your life. It gives you something to be engrossed in.
The thing about book series are, they allow your favourite story to be carried on through a number of books! It's not like you have to read so slowly to savour a standalone that you absolutely love, you can just keep reading and reading with all your favourite characters and your favourite settings! There is no need for grieving about the ending of a book.
I also think that series look so good all standing together on a bookshelf? The coordinating colours and covers just leave something so appealing to the eye, and it can also be very satisfying to a reader. It shows that you support this author and you are addicted to this series!
Book series are great because each book adds a new element to the overall plot. It seems like putting together pieces to a puzzle, and then once you get to the end it's like finishing the puzzle. It's all very emotional and yet so rewarding to put all those pieces together.
Even though a conclusion to a book series can be upsetting and perhaps even sadder than a standalone, I sometimes like the sadness sometimes. Obviously all good things have to come to an end, and I think it's up to the reader to make sure that the series doesn't die.
So overall, series are the absolute best way for a reader to become absolutely obsessed with a book and carry it on with them for their entire life. It's an emotional connection that I think every bookworm needs in their lives.
What do you think about book series?
Emily @ Paperback Princess