02 Sep '17

Random Musings : I have a series Binge reading issue but do you actually want reviews for them?

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Alright guys, this is a question for you all about what you would like to read here on the blog.

I am an absolute sucker for a series. I actually despair of myself because I KNOW that, if I like book one, I’m in for the long haul. My question is do you actually want to read my reviews for a series I came to late and then binge-read in a week? I’m worse with books than I am with NetFlix and I am BAD with Netflix πŸ˜‰

I’ll give you a couple of examples to try explain my badly phrased question…..

I recently read the Penny Reid Winston brothers series (books 2-4 anyway). The books could be read out of order without any major issues so I decided that I would just review the one I liked the most and do quickie reviews on GR for the others (when I get up to date… I am woefully behind with updating GR!).

I also recently read the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter (all 9 books *head-desk*) and I figure you don’t want to read all those reviews one after each other. I reviewed book one and then I’m planning on doing quickie reviews on GR for the rest because I don’t think you can read those books out of order (and there would be major spoilers in the later reviews).

I’ll still review new release series books because I figure that’s OK but what do you think readers? Does this system make sense to you? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

 

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5 Responses to “Random Musings : I have a series Binge reading issue but do you actually want reviews for them?”

  1. How about also posting links to the mini reviews for the other books once you review a new release in a series? That way, folks like me (who are also behind on Goodreads and my shelves and such don’t reflect reality) can read those if we want to by clicking on the link, or folks can skip the mini reviews of books that they may have already read. My two cents, lol.

    I’m also behind on just about every series out there, on purpose. I wait to have a few of the books on hand before I begin, because I hate cliffhangers of any sort, and don’t like waiting a year for another book to come out. I collect the books on sale too; a definite bonus, since I prefer reading paperbacks to my Kindle. I never leave the house without a paperback in my purse.

    • I think that would be a good idea! Thanks πŸ™‚

      One of these days I will get up to date but I kinda like that I don’t have to wait to answer questions bc the next book is already available πŸ™‚

  2. Ah – the reviewing of series . . . I know all about the “binge read” or “watch.” I, too, do it often so I understand the quandary. I generally review the first book to indicate how I feel about the series. As for the rest – it depends on how they effect me, if I feel strongly about something, or if they need to be read in order or okay as stand alone. Otherwise, I will just give a rating and date read – for my reader challenge on GR – and move on. Especially if I am getting to a book four or more or if it’s more serialized than series. As you mentioned – risk of spoilers. I might also do a review on the last book in the series letting the reader know my feeling on it. I try to have my review reflect feelings and impressions the avoid the spoiler effect here. Did I binge read it? How long did it take? Was it worth the read? Did I love/hate the characters? The world? That type of thing. No real details about the story. If it should be a re-read – that happens too – I will note that on the shelves of GR, rate and date. Don’t know if you have noticed, but GR has modified to individual reading history is noted. Makes it easier for the multiple reads.

    • I hadn’t noticed the update to GR…thanks πŸ™‚

      I agree with just the first in series (unless the books are unrelated or I adored/hated that particular installment) bc there are spoilers and then there are SPOILERS.

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