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On Vox: More on series

My pet peeves with series has to do with the fact that there are a LOT of series out there. It's a lot to juggle in my mind and keep track of, especially since it takes years to finish a series. I like series, but its easier to start one that is finished than one that's ongoing, and easier to start one by an author I know I like than a new author I'm not sure of. I think that I may actually prefer standalones. Authors that write mostly standalones - Neil Gaiman, Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip (besides the Riddlemaster of Hed). Actually - duologies and trilogies are fine too. Open ended series.. beginning to feel tired. This is the list of series I'm reading right now:

1) Wen Spencer - need to start book 4 of 4 in the Ukiah Oregon series

2) Wen Spencer - need to start book 2 of 2? maybe in the Tinker series

3) Patricia Briggs - read 2 out of 7(!!), in the Mercy Thompson series (book 3 - Iron Kissed is out Jan 08)

4) Kim Harrison - need to start book 3 of ??? (5 so far) in the Hollows series

5) Rachel Caine - need to start book 3 of ??(6 so far) in the Weather Warden series

6) Rachel Caine - need to start book 2 of ?? (3 so far) in the Morganville Vampires series

7) Dawn Cook - need to start book 2 of 4 in the Truth series

8) Kat Richardson - need to start book 2 of ?? (2 so far) in the Greywalker series

9) Faith Hunter - need to start book 2 of ?? (3 so far) in the Apocalpse series (I don't know the name of this series really)

10) Michelle Sagara - read 2 of ?? (5 so far) in the Cast in series (book 3 will be out August 07)

11) Garth Nix - started reading his Keys of the Kingdom series (book 1). Waiting for book 7 of 7 to go through it since its fast reading. YA.

12) Anne Bishop - I read book 1 of her Ephemera series (prob a trilogy), not really interested in continuing. Maybe.

13) Mindy Klasky - Need to read book 4 of 5 in her Glasswright series.

14) Moira J. Moore - Need to read book 2 of ?? (around 4 so far) in her Hero series

15) Anne Bishop - Read her Jewels trilogy, need to read her 2 other books from this world (continuations?) - Dreams made Flesh, Tangled Webs..

16) Sharon Shinn - Read book 1 of her Twelve Houses series.. not sure if I want to read 2 and 3 out of ??.

17) Karen Chance - Read book 2 of ?? in her Shadows series.

18) S. L. Viehl - Reading book 1 of 7 so far in her Stardoc series

19) Marie Brennan - Reading book 2 of 2 in her Doppleganger duology (I think)

20) Louise Rennison - Read book 2 of ?? (7 so far) in her Georgia Nicolson series

21) Casey Daniels - Read book 2 of ?? (at least 3 so far).. in her Pepper Martin series. Probably will not continue.

22) Ilona Andrews - Read book 1 of 2 so far of her Magic series

23) Lilith Saintcrow - Read book 2 of ?? in her Dante Valentine series

24) Karin Lowachee - Read book 1 of 3 in her series, will continue eventually.

25) Katie MacAlister - Read up to book 3 of her Aisling Grey, Guardian series, not really interested in continuing.

26) Janet Evanovich - Read book 1 of ... ??? 13 so far in her Stephanie Plum series. Not interested in continuing.

27) MaryJanice Davidson - Read book 1 of ?? in her Undead series

28) Holly Black - Read book 2 of 3 in her Modern Faery Tale series.

29) Kristen Britain - Read book 2 of 3 (I think) in her Green Rider series.. Not really into it.. may finish though.

30) Ellen Schreiner - Read book 1 of ?? (3 so far) of her Vampire Kisses series

31) Sophie Kinsella - Read book 2 of ?? (5 so far) of her Shopaholic series

32) Kelley Armstrong - Read book 1 of ?? (8 so far) of her Otherwold series

33) Stephenie Meyer - Read book 1 of ?? (3 so far) of her series

34) Clare B. Dunkle - Read book 1 of 3 in her Hollow Kingdom series

There are other series I'm not going to even mention here since I'm now very tired. At least 10 more. At least.

K - I figured out another pet peeve - NOT KNOWING when a series is going to end!!

Originally posted on janicu.vox.com

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calico_reaction
Jul. 25th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Whew, I don't even want to CONSIDER the serieses (heh) I've started. :) But I'm with you on not knowing when it will end, to an extent. It depends on how long the series already is, and how invested I am with the characters and if the author is staying on top of the craft. :)
janicu
Jul. 26th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Exactly.

The list turned out longer than I expected.. and I know its longer, but I got so tiredd! I think I need to just finish some of these things. Stupid me to keep getting sucked into another new series because it looks interesting. Ah! *smack self*.
dracschick
Jul. 26th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
yeah, there seems like there's sooo many series out there......
Usually, I read the first book and then, don't read the second.
janicu
Jul. 26th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah, there seems like there's sooo many series out there......
I think I'm partially to blame for stupidly starting so many. And I will usually keep reading beyond the first book ... gives me too much to keep track of.
paleika
Jul. 26th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
The thing I don't like about series, especially the ones with 10+ books, is that they can get too repetitive. I can't imagine being an author and thinking of new scenerios for the same character over and over again.

I agree with you. I usually loose interest in series that aren't complete, it's just too hard to keep track of them all :)
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