It came to my attention earlier this year, that I have about a million unfinished series- and there’s no way I will finish them- as much as I want to. I will finish some, although I much prefer stand alones.
The problem is this: I find a book, it’s the first in a series, I pick it up, read it, find out the second one isn’t out yet and when it comes out I forget what happened in the first one. The other scenario? I don’t realize I’m reading a series. If it’s the only one out, I don’t look to see if there will be another.
The other problem: all of them are out, but I don’t want to binge read an entire series because I have other books on my TBR I want to get to, so I vow to get back to it later, savor my time with the characters and never do.
I have another thing where I wait to read the last one forever. I draw it out so long that it may be years before I read the last book in a series why? Because I don’t want it to end.
Things by the same author are the same way. I think one reason is because if one book was insanely good, I don’t want the next one to fall flat and disappoint me. This has happened before when I was reading different series when I was younger especially. The ones that had 20,000 books in the series. They can’t all be good. I need to accept that, but the anticipation will always be there.
Basically, I treat every book as though it is a stand alone. I see everyone’s blogs and they say they read the entire series in a week or they read the new book as soon as it came out and I just don’t do that. Am I alone in this?
This happens a lot more than I want it to. Does anyone else have this problem?