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Tuesday Thingers


Today's question: Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series?

I collect a few series: First of all, the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Not only do I have the books as they were published in mass market paperback, I also have them in their trade paperback reprint form as well (the only exception being Shopaholic and Baby, which is in hardback). I'm the exact same as Shana at Literarily, except I also have Kinsella's other books as well. Can you tell I'm a fan?

I'm also a collector of Deanna Raybourn's Silent series, featuring Lady Julia Grey (Grave in mass market paperback, Sanctuary in trade). There are only two books out there right now, and I'll be excited when the third book in the series, Silent on the Moor, comes out next March.

I also seem to have quite a few books by Sharon Kay Penman, though her books cover several different series. I own four of Dorothy Sayers's mysteries, and a number of action/ thriller books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child that fall into one series featuring Agent Aloysius Pendergast. In nonfiction, I have most of Laurie Notaro's collections of essays. I also have all three of Jen Lancaster's books. So, yeah, I'm a series collector; once I'm hooked on an author or series, there's no stopping me.

Comments

Adele said…
I love a good series, if I like characters then revisting them is wonderful to me. Urban Fantasy is the main genre where I am doing this.
I don't collect a lot of series (except Harry Potter), but I do have a confession--I've been collecting the hardback copies of the Janet Evanovich books, none of which I've read. But, I have 6-13 so I can't start the series yet. Not sure why I am collecting them--especially hardback which I don't normally read--seems silly. :)
I don't have a lot of series. The only one that comes to mind is Anne of Green Gables. I started reading all the Shop-A-Holic books but I think I gave up by the time baby rolled around. I wonder how many more they will make?
Shelley said…
I have got to check out this Shopaholic series I've heard so much about. I'm in just that kind of mood right now!
Anna Claire said…
I'm collecting Deanna Raybourn's fab books, too. Also Hester Browne's Little Lady Agency books. They remind me of the Shopaholic books (British, fun), but I like the heroine better. Becky just makes me want to scream--though of course that hasn't kept me from reading all the Shopaholic books!
Sandra said…
I am big into female detestive fiction series with full runs of Sue Grafton, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Kathy Reichs, Julia Spencer Fleming, Sara Paretsky and others -- really enjoy the strong, resilient characters. My husband likes Michael Connelly (full runs) and Lee Child.
estelle said…
The only books i collect, and in fact run out to buy as soon as they hit book shops, are fantasy books, especially the Harry Potter books and Isobelle Carmody's series. I think it's about the cumulative serial nature of those books - they are super epic and I just itch to know what happens next.

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