Back before I was a reviewer/blogger I used to be determined to finish the series of any book that I picked up. Making reading decisions is hard…
As readers I’m sure many of us have encountered this issue – that need to complete the story or series. To simply…
KNOW HOW IT ENDS!
Now I find myself more and more shying away from that. If I don’t fall in love completely with the world and characters, why should I continue?
There are always more and more new books coming out that I want to read that now that I read and review more I have to be super persnickity about the series fiction I choose to continue on with.
Each year there are those shiny new ‘firsts in a series’ that I simply HAVE to read and then I frequently find older series that I haven’t yet tested the waters on and I must read those as well! Seeing as how I am likely not going to live forever (come on immortality come save me I have a lot of books to get read) – I have to give up one or the other.
What to do what to do? Jump ship I say!
That’s right – I’m in deep waters here folks and there are only so many books I can either carry on my back or make a damn floating raft out of. Some of them have to go.
Of course the 2 star ones are easy to chuck into that water, because hey…I’m just not going to need to finish that series if I didn’t even think it was ok…but the 3stars? That is where things get hard!
Sometimes those 3star book one in a series, can really have a lot of potential. I can see them going places that I most definitely want to see.
Other times well – let’s face it. It was just ok and I could still peaceably live my life guilt free not having consumed it. Rather like a not so delicious dessert. All those calories (in this instance hours) spent on something that I didn’t enjoy every bit of. I like my calories to count dagnabit!!
Which begs the question…How do you decide which 3star BookOnes, to sally forth with!?