Apr 292011

TGIF is a Friday feature hosted by the fabulous Ginger at GReads! to recap the week on your blog and to answer a fun question.


This week’s question is:

Stand-alone vs. Series: What’s Your Stance?

This one is easy – I love both!! Is that cheating? Sorry if it is, but it really depends on the style of writing, type of book, and my mood. I think some books have such a well-developed and succinct plot that a series is unneccesary. On the other hand, there are some storylines that just beg to be drawn out over more than one book. My mood plays a huge role as well. If I’m in the mood to just read a single book and be done with it, stand-alone books are my choice. But, if what I’m craving is a long, drawn-out, super developed storyline, then I tend to pick up a series.
I will say this – one of my bookish pet peeves is turning a stand-alone book into a series solely because of sales. That’s when a series flops for me because you can totally tell that the story is forced.

Here are my posts from this week in case you missed them:

  4 Responses to “TGIF (4)”

  1. Me too! It always depends on my mood on whether I want to read one or the other, and I agree that coming back to a series is always good, too. :) Provided I don’t forget what happened int he first few books, of course.

  2. No, not cheating at all. The contents should be more important than whether or not it’s series.

  3. It usually depends on my mood too, whether I’m going to pick up a certain book or not… Though I find it’s usually easier to pick up something you are a little familiar with! :)

  4. I’m not going to lie…I love me some series, but I think I’m on a stand-alone trend right now :)

    I love the closure.

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