Booking Through Thursday: Series

This week’s question from Booking Through Thursday is:

Suggested by Jennifer: If you read series, do you ever find a series “jumping the shark?” How do you feel about that? And, do you keep reading anyway?
First—always first—the Fonz:

Next, the talk of books:
Yup, I’m one of those series deserters. Though usually I don’t think of series so much as “jumping the shark” as “getting old.” Rarely is there a cringe-worthy shark moment; instead, I just don’t really care anymore.
(Re-name the blog The Callous Reader?)
Here are some examples that come to mind:
Anne Perry’s Monk series—I got about ¼ of the way through Execution Dock and decided, “No more.”
Diana Gabaldon’s Claire and Jamie series—I started Drums of Autumn. I didn’t finish it.
Monica Ferris’s Betsy Devonshire series—I checked out Blackwork and didn’t even crack it.
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series—Sizzling Sixteen didn’t sizzle, it fizzled.
On the watch list: Sara Paretsky, Dana Stabenow, and Laura Lippman
Sometimes I wonder if I’d be so finicky if there weren’t so many other books calling to me.
But some long-standing series—Sue Grafton, you marvel, you!—keep me coming back for more, in spite of how many other books beckon. (See also: Laurie R. King, Earlene Fowler, and P.D. James.)

2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Series

  1. Ash

    I try to keep up with series but sometimes it's just not worth it. I started the Blue Bloods series and got the second book even though I didn't care much for the first one. Now I think I'm just going to get rid of both of them, I have way too many books to read and would rather not waste my time reading something I don't care much about.

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