The End of the Series Never Comes

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  1. Absolutely! Although I usually do better about finishing series than it seems you do haha. My problem tends to be that I put off starting a series because I want to read them straight through, but never get around to reading them. I bought Red Rising last year and it’s still sitting on my shelf unread. I got so excited that I bought Golden Sun, even though I hadn’t read Red Rising yet! That’s going to change this year (hopefully).

    My other problem is that I get distracted by other books. Last year I bought Stephen King’s Revival in the Boise airport when I was coming back from vacation and spent the next month a half trudging through it because I just couldn’t get into the story. Or, in the case of the Red Rising trilogy, as much as I want to read that series, I’m probably going to read The Magicians series before that. Why? No idea! Maybe it’s because I got the first Magicians book for Christmas 2014 and feel guilty for not having read it yet.

    I don’t mind series, but to me they seem like a time commitment. And what if I lose interest in the series? I HAVE to find out what happens. Sometimes I do stop reading a series, like you with Deborah Harkness’s books, but I feel guilty for not finishing.

    I suppose what Lemony Snicket said is true: “I’ll probably die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

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    1. I’m so glad that this post makes sense to someone! I was worried that I was being weird about it. A lot of reading a series is just that there are so many books to read (whether within the series like Outlander or Discworld by Terry Pratchett, or other stand alone books)! But I also agree with your mention of a time commitment. Such a reader’s dilemma!

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