Musing Mondays is a weekly Meme by Mizb @ Should Be Reading
This weeks musing asks... Do you read books that are part of a series? Do you collect all the books in a series before starting? What if the series is brand new, and the only book that has been published so far is book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?
Nowadays, most books get published in a series, so yes, I read books that are a part of a series. If a series is really good, or I enjoy a particular author, I will buy all their books, so that I can have a complete set sitting on my bookshelf :) . At the moment, I have the entire Diaries of Georgia Nicholson series, all the Twilight books, all of Marian Keyes novels, and I'm slowing building up my collection of Tempe Brennan books by Kathy Reichs, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and The Flappers series by Jillian Larkin.
I don't wait until all the books have been released to start reading the series. Depending on how many books are in the series, that could take years! I generally just buy the books as they are released, and slowly build up my collection. I think its better to read this way because you stretch out the series; If I just waited until all the books are released and then read them all, one after the other, I could finish a series within days - that doesn't give you enough time to savour the story!
I don't tend to re-read books. No matter how much I love a book, I just don't go back and read it because I figure that I could spend that time reading a new book. Most of the time, books that are a part of a series tend to hint to you the main plot details of the preceding book, so I don't feel the need to familiarise myself with the plot of the previous book.
What about you? What's your opinion on books in series?