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Reflections of a Bookaholic

Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday.  What is a Meme you ask?  According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging.  Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors (me) answering it on their site (here).

The question this Wednesday is Series or a Stand Alone?

This was easy for me.  I am 100% a series girl.  Why would you want a good book to end?  When you finish a REALLY good book, a book where you were having a hard time putting it down, don’t you feel strange.  Like when you realized there was no Santa strange.  Like the end of the best meal ever and you still have room for dessert strange.  Do you go for seconds or go for dessert?  I am always looking for a good series.  I love getting the first one and following the lives and growth of the characters with there good and bad choices.  Every time I am reading a good series, I will finish a book and get up (no matter the time) and get the next book.  Thank God there is a Barnes and Nobles nearby that closes at 11pm.  I hate to say it but Twilight had me rushing there at 10:30pm one night.  And I mean rushing!!!  For me a good series will let you start anywhere and you feel like you haven’t missed anything.  Just like watching a soap opera.  After a week you are hooked and it was on TV for decades before you joined in.

Series I Love:

Sweet Valley High – From my childhood

V.C Andrews (Dollanganger Series) – From my childhood

Anne Rice (Both Vampire & Jesus stories)

Angles and Demons

Harry Potter


The Quilters Series (Elm Creek Quilts Series) – Just found out about this series and  I love it!

Viola in Reel Life – Just picked up the second book.  It is a cute, quick read.

P.P.S. (Pet Peeve Statement) I can’t stand to read a series and wait and wait … and wait for the next book to come out.

It is your time to answer the question.  Are you into series or stand alone?  What are some of the series that you love?

♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥

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Just another girl who loves to read and then read some more and wants to meet others like me.
  • Couldn’t agree more!
    I love series, but wish I could somehow travel into the future and have them all out so I can read each book leisurely in the comfort of the idea I won’t be deprived after finishing it because the next one isn’t still out. It ruins my reading experience of it if I have to wait and wait…come to think of it, all series I read and liked had enough books out for me to not wait around for the next one, and most of those I’ve read as the books came out, and waited and waited for the next, didn’t leave me that pleasant a memory.

    I liked Twilight too, but I started reading them when book #3 was already out, so I didn’t get that bleh feeling of killing time until the next one is out. I’m hating having to sit around and wait forever and ever for the next book in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampires novels, if I didn’t have SUCH a thing for Eric I’d probably just forget about it and read the rest of the books in the series by accident or something, haha.

    Love the blog, btw, I just had to say it 😀

    • Thanks so much. U did the same with Twilight. I started the series after breaking dawn came out.

  • I love series too. There is nothing like getting to know characters and being able to continue on their journey with them. And I used to LOVE Sweet Valley and Sweet Valley High, V.C> Andrew’s series, and of course Twilight. Though I can’t stand Bella and Edward…I’m a Jacob and the wolfpack fan.

    • I agree!!! I didn’t like Bella at all because she was soooo weak minded. I was upset at her the whole time and myself for running to the bookstore in the middle of the night to get Eclipse. Lol.

  • I’m a stand aloner. Ha, is that a word? I’m not too keen on series but I feel compelled to read all the books or feel like I am missing something if I skip a book in the series. So I prefer stand alone, that way there are new characters, new settings and new worlds to read about.

    • But don’t you want to know what happens to them after the book is done?

  • Great post. Lately I’ve just felt too manipulated with series.