Question – Do You Re-read Your Favorite Long-Running Series Before the Last Releases?
This week’s Question was suggested by Jessica from Rabid Reads. In fact, she emailed me with a long list FULL of wonderful Question suggestions! I’m sure you will be seeing more of her Questions soon 🙂
As for why I picked the one I did for this week…well, it just seemed fitting. You see, Anne has been hosting a Read-Along for Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series almost every Wednesday here on the blog since May. This Wednesday, the before last book in the series will be featured. The reason for this read-along? The final book in the series, book number thirteen The Witch With No Name, is releasing September 9th 2014. Good reason for a read-along I think.
Anne, along with Jessica and some wonderful readers including Aimee, Janice, Charlotte, Bonnie, Linda, Erica and more, has been re-reading this series in preparation for the eagerly anticipated finale. (Well, technically, Anne is reading this series for the first time while the others are re-reading and along for the ride. It’s fun to see someone’s reaction to a book you’ve read before, isn’t’ it?!)
Which brings up the question, do you guys do the same? Do you re-read a favorite long-running series before the last book releases?
I have done this once. I re-read the Fever books before Karen Marie Moning released Shadowfever. I have re-read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books before Lover Mine came out. Or was it Lover Unleashed?... Doesn’t matter. The point is I did re-read books from JR Ward’s BDB series before a book came out.
I wanted to read Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series before reading the final book but didn’t. I got the last book, which releases in December, in my hands super early and there is no way I was going to be able to put it aside while I read books one through seven before cracking it open. I find though that some series almost require a re-read, what with all the details the series contains. The Fever books are some such books. The detail! Easy to get lost in and forget. I may have re-read more series before final books released if I had more time though. I would have loved to re-read Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series before Banishing the Dark released. LOVE that series…but time didn’t allow it.
Back to the Secret McQueen books for a moment, Sierra is posting a couple posts a month, here and there in blogland, each featuring one Secret McQueen novel or novella. She’s sharing little known or unknown facts and supplying a little background information for each book. (She’ll be here in November to talk about Secret Unleashed!) The first post came out last week over at RR@H Novel Thoughts & Book Talk. If you are a fan of the series, follow along. What Sierra shares is really cool! If you have not read the books yet, DO IT! Now is the perfect time. 🙂
You’re turn to answer my Question of the week. Do you re-read before a final book comes out?