Question – Is There Such a Thing as Too Many Favorites?
“What’s your favorite book?” Aug! Those of us who are passionate readers absolutely HATE that question! It’s like asking us to pick a favorite child or to select a favorite pair of shoes or to choose a favorite kind of cookie (Oreo. Okay, maybe that last one wasn’t the best example).
I’ve been slowly adding books and series of books to my Favorites page since I really got into reading. At first, the list was short. Once a book lands on my list, I contact the author to have her sign my copy of their book (hence my Signature Collection). At first, I was happy to tell the authors that my list was quite short because I was rather picky as to what I put on there. But the more I read, the more titles began joining the original ones. And as my list grows, I wonder if the authors that I contact are bothered that I have a heftier list now. Will they not feel as ‘special’? Really, I don’t add new books all the time – I’m still quite picky. If I know that I could potentially re-read a book I’ve just read as soon as I’ve finished it, I’ll give it 5 stars. Therefore I may give out 5 star ratings to a fair amount of books, but that doesn’t make them my favorites. Also, my list might look long because if I love a certain series and if this series has 9 books in it, all 9 books end up on my list regardless of the individual book’s rating. Just wait to see my list when I reach book 19 of the Dark-Hunter series!
This leads me to my question for you today: Is there such a thing as too many favorite books / series?