Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (10)

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week's question comes from Christina @ The Paperback Princesses:

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

Of course I do!  I hate coming into anything in the middle: TV shows, movies, books, etc.  That's probably the reason I haven't read Ursula K. Le Guin's Voices yet.  I found the hardcover at a great price, but I didn't realize that it was book #2 in a trilogy.  Apparently, you can get away with reading it on its own, but I'd prefer to start from the beginning.  I don't want to feel lost.


  1. Hey, just stopping by for the Hop, thanks for coming to my blog! I love you header, it's so pretty! New follower here =]

  2. Hi, I am here at your lovely blog from the Hop! I prefer to read the first book in a series, and then read subsequent books, too.

    Happy reading! :)

  3. I don't always but I usually start at the beginning of a series. Sometimes a book comes your way and it's not the first. After reading it you want the rest. Happened to me recently. :)

    Old follower just stopping by to say Hi!

  4. Hi there! Just hoppin' on by. <3 I'm an old follower! :D

    I can't start something in the middle either - I HAVE to start with the first of something!

    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer. Have a good weekend! <3

  5. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  6. Your blog is beautiful! I'm a new follower :)

    I feel the same way, I have to start from the beginning of series.

  7. Hopping by to say hello! I mostly read books in order, just because the series makes more sense that way.

    Happy Friday!

  8. Hi,
    I'm stopping by to say hello. I always have to start at book 1 its a sickness. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Happy Reading!
    Romance Book Junkies

  9. Hi, stopping by on the hop. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I like to start at the beginning too but sometimes I don't realize a book is part of a series and then it's too late, I'm already reading!

  10. Hello fellow blogger! new follower to your page here. Just wanted to drop some *love* and say that you have a wonderful blog here! I'm new to blogging and would love if you could return the favor and follow my page! Happy Blogging!

    how many times do you think i used the word blog?

  11. Thanks for stopping by Book Love on the Hop! Your blog design is gorgeous :)