Friday, January 17, 2014

Savoring Book Series as Whole

I was talking to some of my friends and they were telling me about books they have been reading. I told them I haven't read it yet, and they were stunned.

"Why haven't you read it yet?" she asked me.

"Because I like to wait until the whole series is out so I can read it straight through."

Yeah that's me. I like to wait until the whole book series is out so that I can read it straight through. Now it does sound weird, but I have been doing it for a while and it works really well for me.

Part of the reason I do that is because it takes a long time for the next book to be released and I get too anxious with all the waiting. The first time I experience that sort of impatient waiting was growing up and waiting for the next Harry Potter book to come out. Then the next book series I fell in love with was The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, and I also hated having to wait for the next book in the series to come out.

As I started seeking agents to query, and learn more about the business of publishing I learned why it would take about two years for a book to get published. SO now I do order the books, and pre-order the rest of the books in the series leaving them sitting on my shelves until I have all the books then I start reading the whole series. Sometimes depending on the publisher I will buy the boxed set, or I will buy the first two books in the series in paperback with the final book in hardcover.

So when my friends tell me I am behind in the books that are really good that everyone is reading, I really don't care.