Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Best Sequels Ever




Best Sequels Ever


If you thought I was quirky about movies made from books (I don't like them)....

If you thought I was quirky about finishing books (I don't if I don't want to)....

If you thought I was quirky about reading one book at a time (I read 5-10)....

Here's one of my biggest reading quirks....I rarely read sequels.

My response to this prompt:  

 


What is it about sequels that I'm missing?



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14 comments:

  1. To know if the sequel is good you need to read the first book first...

    So maybe start with the second book in World is Not Enough or The Time Quintet as you liked the first books

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  2. That's a great idea. But...

    I've tried to read both, but I couldn't get into them. Funny!

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  3. I'm like you for the most part. Not fond of them.

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  4. I agree! I don't blog, but when I saw this topic this morning, I didn't think I could have come up with even one. Even series that I've enjoyed (Hunger Games, for example), leave me comparing the later books to the first one and they always come up short. For me, the magic is in a single story.

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one, Jill.

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  6. I agree. Even when I have read series books, nothing, to me, compares to the first book.

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  7. Interesting! I don't read as many sequels as some. Coming up with 10 was really hard, but I do die in the process of waiting for the few that follow after a book I really loved. Thanks for visiting my TTT. :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

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  8. I skipped this one today also as I couldn't really think of 10 best sequels ever. I do read a very few continuing detective series, such as Rizzoli and Isles, so would the second book of that set be the one I should mention? What if I liked the 5th or 6th better? Maybe I am being too literal with this question. Anyway, I passed on this, though.

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  9. I agree that sequels more often than not are disappointing, but once I start a series I just need to finish it. I usually find the first and final books in a series much better than the one(s) in between.

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  10. Yes, Ellie. I agree. The middle always feels like a filler.

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  11. I would think a fifth or sixth in a series would still count as a sequel, Rita. Just my two cents.

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  12. I agree sequels usually are a let down. Harry Potter is one series that didn't go downhill IMO. I also think some of the middle books in the Jessica Darling series are better than the first book. But most of the time it's just like sequels for movies... you get all excited waiting for it and then.... it sucks.

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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  13. LOL, I love your response! This is probably the best TTT I've ever saw. ;D
    Great response & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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  14. I like series books, but have a harder time reading sequels and trilogies. If I really liked a book I'm always afraid the next book will ruin it.

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