Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Question: How long should a book series last?

This post is about a question that came up at our last book club meeting: how long is too long for a book series to go on?

On the one hand, it seemed like most of us come away from reading series with 3 or 4 books in them wishing that they were longer. But on the other hand, after 8 or 9 books, most of us felt like a series was getting too long. In my own experience, if I'm on book 10 or 11 in a series, then chances are, I'm getting tired of it, but I've been reading it for so long that I just want to finish it! (Graphic novels are, however, the exception to this rule.) I think that my favorite series are probably between 3 and 8 books long (3 and below is usually too few, but 8 and above starts to feel like too many...)

Pictured below are three series I really love and which felt, to me, not too short or too long, but just right:

So, what do you guys think? How many books are in your favorite series? How long do you think is too long for a series to go on? Leave your comments below!

Friday, June 8, 2012


Hi guys! Today, I thought I'd write a quick post about Goodreads, which is a really fun site that I like to use to keep track of what I've read and what I want to read in the future. (It connects to Facebook too, so if you already have a Facebook account, it's really easy to use.)

Here's the site address: http://www.goodreads.com/

If you don't have an account, Goodreads will show you a bunch of different titles, and you can select which ones you've read so the site can gauge what kinds of books you like. If you create a Goodreads account (it's free), the site will recommend books for you, and you can also connect with friends through Facebook or Goodreads. I don't know many people on Goodreads, but it's fun to check out what some of my friends are reading or putting on their "to-read" list. :)

Here's what my profile looks like: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5953196-emily

So, if you're looking for a cool way to keep track of what you read and connect with other people who love books, give Goodreads a try!