Thursday's Discussion - Long Book Series - The Butterfly Reader

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday's Discussion - Long Book Series

Why Long Book Series Are Better

*Disclaimer* 
Everyone has different opinions, we are all unique with different likes and dislikes. This is not meant to offend or put down anyone's taste. If you prefer a good standalone or shorter series, that's totally fine and dandy! This is just my personal preference. Let's get to it!



Character Development Matters
I'm a huge character driven reader. I care more about characters than anything else. I can have amazing fleshed out characters and kind of meh world building and still enjoy the book so freaking much. So with a longer series, I get to spend more time with these characters that I have fallen in love with and never want to part form.

I'm Not Good at Saying Goodbye
I am so bad when it comes to saying goodbye to a series that I love. Take Twilight for example, back when I was first reading that series in 2008, I actually stopped reading a few chapters from the end because I couldn't handle saying goodbye. It was YEARS later when I finally read the very end. With longer series, I can get more and not have to worry about that awful goodbye.

World Building - The Bigger the Better
Well, the world doesn't have to be huge but more details can be added. So, yes, I did say that characters matter most to me but with more books means a richer world, a world so vivid that it feels like it's real. Like Harry Potter, that world is so amazingly detailed that to this day, people still fawn over it.

Anticipation - The Christmas Morning Effect 
Unless you're a George R. R. Martin fan, you can look forward to having a new book every year. Nothing beats that feeling of finally waiting soooo long for the next book in your favorite series and then finally holding it in your hands. NOTHING!





10 comments:

  1. I do love a long series - the Dresden Files is an example and I'm dying for more!

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    1. I've been meaning to look into that series! Everyone says it's great!

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  2. I definitely love a good long series too! Although sometimes I think the longer the series the harder that goodbye is at the end. You've stuck with the characters for so long, the end is always much sadder than the end of a short series!

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    1. That is so very true! It's much harder to let go of characters when you've had them for 6 or more books!

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  3. The longest series I am reading these days are mystery/thriller series. Some of them have over 20 books and I do get attached to the characters, for sure.

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    1. Over 20 books! That's a long series for sure! Yes, it's so easy to get attached to them with so many books.

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  4. I love long book series. I think the two longest that I've been reading for 20 years is Christine Feehan's Dark Series and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. There's also Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. I love long series and so often when they end there's a spin off series to keep reading.

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    1. I'm getting ready to start the Dark series! I've heard nothing but amazing things! Dark Hunter is another one I need to start, I own the first one. Long book series are the best <3

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  5. I'll confess that I'm generally not a fan of long series. I just find that I end up drifting off before it's finished. I much prefer three book series--though I do like it when there are related series in the same world.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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