Hello, again! I think Book Riot is one of my new favorite things because there are so many unique and interesting topics that truly make you think. There was the one last week, that got me thinking, and now, here’s another one! This one however, is a little bit different — How My TV Obsession Got Me Reading Book Series. At first, I was like, “Yeah, I guess I could see that…” But now that I’m actually thinking, I realized I am the complete opposite.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love book series! I would read them all the time when I was younger. One of my favorites was Goosebumps, which I’m sure most 90’s kids can relate to. Another was the Babysitter’s Club, Nancy Drew, and the Box Car Kids. Hmm… Beverly Clearly? Was she a series? Or was she the author? Oooh, maybe the series was Ramona?
Anyway, as a young girl, I couldn’t get enough of them! I am a little older now, and occasionally, I will read series, but looking at my book collection, I collect them and they all sit in my TBR pile. I’ll give you a little insight into that in a few minutes.
Again, don’t get me wrong here, I absolutely love TV series. Right now, I am really into Ghost Whisperer (about halfway through season 5), but I have been severely addicted to quite a few over the years — Pretty Little Liars (man, did that season finale answer NO questions?!), Gossip Girl, and of course, my absolute favorite – Law and Order: Special’s Victims Unit (which is weird because I actually haven’t seen any episodes from season 16 and it started a while ago).
My Netflix queue is FULL of TV shows that I have yet to watch. Some are old, some are new. Nonetheless, still full of TV shows. Which ties into my reading habits. To do this day, I still love book series, I am just not fond of reading them too often. Maybe it is because I have too many in my queue (so much so that my boyfriend made me get my own profile because he was tired of seeing suggestions from my shows. Hahaha). Maybe it’s because I watch too many series, that I want something different when I read books. Who knows?
Back to my TBR pile: I have quite a few authors where I own their series. For example, James Patterson and his Women’s Murder Club (13 books). There’s Jude Deveraux and her Edilean series (9 books plus 1 not pictured). There is Sylvia Day and her Crossfire series (4 books).
Out of those three series alone, I have maybe read 3 out of 27 books. I absolutely love the idea of having a series sitting on my bookshelf and being able to read them at any point in time. Yet, I haven’t. Lately, I have been working on collecting Sue Grafton’s Alphabet books (23 or 24 books total) and I haven’t read any of them.
Hopefully, I will get a chance to read them all, after I finish all the TV shows I want to watch. In the meantime, I will continue reading my stand alone novels, continue collecting series, and work on clearing out my Netflix queue. Wish me luck!