Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's question: Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series?

Jeez, there's a series feature? Who knew? But the answer to today's question is ABSOLUTELY! I love a good series. Something about finishing a story that I really enjoyed and knowing that there is another one to come just makes me a happy reader. Some of my favorite historical fiction series are by Sharon Kay Penman, Dorothy Dunnett, Helen Hollick, Sara Donati, Manda Scott, Michelle Moran and Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (she has the mother of all series, The Morland Chronicles, covering hundreds of years and currently at over thirty books!). I also enjoy fantasy (Juliet Marillier, Terry Pratchett) and mystery (Elizabeth George, Elizabeth Peters). I'm not sure where it fits in but Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a fantastic, too. There are others, too many to list really. But you get the picture, I'm a serial reader!

Now I'm off to go see if I can find this series feature on Library Thing. Not that I need any more reading material....

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I follow several series, too. I never knew about the series feature on LT, either. I have very few series books listed on LT. Of course, my LT library is in no way indicative of all I've read. I usually don't keep books after I read them, so it would be too much trouble to think of all those titles.

S. Krishna said...

I've decided that Michelle Moran is one of my new favorite authors!

Melissa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't know there was a series feature. It's always nice to find another Outlander fan!

Sunny said...

Are you trying to overflood my TBR list? LOL! I like historical fiction...I'll have to check some of those out.

Outlander seems to be making a lot of people's lists!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

I've heard wonderful things about Michelle Moran lately - I've got one of her books on the top of my TBR pile!

Here's a link to my first Tuesday Thingers post:
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers.html

:) Wendi

The Tome Traveller said...

Hey, I figured it out! For any of you LT users that didn't know about the series feature (like me), look under the "statistics" link. You will see it there. Very cool, I'll be using it now that I know about it!

Sunny, if you have never read Diana Gabaldon I can't recommend her highly enough. The first book she wrote was Outlander and it is just wonderful. Her books are historical with some time travel and (okay, I admit it) a bit of romance thrown in. But they don't belong where most bookstores shelve them, in the romance section, they are so much more than that!

Thank you!!

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