~ Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go. ~


I think that quote fits perfectly for the question that I am pondering. When is it time to say GOODBYE to a series? I am asking this because I began to update my reading piles and I noticed that on the top of my TBR pile I had books from two different series that I just cannot seem to pick up and read. It has been months and now other books are coming out and I find that I am indifferent to that fact whereas before both series had me hanging on tender hooks for the next novel.

I sat for a few minutes trying to decipher my feelings and I came up with different conclusions for each series. One became too far-fetched while remaining stagnate, while the other I could not seem to relate or care about the characters anymore. These facts caused me a bit of sadness for I remember how much I enjoyed these series initially, yet somehow along the way I lost interest or it could be that my reading tastes changed and I became more discerning about how I spent my time. Either way I am sitting here with books that I know I am not going to bother with and I wonder if anyone else feels the same way?

10 comments on "When is it time to say GOODBYE to a series?"

10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

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  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Lenore wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 12:51 AM

It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

So Many Books, So Little Time wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 2:49 AM

It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Ravenous Reader wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 7:28 AM

Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Bella Swan Cullen wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Bookgeek wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Elise wrote:
June 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Carolina wrote:
June 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Ravenous Reader wrote:
June 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

And that was my other series disappointment


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ wrote:
June 17, 2010 at 3:30 PM

I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..


10 comments:

  1. It depends. Series are an investment, so many times I don't know if I even want to read book one. And just because I read book one, does not mean I will continue. There are tons of series I've abandoned because I just can't get excited about them.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It takes a lot for me to abandon a series half-way through. but i know what you mean, I was like that with the end of Blue Moon by Alyson Noel but I still haven't read Shadowland.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sophie that is unfortunately one of the series I am talking about :(

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have a hard time abandoning series. For that reason, I don't "abandon," but put them aside to read later :)

    Out of curiosity, what's the other series you're referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Some authors sadly don't move a series where you'd like them to go, some just don't take any risks at all, some just don't move on at all, and some go on to be better and better. I take each book on it's own merit and, as you know, have abandoned many of the series I advocated for shamelessly. But of course I want to know what's the other series too (is there perchance a movie coming out soon?)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That has happened to me many atimes. The best series are the ones that keep me hooked, though. And I very often have to restrain myself from picking up a new series, because I know that I'm the kind of person who's book preference WILL change, and when it does I won't want to finish the series. Plus... I hate not being able to get to the end when I want to. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I feel that the HoN series should have ended on book 3 or 4. The rest have just been filler books. When you have to stretch out the plot and add unnecessary filler to a story, that's when a series should end.

    ReplyDelete
  8. And that was my other series disappointment

    ReplyDelete
  9. I soooo agree with you exp with the HON series. I feel that with the series that has gone from there will be 6 books to 12 books, is just stretching out their storylines. I think its just too much. They ran out of good stories 2 books ago. I have the new one just sitting there.. But alas there are other books that I would rather read than be disappointed Again..

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

    There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Alexia561 wrote:
June 20, 2010 at 6:52 AM

Great discussion! I try to give a series 2 chances before abandoning it. I gave the Anita Baker series 3 chances (suffered thru 3 disappointing books), as I had loved it so much at the beginning, but finally had to abandon it because I didn't like what Anita had become.

There are so many good books out there, and so many new series to try, why stick with a series you no longer enjoy? Take Oprah's advice, cut your losses, and move on.


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Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

We have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that we have failed to post, please let us know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


SEPTEMBER


SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 7pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

NOVEMBER

SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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