The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
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This Week’s Question
Do you prefer to read standalone or series books? (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
If someone had asked me this question a year or more ago I think I would’ve answered nearly 50/50 with a slight lean toward standalones. However, these days I’m on team standalone. Since joining the book review community I am now extremely aware of how many books there are while there is only one lifetime of me. And a lot of the books published within the fantasy genre tend toward the series end. With so many books available I’ve grown a little weary of feeling locked into a series.
As a result, when it comes to requesting ARCs, I am now more selective if I see that the intent is a series. It’s honestly so refreshing to find a standalone fantasy book. (As an aside, I wish Fairyloot and Illumicrate would add more standalones to their monthly subscriptions. I am so behind on these books because the overwhelming majority of them are parts of series.) This is why, lately, I’ve been looking for more novellas to read to give myself a break! While I don’t (yet) find reading or this hobby to be a chore, choosing to be more selective about which series I read helps me maintain the joy of reading.