I just went to the bookstore with my best friend. Both of us are obsessed with books and reading and could spend all day walking through the bookstores. One things that we noticed (not that it is the first time) was that so many books are parts of series. There is really not a thing as a stand alone book anymore. It makes buying books so difficult because if you buy a new book eventually you will have to buy the whole series (at least for me that is how it is because I need to finish series once I start them). I have also realized that so many Young adult books that they have now were never around when I was within the age that they are created for, which causes me to create a long list of books I need to read.