I’ve been think a lot lately about book series. (I do this so I don’t think about all the homework I have to do and about finding a job for next year so I am not homeless.) I have a bit of a problem and I buy books like its my job. Most times when I buy a new book from a series I sometimes buy all the books in the series or the next one (all depending on prices etc.) There are some books I have read recently and I am not a huge fan of them but they are the first of ____ (most likely like 10 million because lately everyone seems to be writing a series that is going to go on forever). So my dilemma is should I continue the series? Or forget that there ever was a book that followed? I usually am a firm believer that once I start a series I need to finish it. (I don’t know why maybe to give it a chance or for the fact that I bought all the books before I read the first one). A lot of people seem to read series/trilogies/quartets and get hooked at different stages. Is that a reason to continue on with a series even if you disliked the first one? I just feel like if I don’t and I leave it in my mind as a “stand alone” or just the book and it sequel, I am not completing something and that I could be missing out on something. I just don’t know what to think anymore. Is it worth it to continue to read a series in which you disliked the first book ?
I also just had this thought about movie adaptation of books. If I know there is a book out that the movie is based on, I have this weird thing about having to read the book first, even if I was not really planning on reading the book. Is this worth it?
Am I just weird and have weird habits that aren’t even worth anything? I should just change my ways, but lets be real that probably won’t happen.