Friday, 12 April 2019

Book Blogger Hop: Do you re-read previous books in a series before reading the new one?


About The Meme
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, it was relaunched by The Coffee Addicted Writer on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on 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. 


When reading a series, do you re-read the previous book/s before reading the newly released book?


There isn't an easy answer to this! Whether I re-read is dependant on so many other factors.

If it's a series that I love and have read a lot then I don't need to re-read before reading the new book but reading the latest in the series will probably trigger an excited re-read because I love it!

If it's a series I enjoy but I've only read the books once then whether I re-read will be dependant on how well I remember the past books and the length of time between the new release and the previous one.

If there's been less than a year between releases, I'm unlikely to need to re-read.

If the past books in the series are 500+ pages long, I'm unlikely to have the time to re-read (no matter how awesome).

How many books are in the series? If it's a couple then a re-read isn't an issue. If it's 10 then it's unlikely (unless I love the series).

I guess it all boils down to time... Time to re-read and time between releases. 

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To view the linky list of this weeks Hop participants, please visit The Coffee Addicted Writer.


10 comments:

  1. For me it depends on when I read the last book. If a book is released a year after the last one, I don't feel I need to read the previous book again. If I read a debut book many years back and then decide to read book two say five years later, I'll re-read the first to to refresh my memory.

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    1. Agreed. Time between reading the books is a huge factor.

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  2. This is a question for organised readers! I'm usually lucky to even read a series in the right order and it's very unlikely I'll still own the book I did read by the time I stumble across another. This is why I usually read standalones :-/

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    1. ooh, I hate reading a series out of order, lol

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  3. You hit the nail on the head! It does boil down to time. Perhaps the reason I never considered re-reading the previous book(s) in a series is simply due to time. Though, desire to do so plays a fairly significant role for me.

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    1. Yep, you've got to like them enough to want to invest the time.

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  4. I agree, there are a lot of factors in re-reading a book!

    Thanks for stopping by :D

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  5. I almost never reread because I always feel like I have so many NEW books I want to read, so I don't have the time. But every once in a while I'll do a reread via audiobook because audiobooks feel like "bonus" books to me. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. I totally agree that it all depends on so many things like book size, time, length of the series, etc!! I find re-reading so comforting, so I do it as often as I can but I get why some may not like it. The urge to read new books can be pretty strong :D

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  7. I agree with all the points you brought up, Nicci. It really does depend. Mainly on how long it's been in between books. And size, too. I'm less likely to reread a 600 page beast! :)

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