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July 10: Is there a magic number for the number of books in a series for you? Will you only read series with four or less books in a completed series? Do you prefer long series (10+ books)? Does the number of books in a series matter?
Well, I might get some backlash for this, but I don’t DON’T want to sift through generations worth of loosely related characters whose only common thread is their home planet or story universe. I guess that means that although I actually adore the first few books in the Dune series I will likely never read the whole thing (Muad’Dib’s great great great cousin twice removed? Naaaah. Not interested). I’m also not a fan of extra super long series like those in the Star Wars universe; I haven’t read any of them. As long as you’re consistently using the same characters (Sookie Stackhouse, The Dresden Files, etc), I’ll probably keep reading. But if I get all attached to the characters in the first few books and you kill them all off <ahemGameofThronesahem> you’re going to have trouble convincing me to continually reinvest.
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