Thursday, March 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

This week's question:

Series? Or Stand-alone books?


Well, I am a huge fan of both. My favorite book of all time, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky is obviously a stand alone. I like the resolution a full, self-sufficient novel provides.







On the other hand, some of my most treasured books are series. Harry Potter is a masterpiece of invention, and my favorite fantasy series, Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends by Weis and Hickman, is lodged permanently in my heart.
So, hmm, not much of an answer. I am hopelessly infatuated with both styles.



6 comments:

Sally said...

Harry Potter is one of my fav series ever I like to imagine them all still living their grown-up lives.
I've never read Crime and Punishment but you obviously love it maybe I should dig my copy out and give it a go.
Sally.
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toryaslim822 said...

I Love Harry Potter! Never read Crime and Punishment but it is on my very very long list of books to read before I die list. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Natalie W said...

I'm one of the few that is not into the Harry Potter series, just not my cup of tea but I'm hoping that my son will enjoy them!
Thanks for stopping by,
Natalie :0)

Karen said...

I love Harry Potter too although I do think that a good chunck could have been cut from the last one. I think both have merrits and it's okay not to have a preference.

FBT said...

I love Crime and Punishment. But have you ever been a few books into a series and felt like you've wasted your time? Or that the author should have stopped writing after the last book?

shirley-mybookshelf said...

We share the fondness for the Harry Potter series. My answer is a bit complicated. Read it here.