Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: Forgetting things between books
Nothing sucks more than having to wait for the next book in the series I’m talking about you, The Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski. But what happens when the wait is super long and you can’t remember what happens in the previous book?!
I’m talking about you Seraphina and Shadow Scale (by Rachel Hartman). So I read Seraphina when it first came out 2012, and very recently Shadow Scale just came out March 2015. So that’s over two years in between and I for the life of me can’t remember a lot of details in Seraphina. So the big question is: do you re-read before starting the new book?
I’ve been told Shadow Scales does a pretty good job of re-capping, so I think I’ll just wing it, but seriously the the risk of forgetting stuff while waiting between books is real!
Seraphina series is not the only series that I probably, maybe, need to re-read (re-read a recap – that’s a plan!). Libba Bray’s The Diviners was a book I totally loved, it came out in 2012, and book 2 is released August 2015. I don’t remember a lot of detail. I read a lot of book in between, it can’t be helped…
Okay, if I’m super truthful, I sometimes forget things between books series even when they’re only released the normal amount of approximately a year in between. I usually just try to quickly re-skim or read reviews so I can get a re-cap but most of the time I don’t have the time. I think my general strategy is to hope for the best, ha.
Anyway, do you guys have problems about forgetting plot points etc. while waiting between books in a series? Or are you pretty good at remembering?
What do you do to try to do to counteract that? Re-read? Re-cap? Just wing it?
What are some book series that can be problematic for you? I kind of that issue with A Song of Ice and Fire series too, because it takes me forever to read the books…
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