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! Kim this week! 😉
Don’t you just love the anticipation of that next book in the series? It’s coming out in a month, and it’s been a year plus since you last read the previous books. So what to do except re-read them in preparation and excitement.
But my huge TBR!
There is always that dilemma of balancing TBR’s with books you want to re-read. And it seems to get especially tough when it comes to books you want to re-read because the new installment is coming out. Then you’re stuck with a deadline. For someone like me (who does not give a fig), it’s very easy to dismiss my ridiculously large TBR in favor of that. It’s like pre-gaming before a frat party or a night at the club with friends. You need to get your head in the game and ready for what’s to come. (And that was a terrible example, but I’m not going to change it!)
The new book has arrived/is published!
So that book you’ve been waiting on is published, and you managed to get your hands on it. Then after a day of reading fast and furious style, you’re left with a book hangover of epic proportions. You love the characters, hated the ending. Loved the endings, but still want more. Love/hate the ending, hated the characters, and can’t find yourself able to stop reading. Whatever the feelings are. Post-new installment of a favored series, you want more! What else can be done? Except re-read the series once again, this time including the newest book! Really, it’s a never ending cycle of re-reading and book series awesomeness.
Should I move on with my life? Perhaps.
It’s like a bad breakup, where the book series is the guy who left me and I’m the girl pining away for more love I’ll never get. (Or won’t get until the next book in the series comes out. Oh no. This turned into an emotionally abusive relationship.) Maybe there’s a better way to go about this. I certainly don’t know how to change my ways. But maybe some of you other readers and bloggers out there do! Let me know how you handle your favorite, in-progress series.
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