Do you read the sequel or saga of the books?

Philippines
May 30, 2009 9:28am CST
Hi! Do you prefer to read a one story or a book with no continuation like Twilight Series or Harry Potter Series? I find it so long and takes time to finish it. I am reading now the Barbara Taylor Bradford - A Woman Of Substance, the story is pretty awesome but it takes time to finish it and you know what, I didn't know that there will be a continuation of this current book...and I am thinking that it is so tired to finish the whole series for the same author. What do you think? I realize that it is a trend now for reading books that have series or saga novel.
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• United States
30 May 09
I enjoy both. If the author is good at chracter development then I miss the character and wish for another instalment. I have read many books that stand alone so wonderfully that I never hope for more, but there are some characters that are to great for just one book. A great example of that is the Star Wars books. If you are even the slightest fan of the movies and you like to read, the books are wonderful. They are ment to be read in order and although they are written by many different authors there is a flow between the books that make them addicting. I have laughed and cried and been mad enough to spit becuase of the characters in these books they are just that well written. I read all of Harry Potter and I just didn't feel like Harry was a good friend, but I have read books that make me feel that the main character is a friend to me and I will revisit them, it is hard to make that connection with just one book.
• Philippines
30 May 09
Oh...really..so it means it spoils down of the readers' interest no matter how long the series are. Sometimes, you can stop reading at the middle of the series due to boring scenes. have u experienced those kind of things? But what you are doing is already beyond my expectation because you're so hardwork and very patient to read.hehe
• United States
30 May 09
If I get to a boring part of any book I skip to the next paragraph, unless I am reading for a class.
@fran429 (503)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I LOVE to read. So, if I can read a sequal or a saga or a series, I'm all over it. I HATE to say good bye to characters so another book gives me more time before I need to say goodbye. Sounds corny, huh? It's just what I LOVE! I LOVE books & reading. My favorites are those that have multiple... IE, Twilight, Janet Evanovich's Plum Series, VC Andrews writes all her books as series also, and Cynthia Baxter writes a Reigning Cats & Dogs series I enjoy...
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@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
30 May 09
I will read series if they are good. I have just read the Real Vampires series by Gerry Bartlett, hilarious! I also like The James Patterson Alex Cross series
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@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
30 May 09
nope. i don't have patience of reading books from cover to cover.i prefer watching movies than reading books. aside from the fact that i easily get bored in reading, it strains my eyes too.
• Philippines
30 May 09
Yeah!!! that's right... especially the thick books... the words are too small...also, have to try the audiobooks... if so, is it easy to listen than reading the books? if listening, i think it depends on the voice and how it read the book..hehe.
@karen1969 (1788)
20 May 10
I enjoyed reading A Woman of Substance and I believe there is a sequel to that too. I have only read the first Twilight book and the first four Harry Potter books. I like single books and ones that are part of a series. I love Diana Gabaldon's books which are a series, I have read 4 or 5 of those so far.
• India
17 Jul 09
I don't really have any such preferences. If the book captivates me, I really don't mind reading any number of sequels(only if they carry the story further) like Lord of the Rings or the Bourne series. However you often get all that you want from a single book by a great writer. Besides, you can't really say that it's a trend to read sequels or sagas b'coz the readers don't really have choice of how the author treats the story. So, if you like a book and there's a sequel you have to read it.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Jul 09
It really depends on how I enjoy the first one. I did read both harry potter and twilight. If a book is good - for my taste. - I will have no problem with the amount of time it will take me to read it. Of course a good book is something subjective, because what can be a good one for me, can be an awful book for someone else. I read quite fast,so I usually don't take too long reading. I just have to pay attention because when I'm reading I forget everything else, including what time it is, if it's day or night, or even eating. So I have to make an effort to stop and cook diner for example:) I often am so interested in a book that I won't stop reading until the sun comes out.
@CHORES (231)
• China
1 Jun 09
you know , whether sequel or saga, if it can help you learn something ,then it worth reading.Usually the saga itself has some hint at the end of each book but we aren't just read for the story,are we?
@hppoa3 (20)
• Brazil
31 May 09
I like to read of two types of books, but I confess that the sagas such as Harry Potter may have a disappointing end.
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
31 May 09
Yes,i like to read the sequel story or book if it have good continues and quality.But of course i prefer the first series.The first one of sotry or book is better than the other sequel.For me the first one is more interesting,so that's why the producer want to produce or continue the story back by make the sequel.
@Kris9090 (26)
• Brazil
31 May 09
I love reading and I think sagas are the best (some of them) I'm reading twilight now soon as I end I'll start gossip girl saga :D
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
31 May 09
i read this really good series by fred mustard stewart about the savage family. the series was written in the 60s i think and i think that stewart has since passed on, but it was a great series about a whole family including several generations.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
31 May 09
Right now... i am so into a saga... i like the way different characters who were in the backgound before... would develop intos something important in the story... and there are times that i cannot get enough of one short story... and i feel that something more should happen... I read all of the Harry Potter Series, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events... and i just finished the Twilight Saga... i am currently looking for another series to read... maybe The Chronicles of Narnia or The Spiderwick Chronicles...
• United States
30 May 09
I enjoy reading sagas. The twilight one only took me about 2 weeks to finish all four books. I loved those. I just get so into the charactors in a book that I have to read them from cover to cover. Another is anything by anne rice. her books just keep me on the edge of my seat. I do read extremely quick though. It's never taken me more then 4 days to read a book.
• United States
30 May 09
I love reading no matter what....but I really do love to read a series. What really bothers me is when you get 4 or 5 books into it and the author then decides to go a different way with a storyline.... but at the moment I have about 5 or 6 series that I am following, only I havent had much time for reading and that is depressing for me.... but I plan on getting caught up alot on my series this summer!! sorry, you found out it continues...but hey you dont have to read it right away... you can always get the book and hold on to it until you feel like reading it...especially if you enjoy the way the author writes. happy mylotting.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
30 May 09
I enjoy series and sagas, because it gives you a chance to really get to know the characters, just as if they were people you knew. Each book reveals different facets of the main characters, and it increases the enjoyment of the book for me. In the case of detective series, after reading one or two books I find myself thinking the same way as the lead character, and I often manage to work out whodunnit from the clues. I love sagas, as usually they span more than one generation. If the author has researched her book thoroughly, you can gain a good insight into how people lived many years ago. I like to get really involved in the books I read, and series and sagas allow me to do just that.
• Philippines
30 May 09
when I get fascinated with a book series,I am bound to read all the books.even if not chronologically.I've been reading the Twilight series lately.I have read almost all the books of Chronicles of Narnia series,except the first book.I'm having a hard time finding the first book.I don't read Harry Potter though.my sister will do that and tell the story to me.