Friday, June 7, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday - Series Break Ups

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

I decided to participate in Feature & Follow Friday with my kids' book blog this week.  I figured why not mix things up a little bit?  So, welcome!

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week!

So, if you're a blogger, come join in on the fun!

Here's today's question -

Q:  Have you broken up with a series? If so which one and why?

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)A: Since I'm answering this question on my kids' book blog, I'll answer it first with that perspective in mind.  My son just broke up with a series very recently.  I got him The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and its sequel from the library because I had heard so many good things about them.  (Yes, I know - it has to do with Fairyland, but he likes fantasy and generally doesn't mind reading fairy tale type books as long as they're not too girly).  I noticed it was taking him a long time to read the first one.  He did finally finish, but he told me he just wasn't interested in reading the next one.  This is very unusual for him, so he must really not have liked it.  I'll still probably check the book out myself sometime, but it's low on my priority list.

As for me, I almost never break up with a series for good.  I am having a very hard time getting through all the books in the Wheel of Time series, though.  I started it in high school, gave up on it for a very long time and then starting "re-reading" the books via audiobook.  But I still only got to book 9 of 12 (or is it 13?) and then stopped.  I really want to find out what happens, but Jordan's books are just so slow and cluttered with minor characters and subplots - I just can't handle it!  I know I'll finish the series sooner or later, though.

So, how about you?  Ever broken up with a series?

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  1. I loved that book! New follower, check out my FF at

  2. I've never heard of this book! I probably wouldn't have read it :\

    New GFC follower!

    Check out my FF post!

  3. New follower on bloglovin'. I agree. I don't really abandon a series, I just kind of have "gaps" between books.

  4. I hate admitting defeat, but sometimes it cannot be helped. Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great weekend!

  5. I haven't heard of this one yet, but my son hasn't had a series he's broken up with yet. I'm a new follower on Bloglovin and would love a follow back. I do post middle grade reads and reviews on my blog as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  6. Hopping through. Thanks for following. Following back via bloglovin'.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following you on Bloglovin :-)

  8. I actually have that one on my TBR as well, and I've seen very mixed reviews about it. Too bad your son didn't like it, but still, good for him for letting you know he didn't want to continue a series that didn't really do much for him :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I'm not very fond of series that have a lot of books. They always feel like the authors don't care for the story sometimes just the money the books ranks in. Not that writing is an easy feat. It does take a lot to write a book but some book series should be cut off at 3 or 4 books. :)

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    New NB foller
    Brenna @ Two-Tall-Tales

  10. Interesting blog you have here! I haven't read that series but have also heard good things about it. Sorry to hear he didn't like it! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  11. Hey just hopping around and happy to see that you're new to Feature and follow.

    Glad to read your choices it'll make me think twice about the series you chose.

    Old follower via gfc and Bloglovin

    Libertad @

  12. I read that one. OMG it took forever to read. I haven't broken up with it but I haven't gone back yet. It was a rather strange read

    Following Bloglovin

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

    PS I though the trouble with toads was interesting. But I can't say anything else cant wait to see what you thought. My review for it is soon with the tour im doing.

  13. This is my first time to encounter this book! Your son must be disappointed! Hope he finds a new good read. Thanks for dropping by my FF.

    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

  14. I've not read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. WOW it's such a long title, how did they place the title on the spine? Anyway thanks for dropping by my FF =)

    Amie @Magic of Words

  15. This one has been on my to-be-read list for a while. I actually gave away a copy last summer to someone in a giveaway on our site! My daughter also bought it for a friend's birthday too. One day...

  16. Same here - I don't break up with series. Once I start a series, I usually finish it or else it would bother me, lol.

    New follower by GFC and Bloglovin :D
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  17. I rarely break up with series, but I did with the Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore because I really disliked the first book, I Am Number Four.

    Getty Hesse, new follower