Saturday, January 8, 2011
"I'll Take 'Books in a Series' for 400, Alex"
I love, love, love Michael Thomas Fords' writing and have since reading the books of his syndicated column "My Queer Life", but enough about MT Ford for now...I'll save him for a different post. Instead I want to talk about book series.
In short, I can't stand them.
To elaborate, I can't stand them because they make me wait.
To clarify, I hate waiting.
Only after finding out that Stieg Larsson was no longer with us and that all the books had been published, did I begin to look at The Girl series. I bought the books (one in paper back, the others on the Nook), I was excited, I was going to have a series to read over the summer (as I could tell from the first paragraph it was going to take me longer to read each book than the day afforded to a Rowling or Meyer)...and, then, I started to read the first book (so excited!) as I got past the part with the mysterious flower, and finally began reading about the main character Mikael Blomkvist, I heard and then I read and then I became leery of the fact that there may be another book out there.
I will not pick the book back up until I'm certain that there isn't.
I will not watch the movies until I know there are no more books.
Yes, I am aware that I may have a slight problem...