Here’s a bookly meme I’m stealing from aceofshrubs, ’cause it looks kinda fun. Day 01 – A series you wish had ended sooner. All right, I’ma mention two series for this prompt, since the first one kinda doesn’t actually count.
Amelia Peabody. The reason this doesn’t really count is that I wouldn’t exchange a single one of these books for a zillion dollars (well, OK… the most recent one… I might consider competitive offers). However, by the time I get about 2/3 of the way through the series, I’m always just a little tired of it. I mostly solved this problem this last time I reread them by alternating non-Amelia books in between them, but still, nineteen books is a lot. I understand why she had to take it to the point she did before stopping, and I don’t even mind her writing more books to fill in the gaps…. I just… I dunno.
Animorphs. No, I don’t mind in the slightest admitting that I really liked these books. The writing wasn’t the greatest, but the concepts and the characters were fabulous; I think if she’d been writing them as real books rather than the super serialized once-a-month crap format she was using, they’d have been excellent. And it definitely should have ended earlier. To be honest, I never read probably the entire second half of the series, only descriptions online of what happened — but I would have liked to. I was really impressed by the ending. The entire thing just could have been so much better done…
And here are the meme prompts for future use. I’ve changed a couple of thems.
Day 01 – A series you wish had ended sooner.
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about.
Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months.
Day 04 – Your favorite series ever.
Day 05 – A book or series you hate.
Day 06 – Your favorite book of all time.
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device.
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once.
Day 09 – Best scene ever.
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving.
Day 11 – A book that disappointed you.
Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times.
Day 13 – Favorite book as a child.
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book.
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book.
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry.
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories.
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book.
Day 19 – Favorite book cover.
Day 20 – Favorite kiss.
Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship.
Day 22 – Favorite platonic relationship.
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever.
Day 24 – Best quote from a novel.
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack.
Day 26 – OMG WTF? or most irritating/awful/annoying book ending.
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it.
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession.
Day 29 – Favorite character death.
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?