Saturday, February 14, 2015
Discussion Post: How my reading habits have changed...
HA. Oh, younger self. You were so sweetly innocent, weren't you?
Guuuuys. My reading habits are so loose now we should probably refer to them as gaping. Or, if that's too graphic a picture, just imagine them as a set of guidelines (yep, I'm channeling my inner Pirates of the Caribbean here!) which can be tossed aside all willy-nilly whenever the urge strikes.
Series? Pfft. I laugh in the face of series! Just kidding. I don't do that. But I do allow myself to read whatever I happen to have on hand. If that means skipping a book because I got book 3 on sale and wasn't willing to pay full price for book 2, SO BE IT.
Sure, sometimes this backfires on me. I picked up Shelly Laurenston's Pride series out of order and REGRETTED not being able to see the progression of crazy from book to book. I mean, I LOVED that series. Still do. I don't regret reading it for a moment, but I think I would have gotten more out of the original read if I'd read them in order.
Sometimes, though, you have to throw caution to the wind. Sometimes you have to grab the minotaur by the horns and do what you gotta do.
Sometimes it's okay to read a series out of order.
Shh. Shh. It's okay.