Monday, March 20, 2017
Ramblings from the Stacks - Series Reading and Genre Fatigue
After some experimentation I discovered that I needed at least 4 or 5 books in between each book in a series to keep me reading and keep me enjoying the series. Now that blogging has changed the way I read and the way I pick current read it's a little harder to read a whole series close together. And because I'm discovering new series at the beginning I'm not going to have the first four books ready to dive into so I don't have the series reading problem anymore or at least not as frequently.
But now I have a different problem - genre fatigue. Lately. I've been noticing that if I have a lot of the same genre in a row then I start getting that feeling you get when you're 2/3 in to a ridiculously large dessert. It's not that it's bad it's just that there's so much left and I've already eaten so much. I need to mix it up with something - anything of a different feel or tone.
Can you read a series all in a row? Do you suffer from genre fatigue?