This week’s topic was supposed to be about triggers, and how you react to them, and what you do to avoid them. I am not someone who is easily triggered, so I didn’t think that I would have a lot to bring to the table on this one, so I once again hit the LTB archives, and found something interesting. This topic was suggested by JIllian @ The Bookish Butterfly, who asks”
Do you ever put off books you actually want to read?
Yes, Jillian. Yes, I do.
Mostly, I do this because I am reading a series, and I do not want to read the last (or most recent) book. If it’s an ongoing series, I always want there to be the option of getting the next book *immediately* if the book I am reading ends on a cliffhanger, for example. Or, I might not want to live in a world where there isn’t at least one (insert author here) book left unread for me to look forward to.
For example, I have not read the final Kenzie and Gennaro book. Dennie LeHane has said that the series is done, that there won’t be any more, and I can’t quite accept that. I feel like there might be a day when I really, really need a Kenzie and Gennaro book, so I’m saving that one for…well, I guess for an emergency.
I also haven’t read that last three books in the Charlie Davidson series for a similar reason and that is that I am just not prepared, you know, emotionally, for the series to be over. That happens to me more than I like to admit. There are probably half a dozen book series that are finished and I can’t quite make myself read the last book cause then they are well and truly over.
I know. I have issues.
So, what say you? Do you save books for emergencies, or do you read important books the minute they come out? I’ll take your confessions in the comments.