Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The Top Ten topic this week is:
Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished
Series that I have not finished can be broken up into those I just haven’t gotten around to and those series I’ve broken up with. There are many more in the latter category, I’m a fickle fan.
Series I’ve broken up with:
I can’t quite put my finger on why. I guess I just didn’t enjoy the books any longer. The last book that I read was the eight book, From Dead to Worse. The series lost my interest and Sookie’s romance life was heading in a direction I didn’t care for.
The Sword of Truth series was part of a love triangle with The Wheel of Time series. I picked the Wheel of Time. There were a lot of similarities between the series and I had to choose one but the outcome was never in question.
I loved the first book, enjoyed the second but I lost interest in the third.
The excessive sex and total absence of plot, in actual fact the sex became the plot finally caused the terminal break-up. Anita who had started as a kick-ass heroine had become unlikeable and not because of the sex. She turned into a b****.
I loved the first book, oh Edward and Bella I was a shipper. True love!! However Bella’s annoying and obsessive tendencies became a little more obvious in the New Moon and totally overwhelming in Eclipse, so much so that I quit halfway through. Bella was never a fully formed character, did she have any hobbies or interests, did anything else matter in her life but Edward. Why did she have no friends at all, what about her Phoenix buddies? It’s like she arrived in Forks a blank canvas, with no thoughts or opinions or ambitions.
On the Fence:
The first few books were really enjoyable. But lately I get a sense of déjà vu with all of Ms Singh books: H/h hate lust each other, they can’t be together, they get together anyway, true love, danger – they survive, the heroine nearly dies, she’s inexplicably saved at the last second, true love and happy ever after.
You had at me at Bitten but lost me at No Humans Involved.
Intend to Finish – haven’t found the time:
The Cassandra Palmer books are action packed with a large cast of characters. I plan to reread the series to remind myself who’s who before I read the new book, Hunt the Moon. Of course, so many books so little time applies.
A Game of Thrones blew my mind. The death, the misery, bloody hell why were my favourite characters dying. I told my brother that I wanted happy endings. He told me it was unlikely. So we parted company… until the phenomenal TV series. Now that I know what to expect, I think I’ll appreciate these books. I fully intend to finish the series.
Procrastination, pure and simple.