Summer Reading: StandAlones, Series and Genre!
As the heat continues here and across most of the midwest and eastern coast, it’s a perfect time for reading. Series or standalones as we started to talk about last week. Our poll is running almost neck and neck as far as preferences are concerned. So we are leaving it up another week to see if we can tip the scales.
Me? Series are a given. Love having more than one story to dig deep into. Doesn’t matter if it’s two more, three more or, be still my heart, seven or more stories, to love in a series. I know how hard that must be for a author to sustain. But as Yoda would say, love them I do.
Does it matter whether the series is fantasy or science fiction or supernatural or contemporary? Not a whit! I love them all. Bring them forth!!!!!
Although I do wonder if one type of series is easier to sustain than another but that’s a question for authors. If you are listening, please feel free to chime in.
Summer reading in the past was always a time for the big blockbuster books (along with the big blockbuster movies). You’d lug the heavy hardback bestsellers to the beach in your carryall, the Michael Crichton’s, the latest Stephen King, Mario Puzo, Danielle Steele, ….and now it’s Kindles and and more authors than I can happily name.
Back then the genre didn’t matter much. Swinging from the horror of King to the romance of Nora Roberts to the intrigue of James Patterson to the fantasy of J.K. Rowling, we read it all any time of the year, but especially during the summer. So it has never seemed to matter what genre we read.
Or does it?
Poll time times 2!
Turns out I’m also listening to my stories too. Another wonderful way to get through this heatwave when looking outside and watching the weeds grow is your only choice. Lightening my mood this week was the audio for Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and Ramón de Ocampo (Narrator. I adored this. A perfect summer read or audio in every way! Funny,, sweet, lighthearted and adorable. Catch my review on Saturday.
A Participation gold star and $10 Amazon gift card will be handed out next Sunday!
Have a great week and stay cool. Happy Reading and Listening to all.
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, July 21:
- Summer Reading: StandAlones, Series and Tropes!
- This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
- Blog Tour Guest Post – Heidi Cullinan ‘s Doctor’s Orders
Monday, July 22:
- Book Blitz – The Positions Of Love Collection – JM Snyder
- PROMO Michael Vance Gurley + Giveaway
- Review Tour – Patron of Mercy (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Sam Burns & W.M Fawkes
- A Lucy Review The Positions Of Love Collection by JM Snyder
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: Anhaga by Lisa Henry
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review : Patron of Mercy (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Sam Burns & W.M Fawkes
Tuesday, July 23:
- Review Tour -Cold Pressed (Seacroft #2) by Allison Temple
- BLITZ The Exile Prince by Isabelle Adler
- BLOG TOUR Breakaway by Charlie Novak
- A Stella Review : Cold Pressed (Seacroft #2) by Allison Temple
- An Ashlez Review: Julie the Pianist (Miss Baxter’s Girls Book 1) by Davina Lee
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Four ( Love By Numbers #2) by Tia Fielding
- A MelanieM Releases Day Review: Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1) by Michael Vance Gurley
Wednesday, July 24:
- TOUR The Midspring Rebellion by Doreen Heron
- Review Tour – What Lies Beneath – RJ Scott
- A MelanieM Review : What Lies Beneath (Lancaster Falls Trilogy #1) by R.J. Scott
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review: Enough by Matthew J Metzger
- An Ashlez Review: Anise the Snowboarder (Miss Baxter’s Girls Book 2) by Davina Lee
- A Chaos Moondrawn Release Day Review:Anhaga by Lisa Henry
Thursday, July 25:
- Release Blitz – Trusting The Elements – Elle Keaton
- RELEASE BLITZ Out of the Office by Louisa Masters
- RELEASE BLITZ Eminently Elf (D’Vaire, Book 13) by Jessamyn Kingley
- BLOG TOUR Crossing Nuwa: Escape by Sean Ian O’Meidhir and Connal Braginsky
- An Alisa Review Out of the Office by Louisa Masters
- An Alisa Review Pack Strap Carry (Carry Me #9) by Charlie Richards
Friday, July 26:
- Review Tour – Eli Easton – How To Run With The Wolves
- Lisa Henry on Writing and Anhaga
- BLOG TOUR Intoxicating by Onley James
- A MelanieM Review: Stand In Place by Mary Calmes
- A Stella Review:How to Run with the Wolves (Howl at the Moon #5) by Eli Easton
- An Alisa Review Close to Home (Finding Home #3) by Carly Marie
Saturday, July 27:
- TOUR Ignite by Drake and Elliott
- Release Blitz – Jay Northcote – Nothing Ventured
- A MelanieM Audio Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and Ramón de Ocampo (Narrator)