Thursday, September 22, 2011

Following Friday (5)


Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

 

Do I have to pick just one? There are a handful of series that merit rereading in my mind. 

 

1) The early books in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. They aren't the most well written things in the world, and God knows they have their issues. But they contain some kind of addictive, crack like quality that has me rereading over and over. My favorite is Lover Awakened, which is a tortured hero redemption story. I think it's the angst that I like the most.

 

2)Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark books. They have a lot of cool mythology, but they don't take themselves too seriously. The characters are funny and romantic, but can also kick ass.

 

3) Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. This is mainly because they are so long and detailed, I miss things the first time around. Each time through is kind of like reading a new book. I love the characters, the use of history, and the sheer epicness of the series as a whole.

 

So there. I had to work really hard to narrow it down to three. Turns out I reread a lot!

 

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34 comments:

  1. I've also saw J.R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series on someone else bloghop! It seems like a popular choice ♥ I haven't had the chance to read Immortals After Dark series but the title sounds cool & I especially have to read it because it contains mythology! The Outlanders series I've heard such great things about but haven't read the first book yet ♥ Thanks for the visit & the follow!

    Jess @ MaybeitzLove

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  2. Hopping through. I keep meaning to read the Outlander series. I've heard such good things about it.
    My Hop

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  3. Heard of those series, but haven't read them myself! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Follow Friday! ^_^

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  4. I've heard of the Outlander series but not the other ones. Ahh, book anxiety! I always have so many books I want to check out and not enough time :-)

    Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend!

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  5. I haven't read Black Dagger Brotherhood series but when I heard amazing things about it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday:)
    My FF:
    http://thesagacityquest.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday-3.html

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  6. I love your answer to BDB...lol! but it's so true! thanks for stopping by I'm following you too!

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  7. Hi & Happy Friday!

    Great choices :)

    Thank-you for stopping by my blog earlier www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend..

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  8. Thanks for stopping by!!! Following back. I haven't read any of these but I definitely need to!

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  9. The BDB series has popped on my radar again! lol

    Thanks for the follow. Following you back. ^^

    Tina

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  10. Great choices! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. I haven't read the BDB series yet I actually just finished getting them all so I could read together.

    Cute blog.

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  12. An old follower hopping through.

    Great answer.

    Have a good Friday happy reading.

    Claire

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  13. I picked the Black Dagger Brotherhood too and I love Outlander- great picks!

    I am a new follower.

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  14. Happy Friday, thanks for the follow, following back. Immortals After Dark sounds intriguing, I'll have to look it up. Also Outlander. Have a great day!

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  15. New follower!

    I have heard such good things about the Outlanders series, I will have to check it out!Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    I know you tried to follow me, but for some reason you're not showing up as a follower in GFC. If you have time, I would love if you stopped by and tried again. Hopefully GFC will work this time :)

    ~Tiffany @ www.abouttoread.com

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  16. Ha, awesome picks!
    I'm actually reading BDB now, and I totally agree with you, these books have a crack-like quality that just gets you hooked.

    Following you back, and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  17. I need to read the Outlander series! They sound like a great read =D
    Thanks for dropping by! I'm following you as well.

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  18. Yes! BDB! I love the earlier books in this series much better too. Rhage's story is my favorite by far. Oh, Hollywood. How about you? This series is so addicting!

    Following back!
    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  19. <3 Outlander LOVE! <3
    My Friday!!! Have a great weekend!

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  20. Hey, I didn't find your email address anywhere, I wanted to talk to you a little about something, if you want email me at: elvenspirit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I haven't read any of these, but they sound really good.
    New follower!
    Cana
    http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com

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  22. I've always wanted to read Black Dagger Brotherhood! Maybe someday! : )
    New follower Here!

    Feel free to follow back @ http://www.booklove101.blogspot.com

    Have a Happy Follow Friday!
    : )

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  23. I have not read any of those yet. (hides head in shame) They are all on my TBR list.

    Old Follower. :)

    My FF- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

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  24. New follower!

    Oh yes. the Outlander series is pretty good :)

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  25. Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog and following! I haven't read any of the series you list :( I love how you're being critical towards Black Dagger. One of the series on my list is also far from perfect, but I still keep coming back :)

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  26. Ivana, I think it's cool to love things that are flawed! And it's important to admit to seeing the flaws. Sometimes you love something so much, you slap a perfect rating on it even though it doesn't deserve it. So yeah, I try to stay critical even when a book knocks my socks off.

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  27. Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've followed you back :)

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  28. They are all awesome choices. I didn't choose them though. LOL. It is amazing how many series there are to choose from.
    http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com

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  29. Oh, I loved the Outlander series! I do love me some Jamie Fraser *swoon*

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and I'm now following you back :)

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  30. I keep hearing about the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and it's crack like qualities! It's totally on my TBR list now!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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  31. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  32. Thxs for stopping by my blog. New follower!
    check out the Halloween Hop: Suggestions on my page.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my blog... following back now! I can't believe I haven't read any of the series above. So many books, so little time! Anyway, I've heard good things so I'll keep them in mind for when my TBR list shrinks a little!

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  34. ooo, I've been wanting to give the BDB series a try. THanks for stopping by!

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