I've talked to a few people that have told me that they are tired of reading certain kinds of series because they write 30 or more in a series. Would you stop reading a series if it just kept going on and on?
I've started some series that I'll probably finish as long as their not to long. I have a few on my blog that have way to many books in it. I probably won't continue reding them. Partly because there are way to many books out there to read and not all of them are series.
So, what do you guys think?
I ussually continue reading because I want to know the "end" of the story. However, some series are too long and I do wonder when it will eventually end. The author sometimes drags the story so much that it becomes unrealistic. Yes, obstacles are never ending, but there's always a break.
I'll echo what others have already said: if the stories keep being interesting, I'll keep reading them. That said, it's a rare story indeed that holds my interest for more than four or five books. Once a series moves past book five, I usually get the distinct impression that the author is phoning it in. If the stories stay new and fresh, I'll read them forever.
As long as the author keeps bringing new material, I'd keep reading it. However, once it starts to get redundant and uninspired (this usually happens when a publishing company pushes an author past his or her limit), then I stop reading.
Well, it depends. Some series can have an endless addition of books and it wouldn't detract from the story. That said, there are those where a continuation of the series seems forced (and you can tell), or no longer relevant. I believe that every series has a "natural end", and that end isn't necessarily the last book written for it. If i feel any series has reached it's natural end yet more books are coming out I might try a book or two after, but if the new arc, or whatever, doesn't grab me then I'm usually pretty much done with that series.
Then again, I can't say I've even read any VERY long series. I think the longest so far has been the Sookie Stackhouse books (and I'm even a book or two behind, not counting the shorts, though I do plan on continuing).