Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

It is Friday and time for the Book Blogger Hop.  The Hop is hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy For Books.  To help Hoppers find out more about each other Jennifer poses a different question each week.  For this week:

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series do you always start with the first title?'

Well yes.  EXCEPT for my current read funnily enough.  The Dogs of Riga is the second in Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander crime series.  I have read other books written by Mankell, loved them and was keen to read his Wallander series.  When I was at the library recently I couldn't find the first in the the series called Faceless Killers so decided to break the habit of a lifetime and be satisfied with commencing this series on book number two.  I am loving the book by the way and have suffered no apparent ill effects from reading number two first.

Have a very happy weekend!


  1. Sounds like a series I could get into. Thanks for sharing I am always looking for more mysteries

  2. Hopping by! Lol at the "suffered no ill effects" - made me laugh! Hope you come by and see my answer!

  3. Hopping through. I'm a new follower. It seems like a lot of mystery books don't follow each other so closely that it matters whether you read the series out of order. Otherwise, I'll always read books in order.
    My Hop

  4. I can dive right into the middle of a book series if the series' story
    doesn't run chronologically.

    That is to say, if each novel in a series is a stand-alone story (like Lee
    Child's Reacher novels) then I don't feel the need to start with book one.

    On the other hand, a series of books (like Richard Hatch's Battlestar
    Galactica novels) can't be read out of sequence since each new book builds
    upon the story of the previous entry in the series.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman

  5. Hopping by as a new follower :) I love many of the books you've reviewed & left a comment on your Room post. Have a great weekend!


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