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#31  PeterT 10-18-2020, 05:36 PM
Quote DNSB
I'm in the midst of re-reading the Brother Cadfael series. So far up to The Hermit of Eyton Forest.
A series set in the town my parents lived in.
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#32  Uncle Robin 10-18-2020, 07:23 PM
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A series set in the town my parents lived in.
MR user demographics notwithstanding, A little before their time, I'm guessing?
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#33  PeterT 10-18-2020, 09:01 PM
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MR user demographics notwithstanding, A little before their time, I'm guessing?
Oh yes. Closest connection was my father volunteering in a Wildlife Trust located in the Abbey.
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#34  Mel 10-19-2020, 04:47 PM
I tend to not read more than two books by any author in a row. More than that and I start picking up on the author's lazy habits. It may be overused phrases or the fact that all their protagonists have green eyes or drive the same car. Once I notice I get annoyed and can never unsee it so I need a break to let the details fade a bit.
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#35  jgaiser 10-19-2020, 04:57 PM
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I'm in the midst of re-reading the Brother Cadfael series. So far up to The Hermit of Eyton Forest.
Need to get back to those. Read through #3 and have all through #6 in my library. And just looked at the series on Amazon. 21? Almost as bad as the Marcus Didius Falco series sitting at 20.
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#36  DNSB 10-19-2020, 07:27 PM
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Need to get back to those. Read through #3 and have all through #6 in my library. And just looked at the series on Amazon. 21? Almost as bad as the Marcus Didius Falco series sitting at 20.
And don't forget that one that is out of order. The short story collection, A Rare Benedictine was released around #13 in the series.

Compared to the 1632/Ring of Fire or In Death series, 21 books is just getting started.
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#37  Ripplinger 10-20-2020, 10:53 AM
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I'm in the midst of re-reading the Brother Cadfael series. So far up to The Hermit of Eyton Forest.
Another series on my list to be read, I'll have to move it up the queue.

I have so many series and books I want to read, I'm not sure if I should thank you for the reminder or not.
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#38  leebase 10-20-2020, 12:40 PM
Quote gtriever
When you folks read a series, do you binge read the entire series (e.g. Jack Whyte's 9-book Camulod series), or do you break it up between volumes with a totally different book? I've done both in the past. As the post title indicates, I'm just curious.
I pretty much binge read if the series already exists. Sometimes I may leave for awhile and then pick it back up if I've grown tired of the material.

I have read 20 books in a series, one right after another before.
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#39  pdurrant 10-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Quote gtriever
When you folks read a series, do you binge read the entire series (e.g. Jack Whyte's 9-book Camulod series), or do you break it up between volumes with a totally different book? I've done both in the past. As the post title indicates, I'm just curious.
It depends. But mostly I read other things between, rather than going straight through from first to last.
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#40  Thasaidon 10-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Quote Ripplinger
Another series on my list to be read, I'll have to move it up the queue.

I have so many series and books I want to read, I'm not sure if I should thank you for the reminder or not.
One Caveat. When I started reading the Brother Cadfael books some years ago, I read the first book and thought this is good.

I then started binge reading the others as they were all in our local library. I quickly found that for me most of the Cadfael books were very samey, with the same character types, plot devices etc.

It is said about some authors that they have had XX books published but have written the same book XX times. It felt like that for me with the Cadfael books.

I only picked this up because I binge read them. If/when I reread them I will leave a good time gap between titles so this is not evident
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