Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Books in Series or Stand Alone Stories?

I've found an author that I really like. Her name is Debbie Macomber. She has been writing for quite some time, but I only recently found her. I love books that are a series, sort of like Anne of Greene Gables and The Mitford Series and one of my favorites - Love Comes Softly by Jeanette Oke.

Debbie has several series out. There are at least three in any of them, and as many as 8 in some. Why do I like books in series you might ask? They are almost like reading a small town newspaper. You get acquainted with characters, then are able to see what they are doing five or ten years later. You can't wait to get to the next book to find out what they are doing.

I found Debbie through the Blossom Street Series. I was looking for something to read, and ran across Twenty Wishes. Not knowing it was part of a series, I read it and then went looking to see if she had any other books I found I had read the 4th book in a 5 book series. So now I'm looking for the first 4. Daughter#2 picked up what she thought was the first two for me from our main county library. But what she got was the companion books with actual knitting patterns. I like to knit, but not so much in the summer time. Actually I've decided to knit everyone a scarf for Christmas, but don't tell anyone. But I digress.

When I got home, I stopped by the branch library, and they have ordered the two books for me, and I'll get them on Friday. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the 3rd one, or have them order it for me.

What type of books do you read? Do you like books in series or one book, one story? If you have read a good series, tell me about it, and when I finish with Debbie's books, I'll give them a try.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Do something silly. Make someone smile.

And as a side note, the Little Princess is allergic to penicillin. When I dropped of Superhero yesterday, Princess had spots all over her little body. Her mom thought it might be something she was eating, but this morning it was much worse. I don't know if she called the dr's office or went to sick call, but no more penicillin for her.


Lisa J said...

I LOVE the Jeanette Oke books. I think I have read most of hers. I like series and stand alone, it doesn't really make me any difference. I have not sat down and read a good book in a good long time. I need to make myself read a book a week. And stay off this computer so much. I have read James Patterson books, the series of murder type mysteries. It is about women who solve it. They made a Friday night show about the books and I never got into watching them. Is this Debbie Macomber a christian romance writer?

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Ok, Shirley, you'll love this series. They are written by an author called Joan Medlicott. The first one is called "The Ladies of Covington send their love." As of right this moment there are seven in the series. Go here to read about the author and there's a list of the series in order there.

I promise you will fall in love with these ladies. I PROMISE.

Sage said...

I also love the Jeanette Oke books. I also like stand along books, especially non-fiction. I have an author to recomment to all. He is from Minnesota, recently died. His name is Jon Hassler. Some of his books are North of Hope, Simon's Night (my favorite), Grand Opening, The Love Hunter, Rookery Blues.......They are not a series, but most of them contain one or two of the same characters, so I guess you'd call them related stand alones! They take place in a mythical part of Minnesota, somewhere up north. Try him, you'll love him! I haven't had enough time to read lately, but I'll get back to it. I love books. And I love sitting by a campfire, out in the woods, with a good book.

Blessings dear friend. Marge

IzzyBeth said...

I love books in a series too! But I also love just plain books. I've been devouring books since I was 4 and I wish I had more time to read!!! Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and Lori Wick are good too! Check them out!

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