I’m curious how many of you re-read entire series when the latest book is due to come out. The Hollows, or any other. Really, I want to know.
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I reread the series at LEAST once a year, and I just started your Decoy Princess series so one of your books is always in rotation.
I have read all of the Hollows series, and previously the only book I had re-read was Pale Demon. Funny you ask this now, however, because I JUSTstarted re-reading the entire Hollows series about 3 weeks ago. It’s AWESOME! I forgot so many small details. Also, I forgot how much of a tool Rachel was at the beginning of the series lol. It’s really fun to see her grow and mature throughout the series, it’s fun to re-read them knowing that she does learn from her mistakes.
Absolutely yes! I’ve read your series numerous times along with many, many others. I always feel that I get something new out of a book each time I read it.
Yes, I reread books/series, especially the ones I love. The Hollows is such a rich, full world filled w/a depth of character that is mesmerizing. The people and places are like old friends & familiar haunts. Will reread again right before the next release. Have also reread Marion Zimmer Bradley & w/Deborah J Ross Darkover books & Forest House Books. And have read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy & most related books too many times to count. Sometimes the series are like your softest blanket, all cozy & comfy!!! Thank you for creating such magical world.
I always re-read the series when the new books are due to be released. You are one of my favorite authors. I love how you make Rachel so sassy and realistic.
I reread when the book comes out, that way it’s not too hard to wait to get to the last one!
I have read many of the replies above. I noticed that several of them mentioned that they don’t read the series until it is finished. I can certainly respect that, but please, please don’t stop writing about the Hollows until you have nothing else to write about it. I love this series. There is too much good stuff still going on for you to cut it off any time soon. Just a suggestion. (*very big grin*)
I read the latest Hollows book on recommendation from Barnes and Noble because it was so highly rated. After finishing it, I had to go back all the way to the beginning and learn how this wonderful world came to be. I read one right after another. The loves, laughter, mystery, and the sense of day-to-day life is too much to pass up. When the next Hollows book if close to being released, I will read the entire series again in such a way that I will finish the last book the day before the new one is released. Since I use the Nook platform, I may even stay up until midnight and do the download then. I was in Barnes and Noble last week and saw a couple of books having to do with the Hollows itself. I decided to do a little more exploring before buying them but I am ready to go back to B&N to jump further into the world Kim has created.
I reread series that hold up well. The hollows does hold up well. I try to time my rereading with the release date but tend to finish 3-4 days earlier with the Hollows. The series is quite compelling. Different authors books hold up differently on re-reading. The hollows is one I reread from book one. In comparison I start the Dresden Files on book 3-5 most times though I have reread from book one multiple time.
I also re-read good series during the year as well, so many of the series I read are good friends. Not every series gets this treatment but those that I don’t re-read tend to fall off my reading list entirely.
I usually read the books and then listen to the audio books. With some series I intend to re-read all editions before the last release of a series is published. But only the ones that kept me really interested throughout all the series — and that is only a few (and one of them is yours)…
I only stared reading your series last year spring and I realized, if you read them all one after the other, you practically live the world you’re reading about… and I am looking forward to that buzz next year again.
In prep for Ever After, I wanted to listen to the audio books upfront; I started last year in October/November, but as I only listen to and from my way to work, it took me longer than I expected and so I finished listening in June/July this year
Of course I couldn’t wait that long to read Ever After… Now I have to think about how I am going to handle your next release.
I have re-read the series, but have relistened to it often. I love the audible versions. They are always a go to for me
It depends on when the last time was that I did an entire reread. As a series gets longer and longer I will typically try to do an entire read every few years if I feel like the information in my brain is getting stale.
So, yes I normally will reread the entire series if the last book is coming out – If I’ve really loved the whole series.
I re-read before the first several books by an author I really enjoy. I am a fast reader, and if I really like the books, I will also probably re-read them again during the year. As the series goes on, I have probably read through the first books so often, I don’t read them before the new book. If the series is still exciting(as all the hollows are), I will end up reading them again after I read the new book.
I usually reread the latest three – sometimes the latest four – Hollows books to prepare for a new Hollows release. Although I did a complete reread for Outlaw Demon wails and then another complete reread for Ever After, since it’d been a while since I’d reread the “paperbacks.”
By which I mean, I’ve been with you from the first edition of Dead Witch Walking, buying each book more or less on its release date in my local bookstores. Needless to say, DWW was reread zillions of times!
I re-read The Hollows every time a new book comes out. I will also go back in between books and re-read just my favorites again, such as Pale Demon, A Fistful of Charms, Black Magic Sanction, and now my new favorite, Ever After. (I love Trent and Rachel) : ) The only other author I do this with is Patricia Briggs. I love her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series. I have to say though, that she comes in second to my favorite author…. YOU! Thank you for creating such a wonderful world for me to escape to!
Hi Kim, yes I will re-read a series depending uponhow long the last book came out. The Hollows ddefinitely, also series by Kelly Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, your friend Ms Frost, & Mary Janice MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead series.
Most series I don’t reread when the new book comes out. I’ll usually go onto Goodreads and reread the reviews of the previous books to refresh my memory. Now The Hollows, I’ve purchased the last 3 books the day they came out but I still haven’t read them yet. I’m tired of waiting a year between each one. I’d rather just wait a few more years so I’m waiting for the series to be complete and then I’m going to read the the entire series straight through with no breaks. Hurry up and finish it ’cause I’m dying to find out what’s been happening!
I have reread the hollows a few times. I find you remember little details that sometimes get overlooked or forgotten by the time you get a new one. It also helps keep the library a little smaller when funds are short……..
I do especially if its a long time between books like George RR Martin. Wouldn’t surprise me if half the Audible sales you get are fans “reReading”
I listen to the series prior to release date if it’s a long one and I really enjoyed it. There are only a few. And odd, there is this one series that I love to relisten to…except I have to skip this ONE book. Congrats on your knitting prowess. I was going to enter my pumpkin, but it was about a month too soon to pick it. I did judge 4 H kids in obedience, so I had my summer made.
I retread the series when every new book comes out. It’s one of the few series of books that no matter how many times you read it, you always discover something new. Can’t wait for the next book.
Yes, I reread the series from time-to-time. I think I have done it about 4, maybe 5? These are friends, after all.
I do and have on quite a few series that I like.If not the whole series at least the last book before the new one coming out, just to refresh my mind.
yes I do it is nice to refresh my memory and I always find something that I don’t remember or missed
Yes, I re-read at least the previous one before the newest book is released . I currently listening to the audio books instead if a re read.
If I have the time, I do! But sometimes I can’t wait if the book has already been released, and I just jump right into it lol.
I always do. It’s almost a compulsion. I like the continuity.
I have reread series that I really loved! The Hollows was one. :o)
Yep, I check the site for the next book release and then pace my re-read so I finish all the books in time for the new one!
I don’t reread them as the latest one comes out but i reread them after the whole series us out.
I also re-read the entire series. If I know the book is coming out I will start early enough that as soon as I finish the last book the new book will have been released and I can just dig in. It’s the only way. I guess I just can’t get enough.
I do, I do…however I do re-read them throughout the year anyway…love some Rachel and Trent!!!
I’ve only done it with Harry Potter, but I’m finding that my memory isn’t what it was. When I read Ever After, I felt lost. There were characters in the book that I recognized the name but had no clue what part they played in the previous books. It’s the same with all the series books I read (yours are the only ones I’m current with though). I give myself a goal every year to read a certain number of books but I don’t count books that I’ve already read, but I think I’m going to have to change that rule.
I’ve re-read them all! But I always catch up the last couple of chapters of the last book before reading the new one. Love your books!
I’ve reread the complete Hollows twice, both times, when a new book came out. More often I’ve reread just the last three or four books before the latest of the Hollows was published (I think that happened about three times). It always pulls me back into Rachel’s life, into the Hollow’s world. I like the feeling of slowly rebuilding this universe for myself, stone by stone, of riding along the dramatic momentum until I’m at the present, the moment when the new book comes out. But I try not to reread The Hollows more than once a year so I don’t overuse it.
I read a lot, but besides Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings this is the only series that I’ve reread completely more than once.
In other cases I’ve reread individual books of a series, but never the whole lot. Maybe it’s a question of cohesion – if I don’t feel that each and every single book is truly part of the whole series and is necessary for it, then I don’t need to read all of them, but just my favourites.
I’m rereading the series right now. I reread them every so often when none of my favorite authors are releasing anything.
I’ve read all the books, all the short stories AND listened to the entire series on audible too. I reread the last two books last month.
Guilty as charged. So glad I’m not the only serial re-reader!
My top favorites, including the Hollows, always get a full reread before the new one comes out. They occasionally get rereads during the rest of the year too.
Other series or books it depends on how much I remember and how ofte the books come out. Sometimes I read just the most recent book, others times the whole series, and other times none at all.
That would be me.
I do !
I reread them every other new book.
Yes, I do. And then when I’ve finished the new book I’m tempted to start over.
I always re-read a series when a new one in the series is about to come out, especially The Hollows. I’m also such an avid reader that I go thru a book every 34-72 hours. My problem is that I am so picky about what I read that I only have about 20 authors I follow so I end up re-reading all my books until I pretty much have the memorized. What can I say, very few authors stack up to my favorite…. K.H.
Yes, I re-read a series or at least the most recent book.
ALWAYS with all series!!! With the Hallows I listen and re-read… I usually time it perfectly for the release date!
Yes,but then some series are old friends you want to visit again. I usually reread after the new book to follow different plot threads
Hi Ms. Kim-I re-read your Hollows series every so often (now that I have it so on kindle and can see it,) but only to get up to speed on the new book and all of it cause you are a good author(DWW is one of my very favorite,), I even like your Dawn Cook books, they may be classic fantasy but they are well written. I class you with John Bellair’s “Face in the frost”or Jack Vance’s “Dying Earth, and of course LOTR now that HarperCollins has put out the corrected version.
Yes, I do re-reads for some series after every 3-4 books or so. The Hollows is on this short list of series worth going back over.
Obviously there are qualifiers and exceptions to this, but that is the general habit I have fallen into. Many series that I am still following after 4 books or so is worth re-reading, if they’re not then why bother following the series in the first place? Case in point, your series I have re-read in its entirity 3 times now, and will probably do so again when the final book gets published.
I do reread, but as many have said here, it depends on the series. I will reread yours, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series and Stacia Kane’s Downside series. I don’t always reread the books in order, again depending on the series.
Totally. If I’m cramped for time and its a longer series I skim through them all.
I normally re-read a series, it aids in keeping the Morgan’s & Tam’s et.all separate from the Blake’s, Plum’s, Sackhouse’s, & Harry Dresden so the stories are closer to life events within the series.
I always re-read the series before the next instalment, just to get me in the mood again. But I often re-read the entire just for the pure enjoyment of it too. For example, I read the entire Harry Potter series a couple of times a year, and I re-read The Hobbit and LOTR at least once a year too. I’ve re-read The Hollows series twice already this year and I’m busy reading them again. I also like to re-read the Chicagoland Vamps series, Merry Gentry, and others again and again.
Most of the time I do re-read the series so Im caught up on whats happened.
It really depends on the series, but 95% of the time, I re-read the entire series before the next book comes out. If the series has over 10 books then sometimes I’ll only read the last three or four before the next in the series comes out. I love to re-read a series because I ALWAYS find something I missed or forgot when I do a re-read. Its like an extra little surprise just waiting for me The Hollows series is one of the few that I re-read even if there isn’t a new book coming out. I love this series and always find surprises waiting for me inside the pages.
It all depends on how long since the last book was released. It’s not been unknown for me to re-read a series but I will usually re-read the Hollows series so everything is fresh in my mind.
Hello Kim, depending on the series, The Hollows is so special to me that I re read some of them at any time of the year whenever I want, not because I don’t remember, but because what it makes me feel, this series speaks to me. And (because) I think I will re-read at least until I have my personal Al or Trent, in flesh and bone in my real life
I do re read my favorite ones if everything in the cosmos is aligned and I have the time
Depends a lot on how long it’s been since the last book came out, how long the series is, and if the stories build on each other or not.
A series like the Hollows, Dresden Files, Anita Blake, Song of Ice and Fire, Merry Gentry, Sookie Stackhouse, Madison Avery, pick a series by Rick Riordan… ok, yeah 99% of the time I do a series re-read. The exception being the Carpathian series by Christine Feehan and the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon as they are series but the books work stand alone too.
However, series like the Wheel of Time… I didn’t do a re-read for the first volumes of the series conclusion but decided to do one before reading the FINAL installment. That’s one world that I can only take so much of at one time though so I had to stop half way through the series re-read. Since I started the re-read though, I don’t want to skip ahead without finishing it. Thus I have no idea how the series ends yet. The final volume is taunting me from my ever precarious stack of “books to read.”
Now that’s just series of course… one of the many young adult, dystopian trilogies to come out recently such as the Ashes, Hunger Games, Divergent Partials, Legend, and the like I tend to not re-read…
Wow I need a hobby that gets me around bleeding humans on occassion…
Yep, I like to reimmerse myself in a world before the new book comes out, if you read a lot as I do then little details get forgotten otherwise. It got a bit tough with the wheel of time books! Every time I try reading ‘just one’ of the Hollows books, I end up reading them all as I just can’t stop myself
I’ve only been a fan since just before the release of Pale Demon and after borrowing them all from the library, I decided I needed to own them all so they would always be within arms’ reach. Since that time, I reread the series so many times that when a new book comes out, if I don’t know what a character/situation is referring to, I usually know where to find it. I love all the little bits of detail in your books.
I re-read the Hollows when Perfect Blood before Perfect Blood came out. It all depends for me on how many times I’ve re-read a series, if I know the book is coming before it’s out, and how long it’s been since I read them last.
Apparently I cannot keep track of my sentences today.
The entire series gets re-read every time.
I try to re-read the series, just to get my bearings on who’s who. I enjoy the trip down memory lane. Plus, many are my go to books!
I try to reread an entire series before the new book comes out. It depends on how long it has been since I have read the series and how long the series is.
Usually unless it’s been a very long time since the newest book I wont reread the -whole- series when a new one comes out. With the Hollows I definitely reread each time, that way if I forgot anything from previous books I don’t have to go back in the middle of reading the new one just to remember something. It’s also fun to see how they flow together one after another and to notice anything that links together that I didn’t notice before. Also I tend not to reread series over and over and over again unless I -really- like them ( due to having tons of books to read =w= ), and guess what? I need new copies of the Hollows books ( even the newest one! ) !
For The Hollows and Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series I would reread all the books before a new release. Most others probably not, just don’t have the time plus the neverending pile of to read books that I haven’t read yet. I would also reread the previous books for series when there’s been a couple of years between books. Planning on doing this for Patrick Rothfuss and Lev Grossman’s next books just before the new ones come out.
I re-read as many series as possible, but there are so many good series it can be difficult. I do find myself skipping parts in older books the more I have read them, and some books in a series get skipped because they just didn’t rock my world.
It depends on the series and how long it has been between books. I have reread the Hollows series a few times.
I usually reread the last book or the last two books.
Most of the time I will re-read the series. Once the series gets long, I will only re-read every other time or so… I don’t really need to re-read them since I have a pretty good memory for novels, but it is nice to revisit the characters anyhow.
It depends on how much time has passed since I have read the series, but with the ones I really love (like the Hollows ) I usually do!
Here in Italy only five books have came out but they are so horribly translated, I’ve given up on them. The good thing is I don’t have to wait to have them translated. And anyway I like them better in english!
I re-read, sometimes all the books and sometimes just the previous book.
I am currently in the midst of rereading the Hollows series, in order. I tend to “gulp” them, and need to refresh myself on the details — like how did Trent come to have a maimed hand? I will probably reread the Earth’s Children series (Jean Auel) at some time in the future; good writing deserves re-reading.
It is a must for me! I have to catch up on what my people have done before I can move on
If its a favorite series and has been awhile since the last book release I will.
YES! I frequently reread a series, especially before a new book or the final book comes out. If I like it enough to read the books, one after the other, then I definitely reread the series. And I LOVE the Hollows series.
I always re-read books in almost any series when a new one comes out. Unless it’s a little too painful to do so or it’s absolutely not necessary. Like I didn’t for Wheel of Time. But for the hollows, it’s always enjoyable to re read the books, because you tend to forget about the little things.
Usually only when the last book is set to come out but I’ve only done it a couple times. With the Hollows books every now and then I re-read up until Kisten dies just cause I miss him so.
I at least read the last two books in the series before I read yhe newest one. Most my authors release 1 or sometimes (very rare) 2 books a year.
Usually I read the most recent book over again. With the Harry Potter novels, I re-read them all before the next one came out. I had never really done that before. I did try to re-read books after reading a new installment when possible though. Depended on my workload and how many books I had waiting for me to read that we’re new.
I never knew when your books were coming out. My wife is a bookseller and she did everything she could to keep me in the dark about when your latest book was coming out so she could surprise me on my birthday with the latest one. After meeting you in Charlottesville this summer and starting to follow you here and on Facebook, I think those plans are blown from here on out. I don’t think she minds all that much.
Generally speaking, no. But the Hallows would be the one I would do it with.
I DID do it with the Harry Potter books. I am am considering it for the Dresden Files.
The Dresden Files are just fantastic. I love re-reading those when I’m in a rut for new books.
I do, but listen. the only one I can’t listen to is the book read by a different reader (her voice give me a scratching on the chalkboard effect). So I re-read that one.
Paula, are you talking about the Hollows audio? Because if so, I know exactly which one you’re talking about! I loathe that audio and it’s the only one I couldn’t finish. She was so grating and her voice for Jenks annoyed me to no end. I was glad when the original narrator came back.
I totally agree!! She says Piscary’s name wrong too!
I usually don’t, with the exception of movies. For instance after seeing City of Bones, now I’m rereading that series. However a friend’s got me on the audible kick, so I’m testing that out now while I go walking. Audio books aren’t really my thing, but it’s a nice change for me for my walks. I’ve also recently converted same friend to a Hollows fan, so now that she’s reading them, I may have to re-read some of the latter books in the series so that we can discuss
I always re-read! It’s a must.
@BurningBunnies @longshotauthor @LKHamilton – If I think of the characters as friends and have been worrying about them, I do reread the entire series, when a new release is due.
If I haven’t read it since the last book came out, I re-read. Sometimes I only re-read a few of the later ones. With the Hollows series I re-read all the books, the early ones because I love them and the later ones to make sure I remember everything, and I love them.
I normal just read the book before rather than the whole series. I love the books and how you bring Rachel’s world to life.
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Every single time a book comes out. This book series is so good that i have to read it every year. It also helps that I can speed read.
I don’t reread the whole series, but I do read the last book to prepare myself for the next book, I am saving the rereading for a rainy, snowy day :}
I DON’T USUALLY RE-READ AS MY “TO BE READ” STGACK IS HUMONGOUS. i AM CURRENTLY READING EVER AFTER . THE ONLY SERIES THAT i RFEMEMBER READING MORE THAN ONCE WAS THE HOBBIT CYCLE. HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
I do! Every time! I like to relive the experiences again, have everything fresh in my mind for the new one.
How funny you should ask that because that is exactly what I have been intending to do with The Hollows
No, I don’t. I try to remember what happened in the last book while reading the new one. I don’t like rereading books even if I absolutely loved them. There aren’t many books I read twice and when I did there was a really long timespan in between.
I always re-read the series for the Hollows whenever there is a new one coming out. keeps the story fresh in my mind and sometimes there is a detail or two that I missed when I read it previously because I went through it too fast or I was falling asleep when reading and it didnt stick in my mind. I do this with most of the series that I read.
Depends on personal time constraints, the series, length of time between releases, sometimes the length of the books themselves, the number of books in it, and my personal interest/investment in the world that series has built.
For instance, when I was reading the Wheel of Time series – those books are very involved and fairly lengthy. By the time the series hit the 4th book, I stopped re-reading the series with each release.
I used to re-read every one of J.D. Robb’s “In Death” series with each release, but since the series is now up to nearly 40 books – no, not any more. Plus, by 40 books, readers are pretty familiar with that world and the characters by now. We’re in it more to re-visit “old friends” to see what they’re up to now
If, however, there has been a long gap between releases, and the amount of material isn’t massive (large books/smaller quantity, smaller books/larger quantity), I’ll at least “quick-read” through the series before the next release, just to re-immerse myself in that world again.
I do. For example, Darynda Jones just released the latest in her grim reaper series and I read the entire thing (which is HILARIOUS, by the way-she is one funny lady) . Did the same with Nicole Peeler and frequently do on the Hollows. I also re-read before the last Sookie/Charlaine Harris came out. I’ll echo the person above who mentioned audio books. Since I live in a large metropolitan area, my commute is pretty long, so I “read” audio books during the commute and usually they’re series I’ve already read with a new book being released shortly. I used to be kind of down on audio books but I have to say that they make me a much more pleasant person on the commute. I’ve even been known to be thankful for traffic when I’m at an exciting part of the story.
Depends on the series, for a majority I will read the previous one for a refresh, but for favorite I will reread entire series.
When I have the time, I re-read the series, BUT! I have also written myself somewhat detailed summaries of each book, so if I need to be quick about it or want to check some detail of what happened in each book, I go to my notes.
I always plan on just reading the previous book, but I find I often get re-caught up in the story-line and end up rereading previous books to try to keep the pseudo-realty going. What a horrible thing to have to endure (grins).
I usually read the last book before the new one comes out. The only time I reread a whole series if the book releases are years apart. Once a series is finished, I’ll then go back and reread the whole thing again.
I do. If I enjoy a series then I will revisit it. I am re-reading a romance series now that I read about a year ago. It’s a lot like comfort food to me.
I re-read the hollows series every time a new book comes out, it helps get me excited for the new book, and the new answers I’ll get, and it helps keep me focused on the new book once it’s out. That and I just love them so much.
Sometimes I reread, but I mostly skim for good and important scenes. But sometimes I get caught up in the book and am rereading it all before I realize it. I reread them sometimes in between other books like a favorite movie.
I seldom reread, unless years have passed so it all seems new. The only exception I can think of is the Harry Potter series, where I kept rereading because I couldn’t wait to get more of the story.
Just depends on how far apart the books are. Sometimes I just re-read the last book. Eventually, they all get re-read!
It depends how much time has passed between books, A year or more and i re-read at least the one prior to the new one. This is what i do to all my favorite authors, sometimes i listen to the audiobook version of the oldest one. I have got some little details from the audios that i missed at the initial reading.
I usually don’t re-read the books from start to finish. If it’s one of my favorite series, I will just re-read my favorite parts in the books.
I usually re-read the last book. I have your books on Audible as well, so I’ll also listen to the last book when I’m at work and am able. Can’t wait for the next one. Big fan of Ivy.
I also reread the last book of Dresden series as well. That I do not have on audible.
I always read at least the last book before the new one. If I have time I’ll read quickly through them all, but sometimes when series get long I don’t have time and I don’t want to postpone reading the new one.
I usually reread the previous books in a series right before the new one comes out. Some books aren’t really meant to be read as a stand alone and there aren’t enough bits and pieces in them to explain what you’ve missed if you haven’t read the series before. The Hollows aren’t like that though and I’ve actually read the complete series as it now stands 3 times since EverAfter came out.
Ya always do the story is one of the best I have read Books are like friends that u go visit again and again Thank
I constantly re-read a favorite series on a regular basis but if a new one is coming out soon I definitely read from the first to the last to be ready for the new one. AND the Hollows is my top series!!!
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on a) how much I love the series and b) how long it’s been since I last read them. If I feel like I’ve started to lose details, I will reread the series so that I can get the most complete context for the new material. For example, I will be rereading the Hollows for The Undead Pool, because it’s probably been four or five years since I first read Dead Witch Walking!
after a new book is released, i read that QUICKLY..then i go back and start from the beginning and re-read them in order ending with the newest book…then if a new book isn’t coming out any time soon, i start all over again….
Yes, I do read the whole series sometimes before a new book is about
to come out.
I’ve read the books about 6 times… Read 1-4 when I first bought them, then reread all each time a new one came out. I have a soft spot for Pierce (miss him!) & love Trent all to pieces!
I will go back and re-read from the beginning a favorite series. To that end, I have your Hollows books in paperback and on my Kindle. Of course I did break my rule of not starting a series that is still being written when I picked up that first one….
Most of the time I do not reread a series but your books are too yummy not to read again. I have reread the series at least 3 times! Thank you for writing such a wonderful world!
Sometimes, depends on how long its been between reading the last one and the new book coming out.
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It depends on the series, some have character so strong and I’m already invested so much, that I might need to re-read the last book or two before it, but not the whole series. Some, eh, yeah I need to try and remember because they weren’t that outstanding. That being said – I reread my favorite series quite often most notably The Hollows, and Harry Dresden Files. I ALWAYS have one of those two by my bedside. Ask my husband – he started picking them up to read as well.
I’ve read the series 3 times! Absolutely love these books! I encourage everyone I know to read them. Thanks Kim for a thrilling series.
I don’t because I have so many series going. And I like when a find an author that has the series already started, then I read one after another and I always pre order my fav authors next book so I don’t miss it.
I try. It can take a lonnngg time to get through because, alas, life demands I do more than read. Pity, eh? Since Ever After came out, I’ve been going through it again and am now at Black Magic Sanction. By the time your latest comes out, I’ll have read up to it.
Just to make you feel more special, your series is one of only two that I keep in my personal library. The other is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald, which I read to my children occasionally to remind them that there was life before cell phones, satellite everything, and fast food restaurants. Cheers!
I reread them. =) I also randomly pull them out and reread just for fun
I definitely do this with my favorite ones. I find that it’s really fun to immerse myself completely into the world of a particular series before I get the new installment. Over the years I have gotten pretty good at timing each series reread to end just at or before the new release of the authors next book!
Yes I do! Any time anew book comes out in a series, I reread past books to remember any littles hints that could possible show up in the new book.
I reread the series 1-2 month to take the year wait not so long and i get a taste of the hollows every month.
Depends on the series, but for the most part yep. I reread the series to refresh my memory before I read a new book in a series.
It depends on the series. I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series but the books are so epic that I usually only reread the last one or two of them to refresh my memory about the characters & plotlines. Most other series I do go from start to finish before a new one.
I reread the series about twice a year. Once about 2 months before a new book & then again some time later in the year
I tend to listen to them on audiobook while I’m working when it’s finally time for the next edition. I always find something new (or that I just forgot).
I do a re-read on just about every series that I have when the new one is due to come out.
Not all the time. I would also say that it is not dependent upon the length of the series either. I have reread the HP series more than once. I reread Ann Bishop more than once and I have read the Shaladore (2 books) many times. I just reread the Honor Harrington series (18 books) by Dave Weber before reading the newest in the series. I have reread the Hollows a couple of years ago.
The whole rereading of the series seems to have really started after turning 50. I have about 30 authors that I follow very closely and all of the sudden the series all started fading in my mind. I have enjoyed rereading the series because then I really pick up on the nuances in a book/series that is not readily noticeable when reading the books a year+ apart.
I do re-read my favorite series (The Hollows, Harry Dresden, Jane Yellowrock, Night Huntress), but not every year. This month I decided to to read 2 books from the Hollows each month before the new release in Feb. That did not work, because after a week I,m on book 6.
Great question! To me, it depends on the series. If they’re pretty straightforward, like the Kate Daniels series, I usually don’t, but if they’re complicated and have a lot going on, I’ll usually re-read before the new release. For example, I read the Cassie Palmer books and the level of detail involved in those books makes it easy to miss something important. Another factor is the length of time between books. If it’s more than a year, I’ll definitely re-read. And unless it’s the last book in a series, I typically only go back to the previous book or two, not the whole series. But for the final book, I’ll start early and re-read all of them. Wow, I feel like I made that a lot more complicated than it probably should be
I re-read series before a new book comes out. I find it helps get me excited about the new book and also serves to remind. I come to know them so well that I usually skip most of the exposition and read mostly dialogue and my favorite parts.
Sometimes. It depends on the series. I have been known to re-read Kate Daniels, Chicagoland Vampires, Fever and Cat & Bones. I’ve contemplated the Hollows, but I will probably wait until the last book is out.
I don’t usually do the whole series but if I have time I will re read the last book so it is fresher in my mind.
Up until two months ago, I’ve never re-read a book in my life (or watched re-runs for that matter). But I was so excited about the release of Magic Rises, I knew I needed to reacquaint myself with the very detailed world of Kate Daniels before the new installment. So I participated in a group re-read of the whole series. It was really cool being able to swap ideas with folks from all over the world who were reading the same thing .
Now, I’m re-reading the Cassie Palmer / Dory Basarab series by Karen Chance in advance of the release of Tempt the Stars. It’s been more than a year since the last book in the Cassie Palmer series and this is a VERY intricate world. I’ve got to remind myself where we are so I can hit the ground running with the new book since I love this series.
No, I do not read the earlier books in a series before I read the latest release. (There are books I re-read on occassion but not for this reason.)
I wish I had time to re-read entire series!
I don’t usually reread the whole series, I just go back to where the books start to transition from stand-alone works to an obvious multi-part story. Or I just read the last 4
I should probably mention that my comment is not Hollows-specific. If it were, I would probably say that I reread all of the books that have “nice-ish Trent” in them.
Occasionally I will read the entire series again when a new book comes out. It really depends on how long it has been since I last read in that world.
I re-read all of my favorite series often!! I find when I am anxious for a new book to come out that will not be out for 6 months or more that it helps to visit my favorite characters. I find things that I have forgotten or simply over looked every time I re-read a book. With my very favorite series I also have them on audio so I can listen to them while I work. And just FYI, I have all the Hollows in book form and in audiobooks!! xoxo
I re-read the entire Hollows series about twice a year. The same is true for The Mortal Instruments. Anything else is based solely on whether or not I have the time amongst everything else I read on a yearly basis.
Up to this last year, I have re-read all books before the next one. This year, though, I have just not had time, so I read the last one only. That is usually good enough to refresh my memory.
I reread your books as soon as I finish them! It about kills me that I waited so long for it to be over so soon!!! haha. And THEN I reread them all, again, before the next book comes out.
I actually re-read each book of the Hollows right before the next one comes out. I started doing that about 1/3 of the way through the series. So I have already read most of them twice. I just do it to torture myself and stretch it out. And because I love Rachel! And I love you Kim!
I tend to reread the previous books when a new one comes out.
i have 4 or 5 series that i re-read as the next book’s publication date nears. with a year or more between books, and soo many, it gets me into the emotional and world tone in time for the new book. and these are 4 or 5 of the current TOP paranormal authors. all great writers and world creators. each world has its own flavor…and when a new one comes out, all the yummy calls!!!!!
No..I do not re-read the whole series…but I will go back and re-read the last book or two before the last one or newest one is due out. Once I do that it all comes back to the front of my mind of whats going on.
I don’t reread any books ever! I will reread a chapter hear and there. Too many new books to read
I definitely don’t since I read so many series and have a ton of books on the tbr pile there just isn’t time. I really appreciate it when authors make a point of have a bit of a recap in each new book. An author is always living with the characters and may sometimes forget that the readers haven’t ‘been with them’ for a long time and in the interim have been visiting lots of other characters and worlds – it is much harder for us to remember things.
Morning Kim! I hope all is well with you & yours. Yes, I do re-read the entire series, I want all the details fresh in my mind
Honestly, it depends on the series. With the Harry Potter series, I re-read all of them at such a frequency that I usually had ended up finishing the series around the time of a release anyways. With the Dresden Files, my brother has all of our copies at his house, so I can’t re-read the whole thing.
And I haven’t read any of the Hollows until this May, so I haven’t been waiting for a release ever =[ But since then I've re-read nearly all of them as well as started writing my own fanfiction of what I think some of the new book will be focusing on (total geek over here).
TL;DR-- I will re-read if I have the option =]
I’ve reread the hollows series recently again but it just makes the wait even harder lol
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