As promised, I'm making a big effort this year to start up more discussion posts. The main reason I've been slacking is pure laziness. I want to get my blog up to the next level this coming year so this means settling down and getting some discussions down. I have plenty to moan, praise, discuss and ponder so there really is no excuse!
The past few weeks I've been loving most of the books that I've read, but there has always been one problem. They just don't get me as excited as the Harry Potter books did. This doesn't mean oh my god no other book is EVER going to be as good as them! I think it's more to do with growing up with the books and developing with Harry rather than anything else. I don't think that a series will ever suck me in quite as much as that and mainly for that reason. I can't imagine a world sucking me in as much as Rowling's and I really can't imagine a series (and now, franchise) having so much of a hold on me.
This isn't to say that I'm doomed. That's it. My reading life is over. I mean, I am really excited to read Sarah J. Maas third book in her Throne of Glass series, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for Marissa Meyer's Cress to come out and I really desperately need to read more in Lindsay Cummings The Murder Complex series. I have a lot of love for a lot of book series. It's just that sometimes, nothing ever compares to that first series that you fell in love with. I know this sounds dramatic, but I wish we could all inject that into every series that we love.
Everyone has 'that one' series' which solidifies why you love reading. For me that was Harry Potter. It was the series that threw me head first into the world of fantasy writing and I haven't looked back since. Thanks to series such as this, my love and respect for Children and Young Adult literature has increased. I still long for another book series to captivate me in such a way, but then I often find myself thinking am I being a little too hard on myself to find this other one? Is it even possible?
Harry Potter is part of me. It's a part of who I am and a huge part of my childhood and teenage years. I did my Masters dissertation on the topic - it felt right to finish off my book-related education with a book series that set off this infatuation with literature in the first place. This isn't so much a post about Harry Potter, it's more about the effect of that very first book love and the impact if has on you.
Now it's over to you guys.
What was your first book love?
Do you still find yourself fighting for another series just like that?
Am I talking absolute crap? Haha.