Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Box sets…Yay or nay?

I love this series. Unfortunately the bundle
doesn't include
the first book - which is AWESOME.
 I love a great bargain and when I buy a box set of books I know I’m definitely getting one. But I have one tiny problem with them. When reading a book in the set it never seems like it’s going to end. 

 After reading for an hour I’ve only gotten through 2% of the series? What? So it seems to take me longer to read it even though it really doesn’t.

Even when I’m reading the most fantastic books in the world, I’m talking novels that will make me cry when then finish only because they ended, I still want to see that the book won’t go on interminably.

I bought book 1 first. When I fell in love with
 it I bought the box set. Best investment ever.
Back in the day, before I got my beloved Kindle (moment of gratitude silence), I had the same issue. While reading I’d always look to see how many pages I had left to read. Not sure if it’s a habit or an aspect of my undiagnosed personality disorder, I’ve extended it to my Kindle reading adventures.
Unless the box set contains a book that I really want to read and I know I’ll read the whole series, then I’ll skip the set and go for the single read.

What’s your opinion? Are you a box set buyer? More importantly, reader?


  1. I'm with you, Nana. I rarely buy box sets unless there's a couple of books I'd like to read. I hate to waste good books and feel obligated to read them if I'm not interested. I'll go for the single read also.

    And I guess I have an undiagnosed personality disorder too because I have a habit of always checking where my bookmark sits in the pages. :)

    1. Lol. I think we're always checking because we know just how many more books there are to get to. The faster, the better.

  2. I agree with you, Nana! Although I like the idea of a bargain, I find them rather overwhelming. The only boxed set I finished and thoroughly enjoyed - in fact, I'd say it's the best book I've read this year, was the Magical Weddings Boxed Set: http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Weddings-15-Enchanting-Romances-ebook/dp/B00Y1PUA3W What I liked about it is that they weren't full length stories - they weren't short, short stories either. They just kept me going for the right amount of time and they were such a variation of styles and genres, yet each had a touch of fantasy - just my cup of tea. Other than that, I don't think I've finished many boxed sets.

    1. Sounds like they were novellas. I could do a whole post on those, too. Box sets are a commitment.

  3. I still have Nana Malone's box set on my kindle yet to be read before it got lost. I guess the size or magnitude somehow is a downturner. I shall try this time.

    1. When you get your Kindle, read the Stiletto series. Once you start you won't be able to put it down. So good.


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