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Topic: Agatha Raisin--Can I read out of order?

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Subject: Agatha Raisin--Can I read out of order?
Date Posted: 12/10/2009 10:06 AM ET
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I have the first book in this series, but I picked up a Christmas book in this series from bookcloseouts, and would like to read it this season. Is this a series I could read out of order, or would it 'spoil' things? Thanks for your input!

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 1:44 PM ET
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Well, you are never going to get me to advise you to read a series book out of order...that's the one thing I'm almost fanatical about. That said, I read about 13 of the Agatha Raisin books (before I finally threw one against the wall...figuratively, not literally! LOL) and really, they are pretty much same old, same old and you probably could do it without too much problem.


Date Posted: 12/10/2009 2:05 PM ET
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Although I'd prefer not to, I constantly read series books out of order. I find one (whichever one that might be) somewhere such as the UBS or thrift, read it and then decide if I want to read to the rest. If so, I go back and try to get them in order. Sometimes a person's first book isn't the best by far, and in reading it, I might not want to continue, whereas sometimes number 3 or 10 is great, and I want to read them all. That said, I haven't read Ms. Raisin, but in many series, the holiday books are less "series-y" than many of the others. If you want to read it now, rather than end up reading it in the summer or whenever...go for it!

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 4:06 PM ET
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Cheryl's right - I read them out of order with no problems at all.