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Subject: Started a series in the middle. Darn!
Date Posted: 1/18/2009 1:41 PM ET
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I was looking for a new author and found a two-in-one, so to say.  I got a new book, Still Life with Crow by Douglas Preston and Licoln Child.  I got absolutely hooked on the booked and loved it only to find out that is part of series.  This book happens to be right in the middle of the series....grrr!  I want to read the whole series now.

Question:  Would you go back to the first book in the series or go on to the next book in line and then back to the beginning?

Date Posted: 1/18/2009 2:49 PM ET
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I would go back to the beginning and start there. I'm one of those who has to start a series at the beginning!
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Date Posted: 1/18/2009 5:41 PM ET
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Go back to the beginning. That's one of my favorite series and the first two books are definitely my favorites.

Date Posted: 1/19/2009 8:10 PM ET
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I have to start a series at the beginning and read the books in order. 

Date Posted: 1/19/2009 10:47 PM ET
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I am glad that I'm not the only one who does this.  I'll usually get through half the book and begin thinking "this sure reads like a series".  I do it enough that you think I would check thoroughly.

Date Posted: 1/19/2009 11:37 PM ET
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I also vote for going back to the begining.

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 10:36 AM ET
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I just did this on a mystery..thought it was the 1st but it was the 2nd..I just got the 1st in the mail but sorta lost the drive now that stuff that happened was re-hashed in the 2nd book.

I also read a book several years ago and just found out it was the 2nd in a series...thought something was missing but oh well! I may go back and read that one someday but who knows with mt tbr piled up sky high..

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 2:25 PM ET
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I  would agree start the begining ... My boyfriend loves that series and he says read them in order.