"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

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Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Friday, June 18, 2010

Not One Less

Here's another Book Challenge clarification that I need.

I don't count a series as a series unless there are at least 3 books. (So, yes, trilogies are series to me.)

For my 1st in a Series Challenge: Am I allowed to count a book that is intended to be a series, but it is the only one written so far?

I'm thinking that should be a no, if I want to uphold my Finish that Series Challenge agreement that reading the last book published counts, even if you know more will come eventually.

What do you readers think?


Christina T said...

The way I am doing the 1st in a series challenge is that if book one has a definite sequel in the works (a set title and potential publication date) then I count the book even if the sequel hasn't been published yet. I also include books where there is at least a series name even if book two doesn't have a title yet. That way I can include books like The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan which is the first of the Kane Chronicles series.

That's just what I am doing. I hope that helps.

Sara Lyn said...

I'm thinking no, although that would be an easy way to get a series done. :) Have you read the Enchanted, Inc. series by any chance? Shanna Swendson. I'm not sure it's your style, but I got a kick out of it.

ldsjaneite said...

Hmm. So I've got one "for" and one "against." Perhaps I'll wait on this until later in the year. I may meet my goal without having to make a firm decision on this. But If I'm not quite there, then perhaps I'll count them! Hee hee Bad Me. Bad.

Thanks for the opinions! And thanks for reading!