I’ve recently come off of a long hiatus from the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genres. I just got burned out on them and needed a break. But now I’m back and I’m rediscovering why I liked them so much. I’m working my way through the Psy/Changeling series, the Mercy Thompson series, the Kate Daniels series, and the Dresden Files. Oh! And the the Charley Davidson series. I’ve learned that one thing that makes these genres work better for me is listening to them on audio. Maybe it’s something about the first person POV that clicks in audio form, I don’t know. But it’s really working for me. Technically, I’ve been listening to the Dresden Files for a few years now, but there’s no mystery why that works for me. My crush on James Marsters (the narrator) is a well-documented fact.
But I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to get through them all. Now that I’ve started them all, I’ve been sort of cycling through them in a rotation, but I don’t think that’s the best way to do it. They’re all UF/PNR, so maybe they’re a little too similar for me to listen to so many series at one. Cycling through them that way makes them all sort of blend together. Maybe I should just pick one to start with and go until I finish it then move on to the next one? Keep cycling through them?
So I thought I’d take a poll. How do you deal with a series that’s new to you, but several books in? Do you just jump in and go straight through? Do you read them slowly, while you’re reading other books? In other words, someone help me figure out what to do!!
Also – let me know if there are any other UF/PNR series I need to check out!