Today I want to talk about previews of sequels, or the next book in a series, at the end of your current read.
I’m curious, bibliofriends, when you’ve finished a book and there’s an excerpt for the next book at the end, do you read it?
“Why’s that?” you ask. (Or, I hope you ask.)
Well, mostly because I can’t stand the tease!
There are many a series I’m behind on (but thankfully, that’s not the topic for today’s post), but in cases like that, I typically already own the next book. Or it’s out and I just haven’t purchased it yet and I know if I’m loving a series and actually want to make an effort to continue, I’ll buy the next book real quick.
But if I’m actually reading a current series and the next book isn’t out yet, I’m not trying to torture myself by reading a snippet of a book that I can’t get my grubby little hands on for a year or more! (Side note: my hands are actually quite clean.) If I’m really loving a series and I’m desperate for more, the answer is not to torture myself by reading a few pages of the next book while knowing I can’t actually read the next book yet. It just makes the wait worse for me.
Sometimes I hear the siren song of the preview calling to me after I’ve finished, but I’m good at resisting.
So, tell me, do you read the previews for future books?