Life of a Book Hoarder

Quick Chat: Sequel Previews

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?

I don’t.

“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.

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So, tell me, do you read the previews for future books?

13 thoughts on “Quick Chat: Sequel Previews”

  1. I actually don’t read the previews, either. Partly because then i have to wait until goodness knows when for the actual book comes out and partly because I need time to recuperate and absorb the story I just finished.

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  2. I’m the same way. I don’t want a slice of pie, I want the whole damn pie 🙂

    I also do not read book samples, like the ones offered on Amazon before you buy the kindle version. I don’t feel like you are giving the book a fair shake unless you give it to the 20% make. I can’t accurately judge if I am going to like a book by one chapter…

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  3. I often don’t read them for the same reason. But there have been a few times when I was so caught up in the story and didn’t want it to end that I read the preview. But I only do that when I can get the next book asap, like run to the store the next day and get it.

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