Commonly referred to as 'marathoning', the act of reading an entire series of back to back is something that appears to attract a lot of mixed feelings in the book blogging world.
I myself have only just started to really marathon series instead of reading one or two books and then moving onto something else. Mostly because I have a lot of series that I need to finish up and reading them back to back means I'm more likely to get that done. However, I've found - while it can be very helpful in keeping me up to date and my memory fresh - it gets boring.
I consider my reading habits to be varied. Okay, I don't dip into every single genre available, purely because I know what I like and what I don't like, but my shelves are packed with different authors and subject matter. I like to mix things up when I read, and unless I'm in the mood for something specific or coasting on the high of an amazing book I'll switch up the genre or the author or even the number of pages. While I am someone who enjoys being immersed in an author's world, I do need the occasional break.
Throughout my explorations of Booktube and other book blogs, I've seen that marathoning series appears to be quite popular for trilogies. No doubt it's because reading three books in a row isn't too difficult, and three books set in the same world seems to be the right balance between too much and not enough. I've found this to be true, as it was no trouble at all for me to read the entirety of The Hunger Games, the Bill Hodges series, and The Selection in one, but the second it becomes four books it also becomes a challenge.
An achievable challenge, at times, but not always an enjoyable one. After a while, I need to change things up to save my patience and avoid falling into a reading slump. Odd, as I'm a creature of habit in every other aspect of my life.
Do you marathon series?