Lately, I seem to be reading a bit differently. I've noticed that once I find an author I like, I want to read all of their books. I want to be caught up on series, or even standalone books, so that I can read new releases as they come out and feel "caught up" with that series and/or author. It gives me an odd feeling of accomplishment.
I think this is the reason a lot of my reading has been focused on series, and I've been more drawn to the ones that are unfinished - especially if there are only one or two books out so far. I want to feel like I finished a series without actually putting the time into several books.
I've been doing this with authors as well - it's very useful in finally getting around to those who I've read one book from, and always swore I would read the others eventually. I'm wondering if this is because I signed up for one of those ebook subscription sites recently, and they mostly offer older titles. I admit, I was very excited to see books that I've been meaning to get around to for years now!
Either way, it's a strange way for me to read. I used to always wait for every book in a series to be out, so I could avoid the wait, and now I'm hopping right into books that I know I will have to wait for sequels to. I also have this odd habit of leaving at least one book unread from my favorite authors - I guess, so that I always have access to an unread book if I don't feel like waiting for a new release. (Which, admittedly, doesn't even make sense.)
I'd really like to know how you guys read series, or what you do when you find a new (or old) favorite author. Do you read all the books right away, or wait awhile? Do you read incomplete series, even if it means waiting a year or more for the sequels?