How do you review a series of books?

This year I have made a point of trying to read a few good series of books that I felt I needed to either read or re-visit.

These include The Tomorrow When the War Began series by John Marsden, The Earth's Children series by Jean M Auel, the Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle and the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.

As I have been thinking about how I felt about the books and my observations of them, it has seemed that often what I want to say about one equally applies for the others.

So, you will notice over the next week or so that I have written reviews that review the series itself rather than the individual titles. When I have felt that I need to say something specific about a particular book I have done that. Otherwise it tends more toward general discussion of the series, even if I haven't read all the books yet.

What do you do? Do you think review them all separately or together?


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