Friday, May 29, 2015

#TBRtakedown Readathon

Running from June 1st through the 7th.

So, I just heard about this yesterday. As soon as I saw it though, I knew it was something I'd have to do. I feel like I've got enough books to swim in. Or maybe fill one of those old bounce houses. (And that conjures up a very strange mental image.) Anyway, this readathon is being hosted over at youtube by leaninglights. You can find the video here. I'll be drawing a few more books (probably four) over this weekend from my TBR jar to add to my June reading after I finish (hopefully, successfully) this readathon. (Five books in seven days sounds like a pretty tall order for me, but that's what makes it a challenge!)

There's five challenges - however, my brain started to go all 'does not compute' on me because there's just too many choices for some of these. So, I changed things around a bit and added two of my own challenges to it.

A book that's been on your TBR shelf for over a year:

I don't think I've had any of my books quite that long. Really, it's only been since January that I've been buying like I'm rich. (Which I'm not. And after all these books, I never will be.) So I decided to go with one of about three books that's I've had since last year and still not read. And I really want to because it sounds just perfect.

An unread sequel sitting on you TBR:

Okay, so I originally was going with a different book. But this one will take less time to read (which is good for a readathon, right?) and I want to read it just as badly! I bought it as soon as it hit paperback (March!) and still haven't made time for it.

An 'out of your comfort zone' book on your TBR shelf:

Soo...You basically want anything that is not fantasy or steampunk? Or Christian historical romance? Hmm... Well, I'm going to act like I didn't know what it was going to be. As soon as I heard this topic though, I went 'that' book. You see, I've been wanting to read some sci-fi. Rather, some more sci-fi because the few that I have read turned out...badly. Here's to hoping this one finally puts sci-fi on the map for me. (And that it is not as romance-y as that cover looks.) (And, no, the previous book totally doesn't count because I'm talking space opera-y books, not far future sci-fi.)

A book published before 1990 that's sitting on your shelf:
(My own addition.)

Originally this was supposed to be something like 'first in a series' (which this totally is too!) but my brain just wouldn't work when it started looking at all the books that I could read. There is, after all, a reason I started a TBR Jar. (Because I cannot make up my mind. 'I have nothing to read' is my version of 'I have nothing to wear'.) Anyway, I've been wanting to give some of Eddings earlier work a shot.

A book that was published last year that's on your shelf:
And this was supposed to be 'a book from your last haul'. Well, I didn't want to do that. I mean, none of those books have been on my shelf for long and, besides, I haven't a clue which one I'd choose. (What's really crazy is that most of the books I thought about reading were on Kindle. So that won't work.) Anyway, I chose this one because I really want to read it and the next one in the series releases on the 9th. I'd love to have this book read by then or shortly after so I know if that one's something I want to buy.

So, these are the books I'll be trying to get to. Honestly, I think it's doable, but it might be a bit of a struggle. I'd love to hear from you about any of these books and/or if you're participating in the readathon!

May Wrap-Up

Books Of May

Review: June 10th

Review: June 3rd

Review: June 17th
DNF at page 159
Thoughts here

Review: July 8th

I'm also in the midst of (actually, nearly finished) reading:
So far, with about thirty pages left, I'm leaning towards a ***** but it might only get ****. Not too sure quite yet. The review will be up June 24th.

On The Blog
This is like the fourth month - possibly fifth - that I've been doing wrap-up posts at the end of the month and so far every single one has had a different layout. I'm trying to find the fit that I like the most. Honestly, I think this one might be it. Of course, it's a beast to get looking even half decent so I'm not sure I'll be keeping it.

Question though, when I give you a recap of what I've read, do you prefer seeing the book covers of not? I really like adding them, but they just seem to take up so much room that I don't know if it bothers anyone else or not.

In My Life
I guess this is what I get for complaining about a month that wasn't bad but wasn't great either. For several days - almost a full week - I was sick. (You might have noticed that I wasn't my usual self when I finally made time to comment.) Anyway, I've discovered that I have a bit of a health problem. I cannot eat anything deep fried (how disapointing) or dairy. Getting rid of those foods has already made me feel a lot better.  (Which was all more information than you wanted/needed to know, I'm sure.)

However, proving to myself that I am at least not totally lazy, I got my blackberries planted.
Yes, through all the other weeds, there are actually blackberry plants. If you don't believe me...
A few are actually getting ripe even.

And I planted my lillies too. Some of the bulbs were already sprouting but others I don't think will be doing anything. One pack of bulbs that I bought had about half of them that were soft. I went ahead and planted them, but I don't expect them to do anything.
(Don't mind the doghouse in the background. I still haven't decided where I'm going to keep my lilies, but for now that's as good a place as any, I suppose.)

I'll keep you posted on how my plants do. (I'm really looking forward to posting pictures when my lilies start blooming.)

Besides this, I've been replaying some of my visual novels - especially towards the end of the month when my books were getting all...not fun. I've been thinking about doing a post where I talk about visual novels, but that's going to take a lot of work and Amy = lazy.

I've also been re-watching season one of Elementary. Picking up on a lot of things I missed the first time around and I think I actually like it more now than the first time.

I finally finished Power Rangers Time Force. Mostly fun but the worst red ranger I've ever seen. And I lived through Jason and Nick. (Though Jason was back when I was actually watching it on tv and ... now you probably either know how old I am or are completely disinterested.) Anyway, if I said some of the things I said about him about a real person, I could have been arrested!

That's me for you, feeling way too passionatly about fictional people.

I finally finished the first series of Fairy Tail. Now I'm just waiting for the offical DVD releases of the second series. Which, I think they start releasing in September, I thought I heard someone say.

So, that's been my month.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Series That I've Dropped (As of May 1st 2015)

These are the series that I've either knowingly dropped or that I simply lost interest in along the way. In other words, I either thought they were bad or boring. Or I read all I can get free and I won't buy them myself. You can go ahead and try to convince me to read more of these series and - if I merely lost interest, I might even listen to you. If you want to see my completed series, click here.

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

The Clockwork Century Series by Cherie Priest

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Mary Russell Series by Laurie R. King

Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins

Abney Park Series by Robert H. Brown

The Legend of Drizzt Series by R.A. Salvatore

Elminster Series by Ed Greenwood

War of the Spider Queen Series by Assorted Authors

Erevis Cale Trilogy by Paul S. Kemp

The Haunted Lands Trilogy by Richard Lee Byers

Blades of the Moonsea Trilogy by Richard Baker

The Scions of Arrabar Trilogy by Thomas M. Reid

Draconic Prophecies Trilogy by James Wyatt

The Lost Mark Trilogy by Matt Forbeck

Thorn of Breland Trilogy by Keith Baker

Raistlin Chronicles by Margaret Weis

The Minotaur Wars Trilogy by Richard A. Knaak

Linsha Trilogy by Mary H. Herbert

Rise of Solamnia Trilogy by Douglas Niles

Dragonlance: The New Adventures by Assorted Authors

Bleach Series by Tite Kubo

Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Series by Anne Perry

Gideon Oliver Series by Aaron Elkins

Leatitia Talbot Series by Barbara Cleverly

Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery Series by Lyn Hamilton

Mage Winds Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey

Enduring Flame Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

An Emma Fielding Mystery Series by Dana Cameron

Psych Series by William Rabkin

Primeval Series by Assorted Authors

Damar Duology by Robin McKinley

Path Trilogy by Diane Pharaoh Francis

Green Rider Series by Kirsten Britain

Mrs. Pollifax Series by Dorothy Gilman

Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series by Tamar Myers

Alex Jensen/Jessie Arnold Series by Sue Henry

Arly Hanks Series by Joan Hess

Claire Malloy Series by Joan Hess

Murder, She Wrote Series by Jessica Fletcher

Mrs. Murphy Series by Rita Mae Brown

Booked for Travel Mysteries Series by Emily Toll

Area 51 Series by Robert Doherty

A Chocoholic Mystery Series by JoAnna Carl

Navajo Mysteries Series by Tony Hillerman

Kinsey Millhone Series by Sue Grafton

Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke

Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries Series by Mary Daheim

Molly Murphy Series by Rhys Bowen

Agatha Raisin Series by M.C. Beaton

Hamish MacBeth Series by M.C. Beaton

The Cat Who... Series by Lillian Jackson Braun

Regan Reilly Mystery Series by Carol Higgins Clark

Mrs. Malory Mysteries Series by Hazel Holt

A Booklover's Mystery Series by Julie Kaewert

A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery Series by Diane Mott Davidson

Gervase Fen Series by Edmund Crispin

Mrs. Hudson Series by Sydney Hoiser

Victoria Square Series by Lorraine Bartlett

Melanie Travis Series by Laurien Berenson

The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Death On Demand Series by Carolyn G. Hart

Miss. Seeton Series by Heron Carvic

Fargo Adventure Series by Clive Cussler

The Chris Norgren Mysteries Trilogy by Aaron Elkins

Sheriff Dan Rhodes Series by Bill Crider

William Monk Series by Anne Perry

Mr. & Mrs. North Series by Frances and Richard Lockridge

Perry Mason Series by Erle Stanley Gardner

Inspector Thanet Series by Dorothy Simpson

Paths of Shadow Duology by Frank Tuttle

The Foundation of Drak-Anor Duology by Hans Cummings

Newbury & Hobbes Series by George Mann

Burton & Swinburn Series by Mark Hodder

Trilogia Victoriana Trilogy by Felix J. Palma

Books of the Sundered Series by Michelle Sagara West

London Steampunk Series by Bec McMaster

Stoker & Holmes Series by Colleen Gleason

Also Known As Series by Robin Benway

Kingdom of Xia Duology by Cindy Pon

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

The Staff and the Sword Trilogy by Patrick W. Carr

The Crescent Moon Kingdoms Series by Saladin Ahmed

Tweed & Nightingale Adventures Series by Paul Crilley

Shadow Saga by Jo Sprunk

The Bronze Canticles by Laura and Tracy Hickman

The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen

Death Sworn Duology by Leah Cypess

Disenchanted & Co. Series by Lynn Viehl

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

The Lotus War Series by Jay Kristoff

Avalon Series by Mindee Arnett

Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

The Iron Seas by Meljean Brook

Abhorson Trilogy by Garth Nix

Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J. Smith

Kiki Strike by Kristen Miller

Gentlemen Bastard Series by Scott Lynch

The Hunchback Assignments Series by Arthur Slade

Sarah Booth Delaney Series by Carolyn Haines

Diagnosis Murder Series by Lee Goldberg

Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series by Nancy Martin

D.Gray-man Series by Katsura Hoshino

Sooo.... Are any of these series ones you think I just have to finsh and that I am missing out on some of the most epically awesome writing ever? Or, do you think I'm better off not reading any of these? Let me know. And I had no idea that there would be so many on this list.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Wizard Hunters by Martha Wells

The Wizard Hunters by Martha Wells
Series: The Fall of Ile-Rien
Genre: Fantasy
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Once a fertile and prosperous land, Ile-Rien is under attack by the Gardier, a mysterious army whose storm-black airships appear from nowhere to strike without warning. Every weapon in the arsenal of Ile-Rien's revered wizards has proven useless.

And now the last hope of a magical realm under siege rests within a child's plaything.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Books I Think Would Make Great Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Confession time? I've never been to the beach. I live about as far from the beach as you can get. (Well, okay, not quite. It just feels that way.) Seriously. I can't even swim. And I've been meaning to do something about that. Anyway...

I've always thought of beach reads being light, easy books. The kind that keeps your attention but you don't want to yell at a person to 'leave me alone' when you're interrupted. So, with all that in mind, if I were going to the beach this summer, these are the books I'd be taking with me. (Please note, that means I've not read any of them. Suggestions as to which one I should read first are always welcome.)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Is Your Blog A Secret?

The idea for this topic came to me when I realized that I've had my blog for over a year, and it's only been in the past couple months that I told anyone about it. I was talking to my mom (who happens to be my boss) about setting up a website for her business. We were talking about something and I mentioned that I looked it up for my blog. "Yeah, I've got a blog," I said. "Oh, what do you blog?" she asked. "Books," - of course. Then she asked me "does anyone blog you?" I mean, I love my mom, but sometimes I have no idea what she's even talking about.

Anyway, it's not like I'm embarrassed that I have a blog. Never that. But it's for me. I know that if my family knew about it and could read it whenever they wanted, then I'd feel differently about it. I'm really a different person on the internet than I am around most people. I think the only person that gets the full brunt of my weirdness in person is my brother with my mom running a close-ish second. (The former of which I don't think reads books and the latter of which only likes squeaky-clean books.)

I'm a bit shy and terrible at small talk but on my blog, I really feel like I can be myself. I also am slowly reaching a point where I don't feel judged by my readers/other bloggers. (Yeah, I know, this is all in my head because most of you are way too nice to be like that. But I still feel it.)

I've heard from some people how their family/friends are involved in their blog (like guest posts) and from others where no one even knows they have a blog.

How about you? Would you consider your blog a secret? Or do you scream from the rooftops? Maybe you're like me and don't consider your blog a secret - but don't talk about it either?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Series: Gentlemen Bastards
Genre: Fantasy
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In this stunning debut, Scott Lynch delivers the thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his tightly knit band of tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part "Robin Hood," one part Ocean's Eleven, and entirely enthralling....

An orphan's life is harsh--and often short--in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld's most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly.

Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game--or die trying...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

This is a freebie week over at The Broke and the Bookish and, as soon as I heard that, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. You see, this was a topic that I missed when they did it last time and was kicking myself for not doing it. I love my TV shows like I love my books, so here we go. (In countdown order from least favorite of my most favorites to best. show. ever.)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Reader Problems Tag (with gifs)

Thanks so much Elizabeth for this tag that looked like such fun. (I don't usually do such gif heavy posts, but I wanted to add a little color to this. Enjoy!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I have recently started a TBR jar just to avoid this particularly sticky tangle. Of course, that helps not at all when it comes time to decide which books to buy, borrow or beg next. Then it's kind of a case of 'expected/typical or something new?' which leads to even more trouble.

2. You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

If it's just not loving it, I'm committed. If it's a book I am actively hating, it depends - mostly on if I'm wanting it finish it so I can rant about it. (Seriously, I've finished books just for that reason.) If I'm bored out of my mind and there's nothing specific I want to complain about, I might stop. Though I do hate DNFing books. Leaves me itchy.

3. The end of the year is coming and you're so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

Swear off tv and computer for two weeks and read three books every five days? I don't know. I've never actually had that problem. I'm always caught up by the end of the year, though if you'd check the first few months, I'd be running behind. ('Cept this year. Yay me!)

4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

Poorly. I want all my books in a series to match. All the same type of cover and binding. All either paperback or hardback. All the same height. If they don't/aren't, it's somewhat…stressful. I've got this one series where I own the first three books. Well, books one and two are the US edition but the third is the UK edition, so they are different heights, different width and even look different from the spine. It's painful.

5. Everyone and their mothers love a book you really don't like. Who do you bond with over their shared feelings?

I'm a rebel. Seriously, it's happened. I find people I don't even know that wrote scathing reviews, write my own and move on. Trying to act like I never even read the book. (Except for those random moments that make me feel like ol' Hulk up there.)

6. You're reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

That's never actually happened to me. For the few books that have brought on the tears, thankfully I've been locked (not literally) in my room during those parts. If it happened, I'd probably just stop reading. That'll work, right?

7. A sequel of a book you love just came out, but you've forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?

Probably just go ahead and read the sequel. Most likely remembering stuff about the first book as I go. Then I might promise myself to re-read the original, but chances are I'll get distracted before ever getting there. Sometimes, when I first start the second book, I cannot even remember who the people are and...well considering I read a lot of fantasy, that's always such a fun re-learning curve.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?

In truth, the only reason I wouldn't lend a book out is because of the way that person treated things they borrowed from me before. In that case, I don't feel the need to be polite. You don't treat my stuff nice, you don't get to borrow my stuff. (See all those books? Yeah, I'm not lending them.)

9. Reading ADD. You've picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I can't say I wouldn't do it, but I've never had five books started at the same time before. My limit is usually three, and only when one is difficult to get through and another is an audio book. When in reading slumps, I tend to go for shorter, lighter books, but beyond that - anything is up for grabs. Sometimes, I just need a break from reading and won't hardly touch any books for a week or two. (Sometimes I read fan fiction, too.)

10. There are so many new books coming out that you're dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Most of the books I read, I buy. A few I can borrow and I'm going to be using my library's ebook borrowing program (for the few books they have that I'm interested in, anyway). I usually try to limit myself to a couple new books each month - and only then if they're something I'm dying for. If I can wait, I do and can usually get them cheaper used.

11. After you've bought the new books you can't wait to get to, how long they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Completely depends on the book. If it's one I want in a very 'I want to read you eventually so I'll buy you now so you don't get shoved to the back of my list' way, it might take awhile. However if it's the 'I want it! I've been waiting for this book for two years!' kind of want, chances are I'll get to it within a couple of weeks. (Yes, there are books like this. In fact, I sounded so pathetic that when I thought Rhune by Michael J. Sullivan wasn't releasing until 2017, my mom had to come ask what was wrong. Since then, I've found out that it releases next summer. That's a little better, anyway.)

I tag everyone that's wearing green socks today. (Did I make you look?) Nah, I tag everyone that wants to do this. It was a lot of fun, hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Feeling Fey

There are many ways fey is used - the proper way according to Merriam-Webster is 'feeling doomed'. For me, I've always considered fey to kind of mean 'waiting for the worst'. Especially when something is going really well. It's like everything's so great right now, but you know it's going to get worse and soon.

Well, I've been having a very strong fey feeling. While my life hasn't being going so great, the books I'd been reading are consistently knocking it out of the park (if you'll pardon a baseball metaphor from someone that knows little about the game).

The last six books that I've finished have been great. Four and five star books were all six of them. Even books that I wasn't sure about or that I didn't think would be so good were amazing.

However, this all - as great as it is - has left me feeling anxious. I know I'll come across another one star book. But when? Will it be one I thought I'd love? Should I even read a book I think I'll love now, considering it's probably going to be sooner rather than later that I'll come across a book I don't like? Maybe it's going to be the book I'm reading right now - reading very slowly I might add.

And what if it's that book? (That book that we all have that you've been waiting to get a hold of and now you finally can read it.) (My that book at the moment is Crimson Bound.) I'd hate it to be that book that I dislike.

What I'd like to know is, do you ever feel this way? When you hit an amazing stretch of books, do you ride high, or do you panic and start worrying about the next book being the worst thing you've read in a year? If you don't panic, how do you manage that? And, if you do panic, how do you choose what to read next?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Take Five: Worlds I'd Like To Live In

Okay, you know the drill. Every three or four weeks I pick five books that I feel have something in common. This time around, I've latched on to five books that occupy worlds that I would like to live in.

The World: Gail Carriger's historical/steampunk/paranormal world as first seen in Soulless.
Why: Vampires, werewolves, ghosts and the gloriousness of steampunk. I think that this is pretty descriptive on it's own for me.

The World: Charlie N. Holmberg's historical/magical world as seen in The Paper Magician (and sequels).
Why: Okay, I know not a lot of people have read this book. Basically, it's set in a world where a person has the ability to work magic with a certain type of man made material. You have magicians that work with paper (obviously) as well as steel and glass and probably rubber.

The World: Brandon Sanderson's alternate universe/steampunk world as seen in The Rithmatist.
Why: Not as well known as his other books, I love this setting. Beyond being steampunk (which I adore!) it's also fighting against 'chalklings' which are merely chalk figures come to life. How, you are wondering, would we fight something like that? By creating our own 'good' chalklings to fight them!

The World: Lindsay Buroker's fantasy/steam-influenced world as seen in The Emperor's Edge series.
Why: Two words: steam lorry. I know that it not fair, but they sound totally awesome (I want to wreck one, too). That's not all, we're also offered 'alien' technology that - well, let's just say is very, very good to use as a weapon. Fun stuff.

The World: Eberron as created by Keith Baker. (His first book in the setting is The City of Towers.)
Why: I don't think people are going to appreciate this too much because whenever I get my D&D geek going, I get ignored. (Which gives me an idea for a post that no one will probably read...) So, this is a fantasy setting with all the races like elf and human and dwarf and orc and warforged (think golem) in a huge melting pot. Even better than totally averting the thought that not human equals evil is the fact that it is also magitek. In fact, as of writing this, if you click this link that takes you to the magitek page at tvtropes, the image for the page is of an Eberron fire elemental airliner. Seriously, you know you want to click that link now.

Alright, five worlds that I'd like to live in. Probably in survival rate order (you know, the one I'm most likely to live to an old age in at the top). Would you like to live in any of these worlds? What worlds would you like to live in? Did you check out that fire elemental airship?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Series: Stoker & Holmes
Genre: Historical/Mystery/Steampunk
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Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Top Ten Authors I Want To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

I wonder, for how many people will this list look just like last month's 'favorite authors' list? With most of these people, my reasoning is the same: I love their book/s and I think they'd be really fun to just talk to. A few others I seriously want to pick their brain about writing. (Mostly in the order I thought of them.)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Series I've Completed (As of May 1st 2015)

Sometime back I saw this awesome post over at Jessie Reads Everything. I knew immediately that I wanted to do something like this. Basically what I did was searched my Goodreads shelves as well as my memory and came up with a list of series that have ended that I have read in the entirety. I'll be getting to other topics later (such as 'series I need to finish') but this seems like the best place to start. Also, I'm going to list all the series I've finished, regardless of how much I actually liked it. Because, by the time I finished some of these series, I was wondering 'why did I bother'. Actually, at the time I think it was more like 'why didn't you do that in the first book, then I wouldn't have read this trash'. Ah, good times...

Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

Sherlock Holmes Series by Arthur Conan Doyle

Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld

Vatta's War Series by Elizabeth Moon

The Sellswords Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore

Shandril's Saga by Ed Greenwood

Finder's Stone Trilogy by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb

The Moonshae Trilogy by Douglas Niles

Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy by Ed Greenwood

Councilors & Kings Trilogy by Elaine Cunningham

The Empyrean Odyssey Trilogy by Thomas M. Reid

Ice Age Cycle by Jeff Grubb

The Dreaming Dark Trilogy by Keith Baker

The Blade of the Flame Trilogy by Tim Waggoner

The Dragon Below Trilogy by Don Bassingthwaite

Heirs of Ash Trilogy by Rich Wulf

Legacy of Dahkaan Trilogy by Don Bassingthwaite

The Chronicles of Abraxis Wren Duology by Paul Crilley

Dragonlance Legends Trilogy by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

The Dark Disciple Trilogy by Margaret Weis

Kang's Regiment Duology by Margaret Weis

Defenders of Magic Trilogy by Mary Kirchoff

Elven Exiles Trilogy by Tonya C. Cook and Paul B. Thompson

Dragons of a New Age Trilogy by Jean Rabe

War of the Ancients Trilogy by Richard A. Knaak

The Dreamers by David Eddings

Mage Storms Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey

Tommy and Tuppence Series by Agatha Christie

Ariadne Oliver Series by Agatha Christie

The Passing of the Techno-Mages Trilogy by Jeanne Cavelos

Eureka Trilogy by Chris Ramsay

The Riyria Revelations Series by Michael J. Sullivan

Lindy Haggerty Series by Shelley Freydont

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Duklyon: Clamp School Defenders Duology by CLAMP

The Emperor's Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker

Ladies of Distinction Series by Jen Turano

Wish Series by CLAMP

Blank Slate Series by Aya Kanno

Something I've discovered, I've not completed nearly as many series as I thought. Used to be that I'd skip around in the series (you can totally do that when you read as many mysteries as I use to) and never complete any of them. This was really awesome though, I love that there are so many complete fantasy series/trilogies on this list.