Thursday, June 14, 2007

MEME: Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday
Do you cheat and peek ahead at the end of your books? Or do you resolutely read in sequence, as the author intended?
And, if you don’t peek, do you ever feel tempted?

Once upon a time, I would have said "never". But I've gotten older, and I must confess that I can not say never. It is not often, but the reasons are varied. NEVER in a mystery. But if I'm feeling really icky about a character and their chance to survive, I might peek to see if I can see their name in a glance at the end. I guess I've never read the end, just taken quick glances to see if I can see a name and that they will survive until the end.
The only book I read the last few pages of, actually read, was On the Road by Jack Kerouac because I couldn' t stand it. I wanted to see if anything actually happened, but alas, still the same boring stuff. So I stopped reading it. Both things were very hard to do: read the end, and stop reading.
I'm not morally opposed to peeking, I would certainly eat my cookies before supper, but I don't do it often.


  1. The only time I will look at the end is if I've gotten partway through and know I just don't want to finish it.

  2. I'm with Tara, I only skip to the end if I lose interest in the book and don't feel like finishing it.


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