Thursday, March 3, 2011

Booking Through Thursday #3

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Booking Through Thursday asks:

Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)

Ok, I will be honest. I used to do that all the time when I was a child. I used to read first chapter, than the last one and after that everything in between and not necessary in chronological order.  

However, in a while I understood that the knowledge by itself that John is a killer, that Mary and Tom are together, that Jessica survived and Janet didn’t make it, that some safely returned home and some didn’t is not satisfactory to me. I don’t only want to know that John was a killer, I want to know how and why he killed, I want to know his motives and his thoughts, so basically I want to read the whole book and I want to know the whole story.  

In a while, I understood that I’m robbing myself of the story and I’m not getting any gratification in the information received. So I stopped and I now I never peek at the ends of books. Yes, I have to admit that sometimes I’m tempted. However, I’m stopping myself, promising much greater satisfaction when I read the end at the end, as it was meant to be. And honestly, this is always the case for me.


Tribute Books Mama said...

sometimes I do look ahead, but I don't consider it cheating.

Sally said...

One day I am going to out grow this compulsion I have to peek at the end of books. If everyone else can out grow it so can I.

Universe in Words said...

Same!! O cheated a lot when I was younger!! I'm a new follower, hop over if you have the time!!
Juli @ Universe in Words

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