Nov 192012
 

    

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

This week’s question:
Do you read the ending before you start a book? Do you ever skip ahead to read the ending?

My response:
Two words…never, ever!  In the many years that I have been a reader, I can honestly say, not once have I skipped to the end.

For me, reading is for pure enjoyment and entertainment.   I would much rather read a book, creating my own imagery, than watching a movie.   I have never understood why a reader would “check out” the ending.  I feel that it defeats the purpose of pleasure reading.

Do you read the ending of a book first?  And if so, doesn’t it ruin the whole experience of reading?  Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

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  1. I’m with you–no peeking or skipping to the ending!

  2. There is one reason why I go to the ending, once in awhile. However, I always check to see how many pages are in the book, but I never read the ending in doing so.

  3. No, I don’t want to read the ending…it would definitely spoil the story for me. I might glance at the page numbers. Sparky, my Kindle, is a better device to help me avoid glancing ahead.

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  4. I only read the end if I’m not planning to finish the book.

  5. If I’m having a hard time with a book and I’m not sure I want to finish it, I’ll read the ending. Otherwise, no, I don’t make it a practice. I’m often tempted because I’m so anxious to find out what happens, but I don’t do it. The story is the reason you read and that story must follow it’s natural flow and conclusion.

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