Book Blogger Hop September 30th

 The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ the Ramblings of a coffee addict. . Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

I just love this meme and the questions that come up. They generate so much discussion which is so great.

This weeks question is: Have you ever skipped ahead to read the ending?(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

This feels like something that I should feel guilty about because yes, I do sometimes skip to the end of the book and read the ending. There are two main times when I do this.

The first is when I’m not really enjoying the book so I’ll just skip to the end to see how it all turns out before I DNF it. This sort of backfired on me earlier this year when I read Magpie by Elizabeth Day.

I wasn’t really enjoying it so I skipped to the end to see it all got sorted out. However, the ending didn’t make any sense and I couldn’t see how the characters could possibly have got to that point. That meant I had to go back and read the entire book to see what the twist was. I’m glad that I did as I really enjoyed it by the end.

The other time that I sometimes take a quick peek at the end is just to check that characters survive. I think I started doing that a lot more after Rob Stark’s death at the Red Wedding when I first read A Clash of Kings years ago. George Martin scarred me for life with his habit of killing off characters!!!!!

I only tend to do it for fantasy novels when I’m more invested in the character arcs. I wouldn’t do it for crime novels as that would spoil the mystery though.

Do you ever cheat and read the ends of books?

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Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

8 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop September 30th”

  1. I have jumped to the end of a book in the past, but not in a long time. I used to get impatient when I was younger and it too longer to finish a book, because life got in the way. I can’t remember the last time I did that though as it will probably ruin the book for me.

  2. I very, very rarely do this – and only if I’ve already read a substantial part of the book and am really not enjoying it! Then I sometimes take a peak to see if any of the boringness will ever actually lead anywhere… But more often than not, I’ll end up regretting that decision because knowing the ending makes things even more boring 😅

  3. I haven’t done it in a while, but the last time I skipped ahead, it totally ruined the story for me. So, I’m reluctant to do it again.

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