Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)
When I read this question I had a feeling that I’d answered it before and checking back in the blog I came across my answer back in June 2007. It was my very first Booking Through Thursday post. Here is what I wrote then:
I’m always tempted to look at the end of books and sometimes I do if the book is getting boring to see if it picks up. If the book is one that I can’t put down then I try to resist looking ahead ‘“ not always successfully though and then I wish I hadn’t!
Do I still think the same? Yes and no.
Yes, because now I don’t think of it as cheating at all – life is too short to continue reading a book that seems to be going nowhere, so I’ll look ahead to see if it looks as though it will pick up.
And no – now I don’t peek at the end of crime or mystery novels – that does spoil the experience.