Thursday, 3 March 2011
Booking Through Thursday 8
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer.
This weeks question is:
Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)
Yes I do and I hate myself for it. I really really wish I didn't because whenever I read the end of a book I feel I ruin it for myself but I just can't seem to help it. Seriously I try so hard not to look but I always do - I have to know how it ends before I actually get there. I feel the need to prepare myself incase the book does not end the way I want or think it's going to. For example at the moment I am reading This Side of the Grave and The Vespertine and I have looked at both the endings of these books.
The thing is I have a huge issue with happy endings, I need my books to end well or I get very very upset. It's crazy I know and in real life I am not so sensitive but if something bad happens in a book or movie or on a TV show I have a tendency to cry uncontrollably. I cried all the way through dinner when Beth died in Little Women, I watched Armageddon in the afternoon and didn't stop crying until I fell asleep in the evening and I almost had a breakdown when Mark Greene died on ER. Yes I am that bad, everybody makes fun of me because of it. Now if I know beforehand what is going to happen I think I can handle it better, usually not the case but still I try.
So now you all know my shameful secret - one day I hope to cure myself of it.
That's all for now.