Thursday, June 14, 2007

Booking Through Thursday - Dessert First

There are so many fun blogging things that I had no idea about! Yeah for new discoveries--and I have Stephanie to thank for introducing me to Booking Through Thursday on her blog.

Today's Meme:

  • Do you cheat and peek ahead at the end of your books? Or do you resolutely read in sequence, as the author intended?

  • And, if you don’t peek, do you ever feel tempted?

It usually takes a really great book for me to want to look ahead to find out what happens--and unfortunately its been a while since I've read a book of that kind of caliber (please give me some suggestions!!

But even if I am tempted, I read the book as the author wanted it to be read (afterall, they are not "Choose Your Own Adventure"!). There have been times that I have been so eager to find out the ending of the book that I've had to cover all of the page except what I am reading so my eyes won't wander around looking for clue words. I often find myself doing this with Jodi Picoult books--slowly moving my hand down the page until I can be rewarded with the answer to the conflict. For me, part of the thrill in the book is NOT knowing what is going to happen. I don't think I would want it to be any other way.

God I love those books! Any suggestions?


Marianne Arkins said...

I've come to the conclusion that I am truly an anomoly. Not even ONE other BTTer has admitted to being a peeker.

I feel so alone.

Thanks for visiting!

Booklogged said...

I'm not a peeker. I think I've only peeked towards the end of one book and that was because it was so boring that I had to know if got any better. It didn't.

Julia said...

Not knowing what going to happen is the idea *grin* I'm not peeker either. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


Melody said...

Great answers, Trish! I read a few books by Jodi Picoult and enjoyed them. My favourite is My Sister's Keeper.

Thanks for stopping by my blog...and Happy Reading! :)

--Deb said...

Thanks for playing!

Chris said...

Sorry I'm a peeker!

Stephanie said...

Very Cool!! Booking Through Thursday is a GREAT way to visit other "Bookie" Sites!! Glad you played along!!

Me. Not a peeker...just can't do it!