Thursday, March 3, 2011

Booking through Cheating



Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)

As I usually read Crime Fiction, I am certainly not tempted to look at the ending. I don't want it spoiled for me. But if a novel is going slow, I do skip a bit and also check the ending.

I don't call it cheating!! Why should I waste my time reading a book which goes SLOW?

14 comments:

Lisa said...

I guess for me I would rather not read the book that skip to the end. Here is my answer. http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday.html

randomizeme said...

Yeah, it would really spoil things to skip ahead in a mystery/thriller book...

Here's my Cheating (Booking Through Thursday) post!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

I do peek at the end of the book - when they have romance in there. I love my happy endings.

My answer is here @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

bermudaonion said...

I don't skip to the end, but I don't call it cheating when other people do.

DawnTreader said...

Sometimes you’re allowed to peek.
http://dawntreader-island2.blogspot.com/2011/03/allowed-to-peek.html

Sally said...

I peek all the time but I never skip or skim.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-8.html

Nise' said...

Not a sneak peeker. If I am going to give up on the book I do check the end to see if I can figure out what happened.

Tribute Books Mama said...

sometimes I do look ahead but I don't consider it cheating.

jlshall said...

Exactly. Since most of the books I read are mysteries, I wouldn't want to spoil things by reading the ending first.

BookBelle said...

I freak even if I accidentally turn to the last page and see the last words. I am of the sort that cannot read the end before the beginning.

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

Like you, I sometimes skip to the end, but it depends on the book. While reading the Harry Potter series, for example, I restrained myself from skipping to the end to get the answers I wanted quickly. :)

stacybuckeye said...

I've been known to check out the end. And I don't feel bad about it. Mostly.

liv2write2day said...

I don't look at endings, even in books that are not crime or suspense. However, I have done just what you do. If a book is not grabbing me right away I'll look and sometimes the ending will be such that I want to go back and weave my way through the slow stuff.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I have a daughter that ALWAYS does that! I just want to smack her! I honestly don't think I've ever done it; I just want the book to progress at it's pace and let the ending surprise me :)