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Friday, October 14, 2011

While Reading a Book, have you ever looked ahead?

I have to throw this question out there, because I wonder what other people do. When I read a book I enter it's world and become an unnamed character or fly on the wall watching to events take place.  I have two toddlers and I am unable to read a book in one sitting and I'm often interrupted. When I reach an intense part or results are not unfolding fast enough, I get emotional because I have to know. I find myself grumpy and anxious, maybe this is not normal. ;) So I find myself looking ahead just enough to hold me over until I can pick up the book again. Sometimes it's the next chapter, but times I have looked at the end.
Now, once I finish the book do I regret looking? Most of the time no, but I have experienced let down because I already knew what was going to happen and on one occasion lack of desire to finish the book. I found I did not give the "sigh" at the end.
So tell me, what about you?


  1. YES. I try really hard not to, but sometimes I just can't stand it, and need to make sure there's going to be a happy ending of some sort lol I can't say that I "regret" it, but sometimes it DOES ruin the tension of the book..

  2. I know the feeling,thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I do all the time! And just like you, most of the time I don't regret it. Spoilers don't mess things up for me. But once or twice I remember reading the ending and wanting to give up on the book then and there because I didn't like where it all ended up. lol

  4. I know the feeling,thanks for sharing. :) i try not 2 do it