Thursday, April 15, 2010

Booking through Thursday - Which End?

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This week's question...

In general, do you prefer the beginnings of stories? Or the ends?

That's a harder question than it seems because both are important to the story. The beginning is the deciding factor if the reader keeps reading, while the end gives us the exciting conclusion (usually it's exciting anyway).

At first I thought I couldn't choose, but as I'm typing I realize it's the ending for me. Sometimes it could take as much as 50 pages before I can get into a book. Of course it depends on the book. I read mostly suspense, thrillers and mysteries. Those types of books usually start you off with a great first line hook, but not always.

Still, I'm choosing the ending because it brings it altogether and it also gives me a sense of accomplishment that I've finished another book. As I said before, it does depend greatly on the book itself as there have been times I've been disappointed by an ending and the story fizzled out. In general, I'd choose the ending as my favorite but there are always exceptions to every rule :)

This question wasn't as hard as I originally thought it would be. LOL

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  1. Love the cat pic! I have days I feel like that. Lol. That is a hard question but I think I would pick beginnings. It's like starting out on a new adventure with much anticipation.

    Have a great week and happy reading.

  2. Love the kitty pic. That is one of my favorite sites:) See I love these questions because you get different view points. I picked beginnings but I am starting to see the advantages of endings:) Mine is here:

  3. Oh the LOLcat is perfect!!!

    I prefer beginnings, but then again, if a book doesn't have a good beginning I'm not likely to finish it and therefore wouldn't be disappointed by the ending. Whereas if you've gotten to the end only to have it fizzle you feel worse because you've invested more time in it.

  4. Loving the kitty :D

    Hm, I can't say what I would choose. love them both

  5. Reading a book is like having sex. I require both ends.Here's mine.

  6. Both make a fantastic books. However, I have read books with a great beginning and an awful ending and vice versa.

  7. Oh I never saw that lolzcat before. Funny ! The more I read about what others are liking, beginning or end, the more it's firm in my mind that I prefer the middle. Just like my life ! It was a rough beginning and I hated it, the middle is great and I'm not in any haste to go to the end. :)

  8. cute kitty!

    I think both the end and the beginning are important. Its hard to pick.


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