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Posted: 18 April 2009 at 9:56am | IP Logged

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Do you read the last page of a novel first before you start reading?
 
I know that some peole need to know how a book's going to end before they even start it.  Personally, I can't do that. It ruins the entire experience of the novel for me, if i already know how it ends. Thats why I try to read books, before I see their movie versions, becasue I don't like to ruin the experience. Smile

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NEVER EVER !!!

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Posted: 18 April 2009 at 3:49pm | IP Logged
I try not too :) But sometimes I take quick sneak peeks, haha. But I really don't like to incase something I don't like happens. If thats the case, I end up reading the whole book negatively and that really does ruin the experience.

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Originally posted by shellytt

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Do you read the last page of a novel first before you start reading?
 
I know that some peole need to know how a book's going to end before they even start it.  Personally, I can't do that. It ruins the entire experience of the novel for me, if i already know how it ends. Thats why I try to read books, before I see their movie versions, becasue I don't like to ruin the experience. Smile
 
I agree with you, I dont read the last page because I dont want to ruin the ending for myself.  If I already know the ending, then there is no point in me reading it, it's like fast-forwarding through the last scene or skipping to it in a DVD version of the film.  That kind of reading is not for me.  I can understand some people may be impatient to read it from front to back, but I like it that way.  Nice topic btw. 
 
I respect the author's intention of writing it, if I find the book interesting then I can afford to wait until the end.  I often read the book before a movie even comes out on it, so then I know the ending but I find it interesting how the movie departs from the book itself, and the liberties the director has taken from th actual text.  Embarrassed
 
 
 

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OMG I TOTALLY do that! And then I hate myself for having done that...I am not even kidding...I JUST can't resist. And I practically beg people to give me spoilers! HA! LOLDisapprove

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I dont because personally I hate it, I feel like it spoils the story Confused

But I am guilty of reading a few chapter ahead...only when i open the book at the wrong page...usually Embarrassed

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If the ending of a book is disclosed, then there's not much meaning to reading the entire book.  Just like if you already know the ending of a movie, it's particular hard to watch the movie unless it's a masterpiece.

So I totally refrain from doing that.  I don't read the last page first and I hate when others tell me about it against my wishes. 

I love the little surprises that an author plants here and there to attract the readers, some authors have exceptional endings (even if they're not exactly I would want them to be) and so I wouldn't want to ruin the fun of reading by reading the last page first.

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I like try really really hard not to. Sometimes I can't help it. But sometimes I just try not to and don't read the last page. I hate the habit thought if I do read the ending first becuase sometimes it ruins it for me. But when I know at times that I might not like the book and I'm just skipping around. I do read the last page then. Or else, if its a good book and I know I'll like it, i try not to read the last page.

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