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

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68 responses

  1. Nope. Never. (Although, I did read the afterword for Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance when I confessed to the friend who’d lent it to me that I really only cared about the relationship between the narrator and his son. He suggested I just stop and read the author’s note at the end of the book to satisfy my curiosity about how things turned out.)

  2. I do. Reading is supposed to be fun, not a competition, not for a test.
    More details here:

  3. To find out if I peek or not visit me here:

  4. Yes and no – a slightly longer answer is here.

  5. Love the “be honest” bit! Done it once or twice…
    Here‘s mine this week!

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  7. Great question!

    My answer is here Manga Maniac Cafe

  8. posting my answer here would be just like cheating. 🙂

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  9. Interesting question — here is my answer!

  10. […] BTT: Cheating and Peeking Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.) […]

  11. *laughs out loud* Don’t we all?

    My answer is here @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

  12. […] Booking Through Thursday question: Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be […]

  13. If we’re talking about fiction, in a word: nope! I like the suspense and tension of wondering what’s going to happen, or, even if I’ve guessed, how it is going to work out. I might skip ahead a few pages in a dull part, but not to the end!

  14. Well, if you really want to know, you’ll have to swing by My Bookshelf to see what kind of reader I am. I may surprise you!!

  15. Interesting question…my answer can be found here at MY BOOKING ON THURSDAY POST

  16. This question makes me feel bad.
    Take a look at my answer:


  17. That “reading first to last” idea intrigues me right now because my work is a series of episodes meant to be read first to last,and yet 90% of my readers seem to be coming to the website, picking out a couple of episodes here and there, reading them, and leaving satisfied.

    That really surprised me; but it seems to work for them.

    So maybe reading the last first is okay!

  18. I like this question, but I object to the use of “cheating” in the question. Read more at my Reading in Texas blog –>

  19. Hey there!
    Yes, I do cheat and peek…a lot! Can’t help it =P

  20. […] March 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm (other stuff) Tags: btt, fiction with/by poc, middle grade fiction Booking Through Thursday asks: […]

  21. I skim to the end rather than to Peek at the end. 🙂
    Full answer is posted.

  22. I really don’t understand people that read the end first. That’s like watching the end of a movie. If you do this you miss out on the build up of the story. I appreciate and respect the story too much to do this. So absolutely not. Never had. Never will.

  23. I see no point in doing it intentionally… I elaborate and even wax a bit off-topic by the end of the post here:

  24. […] was amused by this week’s Booking Through Thursday prompt, which asks “Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)” […]

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