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Monday, June 30, 2014

I Finally Understand You...Kind Of

So I've had multiple people in my life who have said to me, "I haven't finished the series because I just don't want it to END!  And if I finish it, it will be OVER!!"



I have to admit, I never understood this.  I was pretty sure that was just their excuse for not finishing a series, and they just couldn't admit they didn't like it that much.  Or maybe they're just lazy.

The thing is, I HAVE TO KNOW.  I can't STAND not knowing.  The more I love a book/series, the faster I read it.  And even though I'm enjoying the whole book, I'm really just dying to know how it ends.  That's not to say that I always finish series.  As I've said before, I actually suck at finishing series.  But if I don't finish it, that probably means that I wasn't that into it.  Because if I WAS that into it, I couldn't stand the NOT KNOWING.


But this week something happened.  I was reading RUIN & RISING (The last book in the Shadow & Bone trilogy), and I got close to the end, and THINGS OCCURRED, and I got scared.  So I put the book down for a couple of days, because I couldn't face what I was afraid of . . . And then it happened . . . I stayed in the "world" the entire time.  It was like, even though I wasn't actually reading it, it was still happening.  And I think I kind of understood what all you crazy people meant.  As long as I didn't finish it, the story was still active.  I kind of liked it!

Of course that only lasted like three days until I couldn't take it any more.  So I picked it up and devoured the ending and it was perfection and I loved it and you should read it. 

So, the moral of the story is:  You're crazy.  But I kind of understand you now.  ;P

LOVE YA! :D

16 comments:

  1. LOL. LOVED this post. I'm one of those crazy people. But also, I suck at finishing series because there's just so many books and so little time!! Still haven't gotten a copy of Ruin & Rising yet, but I plan to this week! YAY! Cannot wait for that epic conclusion! <3

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    1. YAY!! Do it!! Don't be afraid to finish...haha!! :P

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  2. YES! Now you see that we aren't lazy...heheee! We genuinely don't want it to end. I am currently purging myself, slolwy in a 12 step program of this phobia of mine. I am aiming for 2 books a month, that are series enders. We have it in our head, if we don't read the book, it AIN'T FINISHED. In our heads, this is quite true. I have got Allegiant, Cassandra Clare who I LOVE but finding it very difficult to read Clockwork Princess...I am working on my 12 step program for this one. City Of Heavenly Fire I am forcing myself to crack open, be damned the consequences!! So many I have an honest phobia about finishing. Mockingjay.... still haven't done it. My 11 yr old has read it!! Just gotta keep on going with the 12 step program :D

    Mich

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    1. So funny! I actually wish I HADN'T finished Allegiant because I just didn't love it. I ADORED Clockwork Princess though. You MUST read that one. If it helps, a few of the characters are still roaming around in City of Heavenly Fire, so you don't have to completely let go...haha. Don't read Mockingjay. Save yourself the trouble :P

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  3. I think I'm the opposite of that. I'm just too curious to know what happens in the end! I'm just bad at finishing series in the sense that I read the first book and never get to the second unless the first one was mindblowing.

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  4. I can't stand not knowing. Even if I don't really care for the series, I still have to finish it and see how it ends. This becomes a problem, because all I do is complain about how awful the book is the whole time. *cough*Allegiant*cough*

    Great post!
    Marie
    http://mariethebooklover.blogspot.com/

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    1. I used to HAVE to know how the story ended, but I've gotten over that. There are just too many good stories out there for me to read to get stuck on a series I don't like. I think blogging has actually helped me with this.

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  5. I'm one of the crazy ones! The more I like a series, the more afraid I am of the ending. What if the last book is horrible after I invested YEARS reading the series? What if is SO GOOD and I crave for more? I get so sad when a series I love ends :(

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    1. Hahaha, that is so funny! If I crave more, I just reread the series again. That's probably why I've reread Harry Potter about 20 times. :P

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  6. I'm DEFINITELY not "one of those people", however, I do understand the staying in the "world", and having events still occur, even when not actively reading. Only the very best series can cause such a reaction in me, but I LOVE it when they do! Me? If I read the second book, I'm gonna finish the series. After the first book, I MIGHT never get around to reading the rest, but after the second I have to. Makes absolutely no sense, right?

    There was one time, however, that I did almost exactly what you did. It was actually Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I had overheard my brother's audiobook of the scene where Voldemort is torturing Sirius, discovered Sirius was going to die, and refused to read the book. I read Half-Blood Prince as soon as it was released, and THEN, after the entire book and me being thoroughly confused, that I went back and read OotP.
    There have been times however, when I've thrown the book down because of the events. Usually, though, my resolve breaks within the hour. :P

    ~Lynette D @ Escaping Reality - One Book at a Time

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    1. OMG with the HP stuff!! That is too funny.

      I'm so glad I didn't know that ending, or the ending of #6. I don't know what I would've done!!!

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    1. I KNOWWWW!!! It was so good, but a little easy, but still. :P

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  8. I completely understand avoiding a series so it doesn't have to end. There are plenty of series where I just kind of put off reading, because once you start you know it's gonna end you'll be heartbroken and won't know what to do with yourself.

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    1. Haha. I guess I don't feel like it ends for me. If I want to relive it I just go back and read the whole thing over. But I get you :)

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