Monday, October 20, 2008

words are all i have

i got a library card today. i don't even have an arizona driver's license yet, but i am now the proud owner of a shiny new library card. i love books. and i'm not one of those people that only reads them once, and then i'm done. i can read one over and over and over and still want to read it again. i think i have read "to kill a mockingbird" 6 or 7 times. and "pride and prejudice?" probably closer to 15. i'm sure the fact that i have no patience has something to do with it. i don't deal with suspense well - when i read a new book i usually skim the end (either the last page, but sometimes the whole last chapter, if i can't get enough info from the last page) at some point before i actually finish the book. so reading a book when i already know the plot is like a special treat. i can read it in chronological order, but still know how everything works out in the end. there are times when i get a guilty conscience about my "bad" habit though, and try to read a whole novel without peeking. however, it seems that i pick the most suspenseful books, or the ones i get the most into, when these habit-breaking moments occur, and i usually cave and read the end despite all my efforts. we'll see how i do with this new round of library books...

3 comments:

idieh.trebbyl said...

we must be sisters.

Bonny said...

That's funny. I can't read the end first, because I feel like I'm betraying the story. I have been tempted so many times, but I don't want to ruin it. So I usually just end up skimming the book as fast as I can.

Scott and Chelsea said...

You are SUCH a cheater. I can't believe you read the ends first, don't you know why it is called an "end?"