Looking at the End

United States
July 23, 2007 12:28pm CST
I was watching Live with Regis and Kelly this morning. I never watch this, mainly because I can't stand Regis...but I do love Mario Lopez, who just happened to be cohosting with Kelly this morning, so I had to watch for a little while, Just to see him Smile (Those dimples get me every time) Kelly was talking about her son Michael reading the last pages of the latest Harry Potter book as soon as he got it, to find out what happens. Have you ever done this? Just can't stand to wait until you have read the whole book?
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
23 Jul 07
not me. if i already know the end what would be the point in reading it. i'm the same way with movies. if i come across a movie on tv that i haven't seen yet, i won't watch it if it has already started. if i just miss the first few minutes thats not that bad, but any more than that and i won't watch it.
• United States
25 Jul 07
I'm the same way. I still haven't seen Flicka, because I keep coming in on the kids watching it (My almost 20 year old son LOVES this movie) I want to see every glorious minute of Tim McGraw. lol
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Jul 07
That is cool Mario Lopez was my favorite from Saved by The Bell. I don't ever watch Regis and Kelly myself though. I like to read the end when I get to it myself. To skip to the end seems to ruin the book for me myself.
• United States
25 Jul 07
He was my favorite too! I'm telling you those dimples! hee hee. But, I watched "Atomic Tornado" the other night on SciFi. And Mark Paul Gossler (Zac) was on it. He grew up cute!!!! Yes, I know he's not even 30 yet, and i'm 40. But I can still appreciate fine men. lol
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Jul 07
Oh ok I liked Zak also. That's right they are younger then me to so don't feel bad. I'll be 35 next month.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
I have "saved by the bell: the wedding" on video. I taped it for the kids, but I love to watch it. I also like the hawaiian vacation movie that they did. It was really good. I know it's kind of embarrassing that I'm a closet Saved by the bell watcher.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I stayed up all night one night and finished "The Ring" by Danialle Steel. I finished just in time to get ready for work. I was fine that day but the day after I was so tired!! LOL
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I did peek at the end before I finished....couldn't stand to see what happened.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
I love that book. It's one of my favorites! Of course, being a history buff and it being set in Germany in World War II is probably alot of the reason for that. Have you read The Gift? All I have to say...is get the kleenex before you do.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I'll grab an extra box! LOL
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• United States
24 Jul 07
I read everything before I get to the end. I do not like to skip around because then I do not get to anything.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
That's probably the best philosophy to follow. I have a writer friend that will write the ending of her book first...and work backwards. She ends up with some pretty good stuff, though she won't get up the nerve to send anything in. I've read everything she's written, and she's really good.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
It is funny that you mention that because I am a writer. I love to write, and a good story has a lot of action and drama in it, very little romance for me (romance drives me crazy, it is used too often in books), I heard about what happens in Harry Potter, and I must say that I am very disappointed. I still love J.K. Rowling, and I am still a think that she is an awesome writer, but last Harry Potter kind of disappointed me. I tell anyone the ending because some of you may not have read it yet, or you do not want to know the ending, but for me, it was disappointing. I expected more from this book, and I did not get it.
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• United States
29 Sep 07
It wouldn't make a difference to me. i have neither read them, or intend to read them. Nothing against the books, just not the kind of thing that I like to read. i hanven't read the Lord of the Rings books either.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I'll conceed to having read the end of a book or 2. Mostly when I'm finding the book concept good but the actual writing poor. I might skip to the end to see if I can figure out if its worth reading the darn thing. One I decided wasn't, the other's ending was so strange I had to finish reading it to discover how it got from where I was to that ending. The writer actually got there AND made sense! But the book could've been SO MUCH BETTER!
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• United States
25 Jul 07
There's the twist thing again! lol If you're a writer, you can always see where someone else didn't go the direction you would have. At least that's the way I think anyway. I'll see a story and think..hmmm...I would have done this here instead of that.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Actually I like reading other people's writing because I like to see other people's ideas, style, & concepts. I KNOW all mine!
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• United States
29 Sep 07
I like to read other people's writings as well. But I do find myself thinking that "if I'd written this, I would have done this here or that there." I have even gone as far as sitting at the computer and re-writing for fun.
@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
24 Jul 07
No way! What is the purpose in reading a book if you read the end first? However, I have grown anxious reading a really good book once and after reading almost 1/2, I tried to read the end to find out about how it ends and it confused me so I didn't do it again! Hahahaha!
• United States
25 Jul 07
Serves you right! hahaha. No, I'm teasing you dearie. I've done it a couple of times, but you're right, it seems to ruin the end, so I don't do it anymore. It was mostly when I was reading one of those romance novels, and the girl couldn't decide which of the two men she wanted. I would always just see which of the hunks was still around on the last page. lol
@az03r4 (913)
• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
I have no idea about that. Meanwhile, I never read or awaiting for harry potter books, I just love to buy the cd's so I can watch it on my own. I'm not such a person who wants to read a book in terrible weight.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
My husband will only read a book...if it's being read to him on cd. I tell him that defeats the purpose of reading. He says no. Because those that read for those cd's put such heart into it, he feels like he's there.
@AmbiePam (57003)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I did that as a kid constantly. In fact, often if it didn't have a happy ending, I wouldn't buy the book. As a child I loved loved loved books. But I guess back then I had to have a happy ending. I guess I can cope better as an adult, because I never sneak a peak at the end these days. : )
• United States
25 Jul 07
I just finished "Last Light" from Terri Blackstock. highly recommend it! It was one of those, you can't put down books. I just can't make myself look, because I'm afraid I won't finish the book if I know how it ends. Plus, my journalism mind tries to figure out where the author is going next.
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@GardenGerty (128795)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Sometimes I read books backwards, but more often it is magazines. I think it is my undiagnosed learning problem, or just a quirk that shows my "brilliance" lol. I sometimes have the TV on and listen, but do not watch faithfully. Guess it is good I am not in their contest. Of course as soon as school starts again I am out of daytime TV land. I saw a good workout that I can do that Kelly demonstrated last week, and boy did it make my lazy muscles sore! Back to the discussion, I can imagine Kelly having a child that would do that, very cheerfully and impulsively.
• United States
25 Jul 07
That is an angle that I hadn't thought of, but you are certainly correct! It's so funny to remember her back 15 years ago...when she first came onto All my Children as Haley. She had all this awful looking black hari.
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