Friday, October 7, 2011

Scoot's Ramblings: Fear of the final book?

I have recently noticed myself falling into a strange unconscious reading habit.  The habit of avoiding books. Specifically the final books in a series. 

Normally I am chomping-at-the-bit, desperately-waiting-for and highly-anticipating the end of a great series. Yet when the time comes and I have the book in my hands I freak out and avoid  reading it. 

Why?! Self diagnosis has decided that I am avoiding the "final book" because I am afraid of the series ending badly! I have imagined all of my happily ever afters (or not so happily ever afters) and I don't want the authors to go and mess things up for me.  I am not a fan of being dissapointed (who is?) and with so many other great books on my plate I find it way to easy to just grab another novel and avoid those final books. 

Here are a handful of "final books" that I have avoided recently:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater: Seriously?? I was waiting on this one for ages and I love the other two books. Why have I not read this yet?  The pre-ordered eBook has been waiting on my Nook for ages. 

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld: Another pre-ordered Nook book waiting on me, AND I even had an eARC!?  I love, love, LOVE this series and can't wait to know what happens... and yet I am avoiding. I am going to read it this weekend. No more waiting.

The Death Cure by James Dashner: Well I haven't been avoiding this one too long, the ARC just showed up in the mail this week. But still, I should have been up all night to find out what happens to Thomas and all of the gladers! 

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa: Ok, I have had access to the eARC of this book for ages and yet it is still waiting.  At this rate the book will be published before I stop avoiding the eARC. Who could resist reading more about Ash & Puck? Apparently me. 

Are you ever afraid to end a great series? 
Are there certain books you find yourself unconsciously avoiding? 



ladystorm said...

Nobody likes to see a good series end, and yes we are always afraid that it is not going to end the way we want it too. Sometimes I don't just have final book fears I just have the next book in a series fear as I am always afraid it is not going to be as good as the very first one. :()


My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

YES!!! I still haven't read Last Sacrifice in the Vampire Academy series. I have had since the day it came out but I just can't see it end.

Glad to know someone else suffers the same anxiety I do. LOL

кєяo said...

Hi! I discovered your post link shared in a Blog Hop. I feel the same way when reading the final book in the series. I haven't yet touched the last book Twilight Saga. I know it can't be that bad but I just don't want to read it.

Kero @ Kero's Book Blog


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