Why do I do that???
My fellow booknerds, I have a confession to make:
When I get about a quarter of the way through a novel I skip ahead and read the last few pages. Or occasionally I'll flip to a random place in the novel and read a few paragraphs.
This drives my brother nuts when he catches me doing it. If I'm honest, sometimes it drives me a little nuts too. If I'm reading a love story or something along those lines then peeking at the end doesn't make much of a difference. Those stories are often predictable. I know who is going to end up coupled together, so if I peek at their "happily ever after" during a particularly slow section then who cares? The problem comes when I'm reading a mystery or fantasy. Actually, it's an issue when I read anything with a plot twist. I spoil the ending for myself. I know some major plot twist is going to happen so I can't be shocked or dismayed when it does. Why do I do this???? And why can't I stop? I don't have any answers. I can't even tell you when or how this habit started.