Apr 4, 2012

the.book.chat. {endings}

Endings.  Oh endings.  The last line of a novel is like the last bite of a delicious dish.  It lingers in your mind like taste on your tongue.  So bittersweet.

The more you love a book, the less you want it to end.  But that's why a good ending is so important.  If it's a REALLY good book, the ending is going to hurt.  And if it's going to hurt, I want it to hurt good.

I may sound crazy, but you bookworms know what I'm talking about.  You've all been there...
For what seems like a lifetime you live with these characters in this world and suddenly you're down to that last page... last paragraph...
last sentence...
last word!
Torture.  Pure delicious torture.

I just love a good last line.  I love a good literary punch in the gut. I want a line that inspires me, kills me, makes me cry, leaves me breathless.  I can tell you the last line of all of my favorite books out of memory. I can tell you where I was when I read that last sentence.  I remember the feeling in my heart as it ended.  As the world I've come to love, imploded right before my eyes.

Throw a cliffhanger in there, and I'm toast. 
Oh endings, they hurt so good!

I'll leave you with a few of my favorite last lines.  I'll leave them anonymous...see if you can pick them out.

"A last note from your narrator. I am haunted by humans."

"And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light."

"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too.  But perhaps it was only an echo."

"And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of forever."

"There are much worse games to play"

"I love you. Remember. They cannot take it."


"Our future has come."

And because I need to share at least one book with a great ending...


I won't say anything...just go read it.  so good.

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Next week:  I'm excited about this one!  Let's take a week off from the wordy posts & do a photo post!  Share some photos of your "reading experience".  Where do you read?  What does your bookmark look like?  Show off your book shelves.  Or even a shot of you at your read-y best.  Whatever you want.  Let's expose our bookwormy nerdiness!

This prompt was inspired by miss Ballistic Gypsy herself.  And if you have a book chat prompt idea, please share! I promise you will receive credit for the idea.

As always, thanks friends.
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7 comments:

Megan said...

I dont have a post this week but Im just going to say here I hate endings. Especially of a series. A good series is a life suck. You dont know where one book ends and the next begins and just like that its DONE. Then what?! I need to know what happens next. Always.

And Im soooo in next week :D

imlivinginadream said...

You liked the ending to Shiver THAT much?! I wasn't even going to READ that series, but now you've intrigued me... lol!

The ending really is like the best part. But also like you said, when you love a book enough, you don't necessarily want it to end! I always pray when a book is really good that the author finishes it off right. SO important! Last impressions are as big as first ones!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

So true!

I really enjoyed Shiver. I did not enjoy the sequels as much though. It's a quick easy read.

Erinn said...

I spot The Giver end quote in there! And what I think is the hunger games last line but I haven't read the last book yet. I need to get on that when I have some spare time to read!

B E C K Y said...

Everyone loves a Happy Ending (giggles)

I don't have a post this week either. sorry. But I'm excited to get to know everyone a little better next week!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I spot the Mockingjay ending! Haha. And I know exactly what you mean about endings being bittersweet. I read the first HP book way back in 1998 when it was first released in the U.S. (my mom just happened to pick it up in an airport — weird, right?), so I bought all the subsequent books on their release date and absolutely devoured them. I remember getting to the last ten or so pages of Deathly Hallows though, and reading .... so ...... slowly ....... one ...... word ..... at ..... a ..... time ...... because I didn't want it to end! At least then I still had the movies to look forward to, though, so it wasn't really over yet. ("It wasn't over! It still isn't over!" haha.)

Sacha♥ said...

i'm still reading the hungry games and its brilliant :d

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