Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm a Smidge Miffed!


So. Today is my late day which means I don't have to get in to work until 10:30 and hubby went in to work early today. Yay! I planned to spend time reading toward the end of Twilight.

I'm reading along, sipping my coffee, letting Virgil lounge at my feet. (Virgil is our cat) And, lo and behold, I'm completely tricked!

The story itself ends with about 40 or 50 more pages left to the book!

What?? What the?? Huh???

Grrr... I realize that the first chapter of the author's next book is also in the first book. A "promo" if you will.

Well, that make me angry! I mean, I get to know my books. I make friends with them! When I find a story I really like, I savor each page and read slowly to make it last longer! And, now, this??

I was so happy that I had a good lot of book left and that I was at least a day or so away from the last page... but no, I'm tricked and the story ends way sooner than I expected!!

Now, I have to admit that I usually check for this sort of tom foolery before I begin reading and have even been known to place a bookmark at the beginning of the "new" book so I know what's coming... but not this time. I was too anxious to begin reading that I didn't even think of the possibility!

So there.

I've blogged it out. (Thanks Meaghan for that verbiage - I like it and yes, it does make one feel better.)

Lesson learned: check ahead for trickery in a good book!


Jennifer and Sandi said...

Wow I had no idea books did that. I guess I don't read enough!

Sorry for your crappy book ending!



- Jennifer

Yaya said...

Hahaha! Yeah, I noticed this ahead of time bc I realized the end of the book didn't have page numbers! Sorry you were tricked!

I live...therefore I consume. said...

That would be annoying! I remember I saw The Notebook and it was so good and I cryed my eyes out. Then I bought the book and I was so mad at the ending because it was nothing like the movie. It was really lame.

Anyway thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me. I appreciate it!! Looks yummy!

Cassie said...

You were ahead of my comment on SITS this morning, so I'm popping in to pay your blog a visit! I have been wanting to read that book, with all of the hype right now and all. Thanks for the warning. I'm the same way, I almost always check out the back of the book. Tricksters!

Jason, as himself said...

Oooooo, I hate that, too!

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