Filed Under (books, pictures, whining) by Rachel on 12-04-2008

So, I just finished a book. It’s the fourth in a series, and I enjoyed the first 4. YA Chick lit, basically. The series made a big bang when another author ripped entire sections out of it for her “novel” over a year ago. So, I’ll happily recommend Sloppy Firsts especially.

You know how some books end with the reader crying? And it’s a “good” tears, because there was some type of resolution? I never realized that you could cry at the end of a novel because it had no resolution, and just ended with everyone feeling worse. I do not recommend Fourth Comings. Bah, humbug.

I know I’ve gotten a bit of crap here and there for being focused on a happy ending. Maybe I am. I’m becoming more and more OK with that, especially since I was looking for escapism after a long week. I believe that a book with wedding rings on the front that has a marriage proposal in one of the first chapters shouldn’t spend the whole book breaking up the couple. That’s my perspective at any rate.

I ended up skimming parts because I was getting too upset, too fed up with the over-thinking of everything. But I figured the ending would be happy, or at least on the road to happy. I don’t think I could’ve been more wrong. I feel so let down by the author, especially after following the character through four books.

What a waste, especially when there are so many good books waiting on my shelf. I’ll admit to being up too late (wanted to finish the dang book), and getting overly emotional is often my own PMS; a couple months ago I started crying about the fate of the characters in the soundtrack for Wicked (2003 Original Broadway Cast). I may care a tiny bit too much about the fate of characters in novels and plays. Y’think? It’s good I keep some feel-good quick-read books around. I need a cleansing-palate book before I read the next book for review!

I’m ending with a happy, lovable picture. Ra’s coloring is changing for some reason (we’ve had blues before, not red cattle dogs, and I guess reds change color a bit?), and he now has a beautiful heart-shaped mask on his face. Who can be sad when they look at a cute puppy? <3 I heart you


amanda on 13 April, 2008 at 8:22 pm #

He is gorgeous. And, for the record, I am with you on happy endings. I don;t think there is anything wrong with hoping for them, in books or otherwise.

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