A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.
This week’s question is : In general, do you prefer the beginnings of stories? Or the ends?
In general, I prefer the middle. I find that the beginning starts too slow or is boring while if I really like the book, I don’t want it to end. In fact my copy of Shadow of the Wind has a paperclip near the end signalling I was at that page when I read it last…in 2004. My copy of Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson was never finished either. I just love it too much. I don’t want it to end.
So, the middle. When the story unfolds, when everything is possible.
The more I read about what others are liking, beginning or end, the more it’s firm in my mind that I prefer the middle. Just like my life ! It was a rough beginning and I hated it, the middle is great and I’m not in any haste to go to the end. 🙂