I have a confession: When I read a novel, I peep at the ending very early on, sometimes even before I buy the novel or check it out from the library. It doesn’t matter what type of novel it is (even mysteries are not immune); it doesn’t matter whether I’m enjoying it or not; it doesn’t matter whether I’m going to finish it or not; it doesn’t matter whether it’s 200 pages or 800 pages. I’ll peep regardless.
Clearly, I would have had a rough time of it during the days of serial publication, where I’d have to wait my turn just like everyone else to see whether Little Nell died.
I’m sure I can’t be the only person with this shameful secret, but I’ve yet to hear someone else confess to it. So how about it? Take the new poll on the right and help determine how many of us there really are. It’s anonymous, so don’t worry–if you answer “Always” or “Sometimes,” the Anti-Spoiler Police won’t come and get you. (At least, they haven’t come for me yet.)
Speaking of polls, dog people won my last poll about two to one.