Tuesday, 19 June 2018

TMST: Cliffhangers


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

June 19th: Cliffhangers: Do they compel you to read more or steer you away?

I do not know how to answer this one. I would rather not have cliffies. Sometimes they are so unnecessary!  I get it, you want us to read more, and then it takes like 3 years before the next book is out, or the book never comes cos the series was put on ice. When I only have to wait a year it is better, but the cliffie does not make me buy it. Of course, if it is a great series I would buy it, cliffie or not. When that year has gone by the cliffie is forgotten and I only get the book cos I want to see how the series progress.

I have read semi interesting books with cliffies, if the book is not good, then screw the cliffie. Nope. Not getting the book. In the end the cliffhanger does nothing for me, except making me really worked up for a week and then it is forgotten.



37 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers either.

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  2. For the most part I am not a huge fan of cliffhangers. Lots of the time I just wait for the whole series to finish and then binge read.

    PS. Cute photo!

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    1. Ohh a good binge read is never wrong!

      Thanks!

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  3. Yeah I run hot and cold toward cliff hangers too

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  4. When I reviewed books years and years ago, I was definitely okay with a cliffhanger, but now, particularly since I read a lot of thrillers, I can't handle them at all. It's bad enough that they have them on tv, and then we have to wait until the new season starts. (lol) Great topic! Hugs...RO

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    1. UGH! Do not even start on tv, freaking Got...2 years!

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  5. I hate cliffhangers. So much so that most times if I come across one I will never read that author again. Just not worth the chance that I'll run into another one from that author. I keep a folder with the names of authors that I've read that ended the books in a cliffhanger and I don't read them again. Like I said, I hate cliffhangers.

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    1. Wow, really? But everyone does it! I wish they wouldn't :/ They just male me so grrrrrr

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  6. I dislike cliffhangers and think they're used to avoid writing a decent ending. I believe books should be able to stand on their own even if they belong in a series.

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  7. yeah it depends on the books

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  8. I don't like them. Especially back in the day when I was reading so many series. It's hard to remember everything a year later.

    I don't mind an open-ish ending in a series but with that books story line wrapped up - just the overall arc is continuing.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I am all, cliffie? Oh was it, I can no longer remember, so yes what was the point then

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  9. Cliffhangers are a pain in the butt.

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  10. I guess it depends on how big the cliffhanger is. I am never a fan of them but there have been a few that made me pretty mad. If I know that a book has a cliffhanger, I might just wait until the series is done to pick any of the books up.

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  11. I am not a fan. Waiting a year or more for a story to continue is bad enough but with a cliffhanger too- just no.

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  12. It depends. In general, cliffhangers annoy me, but if I'm having a good time, it'll make me want to read the next one. If I'm already disliking the book though, a cliffhanger will just be one more strike against it.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I think they would make more sense if the next book is already out, cos else...well it's not like you can read it at once anyway

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  13. I can definitely say that I don't read a book on purpose b/c it has a cliffhanger, but I will tolerate them if I liked the book and I want the next book bad enough.

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  14. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. But if it's in a series I already read, I deal with it. Or I ask someone to give me a heads up so I'm not so surprised.

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    1. I do like having a heads up cos then I can push it forward a bit

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  15. I absolutely loathe cliffhangers! I don't mind a few backstory threads left open to continue into a series, but for the main narrative to just stop really winds me up so I won't but any more in the series. I read one book that stopped mid-fight!! Basically if I can't trust an author to finish one book properly, I'm certainly not going to risk more of my cash on their work. (Sorry, this turned into a bit of a rant!)

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    1. LOL. I love your rant. Today I was not that ranty, but that is cos I have not read one in a while. But if I just had, omg, ugh, yes this post would have been different for sure

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  16. Agreed. Some cliffies are not needed.

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  17. HATE THEM. I will stop reading a series because of them.

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  18. Also, that picture is SERIOUSLY cute! Look at that blond floof!

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