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11/20/10 12:39 P

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Happy! I think that we all have endings that we prefer!

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11/19/10 7:53 P

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You know what? I decided I like happy endings. Yes, I want happy endings.

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11/15/10 7:37 P

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I agree with Sara. I take each book individually. I do like happy endings, but mostly I like a really good story whether it has a happy or sad ending. emoticon

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11/9/10 9:26 P

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If I am reading fiction I always want a happy ending. That is how I feel about movies too. I want a break from reality and reality is sad enough that I want to read about something that will end up happy.

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11/6/10 8:38 A

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Most of the books I read (99.9%) are biographies so they generally end up with the person dying... so that is kinda sad. (I like old movie stars, hence them having lived a life and then died).

Whether there is a happy or sad ending in a novel depends on how realistic it is. I am not one who needs those hearts and flowers and rainbows to make it all better by the end. Nor do I want a deliberate tragic ending. I like realism... perhaps that's why I am not into novels so much! Maybe...


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11/5/10 5:51 A

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That's a tough one. If I have enjoyed the book and really "connected" with the characters I want them to have a happy ending.
I do have to admit though, that it's the bittersweet endings that stick with me for a long time.



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I prefer bittersweet endings.

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10/29/10 11:52 P

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As usual, here I am on the fence...neither! But appropriate to what has gone before. Mostly I care that the characters and story seem true to life as it is often lived -- which is a mixture of ups and downs.

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We all gravitate toward our favorite kinds of endings in books, don't we? Do you prefer happy or sad endings?

I prefer sad!

Jenn

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