Friday Memes #6

Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Alisoncanread!

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

This is honestly a very hard question for me to answer because I usually don’t hate endings enough to change them. I’ve seent hat Breaking Dawn as appeared here a few times, but I can’t use that because I honestly hated all of the books and the ending was the best thing about them. They were finally over. Anyway, I think I’d have to choose a book from some time ago that I remember feeling disappointed in. Caution there will be some spoilers of course, so if you don’t want to see then scroll down to the next meme’s pic.

The End by Lemony Snicket. I know, I know. Such a kid’s book, and you are right they are. But I loved the series, it was so odd and different. I would literally beg someone to take me to the store to get it within the week a new one came out, so needless to say I had big hopes for this. I would finally get answers!! So after getting my mom to buy the book and rushing home to read it the only thing I found in this was disappointment. Don’t get me wrong the series is still good and the book itself is good but it seems like it just stops, and it leaves you wondering pretty much the same things you’ve been wondering the entire series. Nothing was really tied together and so it left so many loose ends floating around it’s practically suffocating. It’s almost like there needs to be another book because there is no closure.

As for how I’d change it, well that is simple. I’d actually end the series. Things would be explained, and clues would be connected. I wouldn’t be left wondering what the hell a sugar bowl has to do with anything, and what VFD is exactly. I mean it only plagued the entire series and it was one of the main reasons people were so intrigued. I’d add the closure needed for this book to truly be ‘The End’.

 

Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Crazy-for-Books!

“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

Sadly I’m not looking forward to much at the moment because of the way things are going currently, but the one thing I know I’ll be happy about when it happens is the dropping of the temperature. It’s so hot right now in Georgia and we’re in the middle of a drought (again), so when the temperatures hit the 60’s I’ll be in heaven. I use to adore the Summer, I mean I was born in July it’s practically part of me, but the past few years it’s been nearly stifling. So I’m looking forward to the gentle breezes and slight chill.

TGIF hosted by Greads!

Making a Difference: Which book(s) would you put in the hands of 
today’s teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

After much thought, I could only come up with one definite answer and it’s become such a go to answer for me that it seems goofy. But I’ll have to say the Harry Potter series. I think at first most don’t see the depth that resides in these books, but I feel the older you are the more you understand. When I started reading these I only saw the tip of the iceberg and how amazing a world it was, as I got older and more books were released I began to see it in an entirely new light. There is so much you can learn from these books.

  • It shows just how important friends can be and how despite various circumstances those you care about you will always find a way to support you.
  • It shows how deep loyalty and love can go. How it can hold true even after death and how important both truly are.
  • It shows that even if you do make mistakes in your past you can always overcome them for the better as long as you try.
  • It shows that you should always be yourself, no matter how ‘small’ you may feel you can always make a difference.

And that’s not even half of what the series can give you. They are truly touching books that despite the magical storyline can be applied to real life.

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14 Responses to Friday Memes #6

  1. Sharon C says:

    Hi & Happy Friday 🙂

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    Have a great weekend..

  2. Ah, Harry Potter. At first, I didn’t see everything I was being taught but just sitting and thinking about it I realised the book spoke about the trials of growing up, keeping friends, loyalty, and a host of other very relevant things to teenagers. Great choice.

  3. michelle says:

    Luckly our summer has been cool for everyone elses standards, but still way too hot for me but since we had a lot of snow early this year (like shutting work, no bus/train and warning not to leave the house) im not too suprised it was cooler.

    http://muchlovedbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-blogger-hop-92-95.html

  4. Harry Potter most definitely fits the bill.

  5. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.

    Why?

    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at http://www.howardsherman.net to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

  6. Alissa says:

    Harry Potter is definitely an awesome series. I’m glad school’s are beginning to list it as required reading.

    Awesome answer. 🙂

  7. Hopping through. Great choice of the Harry Potter series. I agree that all kids should read them.
    My Hop

  8. Annie says:

    I’ve never read any of Lemony Snicket’s books, but I saw the movie ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ – very imaginative! 🙂

    I’m a new follower. Have a great weekend.

    • Thank you for following 🙂

      I thought they were as well, and I loved the movie. I wish there had been more but knowing how the series ends maybe it’s for the better they didn’t make anymore.

  9. kristin says:

    Just hopping through. New Follower: Friday Post!

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