My Bookish Confessions (19)

Posted July 25, 2014 by loren in Bookish Confessions, books, Features, loren / 3 Comments

My Bookish Confessions is a new feature here at Such A Novel Idea. We started this weekly feature to reveal some of our secret quirks when it comes to all things books.

My Bookish Confession (19)

I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to books—some of those pet peeves I try to overlook and succumb, but I can’t always do that and truth be told, it bothers me because it can and has hindered my reading experience.  I do not like when book series end on an even number.

I don’t like even numbers—honestly, if I am being very honest, I think they are bad luck…so I’m a little suspicious of things that happen or end on even numbers; which is odd because I am born on the 22nd, but that is the only even number that I can say I trust. Lucky for me I was born in an odd month and year, so everything pans out.

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These lovely series all end on an even number and I love them, I really do love them (well, I haven’t read the Hush, Hush Saga yet, but I know I will love it) but it just seems that the story is never truly complete when they end evenly (though, I haven’t read the final book to The Mortal Instruments either).

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Another saga that ended in four and though for some it may seem complete, to me the end felt very rushed and I would have liked there to be more. Also, I very much hated how she ended the book with a passion.

 

I can’t say why even numbers bother me so much, but they do and I can always feel in the back of my mind that little itch saying “this ends on an even,” because I am always, always wanting more.

 

It seems like a minor and trivial thing but sometimes, it is just not okay. And I just really do not like even numbers at all. No, I don’t really have a reason why, I just claim it as one of my odd quirks, but seriously, I do not like even numbers. I flip out if anything is left on an even number. Is it rational? Probably not, but that is me 🙂

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So, that’s my eccentric quirk for the week.  What’s YOUR bookish confession?

love loren

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3 responses to “My Bookish Confessions (19)

  1. This is a great feature. I can only think of one reading quirk I have… I don’t like reading hardcover books because I discovered they remind me of school books and it’s just a turn off apparently. 😛

    That is such an interesting quirk you have. I would have thought it would be the other way around since odd numbers sort of give off that “vibe”. 🙂 I’ve only read one series out of all the ones you posted, Twilight, of course ;). The Hunger Games is on my list though.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever really thought about this!

    I know that I have always thought that a quartet series is a bit weird. Like, does it REALLY need that extra book?

    But I wouldn’t go so far as to have it bother me very much, other than that initial “this is weird” thought, haha.

    A confession of mine, in regards to series, is that I don’t like not owning the entire thing – even if I didn’t like it! But whenever I see a first book in a series on my shelf without the rest, I get an annoyed feeling and kind of side eye the book and myself (because, really, I am the one to blame for it).

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