Hello book readers, lovers, and enthusiasts! How’s your day, everyone? 🙂
The Struggles of a Book Nerd will be our double opinion posts on problems that we generally face as book nerds which we will work on whenever we can! The cliffhanger dilemma happens to everyone… I guess we’ll have to deal with it whether we like it or not. What do we (Sarah & Faith) think about them?
F: You know when you’re reading a book series like any other and it ends in a cliffhanger and you just keep thinking to yourself: “Really, [Insert Author Name Here]???”
It’s already bad enough that your characters are on the brink of death. But knowing that the sequel is coming out next YEAR just isn’t right at all. (It should be se-queal instead… like sequel + squeal = SEQUEAL! Se-quealing because it’s such a struggle. I know, everyone tells me that I’m not exactly funny. I can see why)
Sometimes I wait so long for the sequel (great now I’m spelling it sequeAl every time. Thanks Me, Myself, & I) of a book that ends in a cliffhanger, that by the time the next book actually comes out, I would’ve already fallen off of the cliff. Ok, forget the cliff it’s more like the face of the earth. No wait, edge of the UNIVERSE… (Ok I’m done, I pinky promise)
This means that I probably would’ve forgotten all that actually happened in the last book and why I was freaking out about the ending besides the fact that I’m supposedly excited. Seriously. Anyone want me to take them down with me? It just happens that my book memory isn’t always the greatest even though cliffhangers are involved. Yeah, I know, it’s horrible.
Now, anyone interested in seeing what Sarah has to say about the different stages of what this is diagnosed as Cliffhanger-osis?
No? That’s perfectly fine too, just stay on my side of the post.
Let’s go, shall we? 😀
S: Cliffhangers. The bane of readers, and the bridge of books in series. Half a way to get readers to buy the next book and half a plot device, I’m pretty sure every reader ever has dealt with them.
They’re even worse when the next book isn’t even out yet cough cough Winter cough cough.
Cliffhangers, like all book nerd struggles, come in degrees. The degree of need (and want) depend on various factors.
What is the standing of this series in terms of obsessiveness? If it’s the only thing you talk about, then it’s going to be a painful wait.
How long have you been reading the series? If you were with it from publication date cough Lunar Chronicles cough, then you’re probably a pro at waiting and can amuse yourself.
The effects and process of dealing with a cliffhanger consist of the following steps:
1. The Disbelief
2. The Anger and Sadness
But you still have to deal the possibility that it may be worse than the first one ~ *HORROR MUSIC*. But that’s a whole other book nerd struggle…
This concludes post numero uno of our new post series: The Struggles of a Book Nerd. We hope you laughed, smiled, or even found yourself agreeing.
Any of you find yourselves facing other struggles as a bookworm? Any topic suggestions? Tell us, we would love to know about them! (In the most un-creepy way of course)
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
~ Sarah & Faith