Friday, September 2, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday

I've found so many great new-to-me book blogs while participating in Feature and Follow Friday, also known as Follow My Book Blog Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View and Allison Can Read, that I decided to join the fun again today.





Today they're featuring Lisa Loves Literature and have posed this question:

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

This is a tough one.  A majority of the books I read are romance novels.  And I love the happily ever after endings they pretty much guarantee, so changing any of the endings would rob me of that.  I do recall reading a historical romance several years ago -- for some reason the title and author are eluding me -- which I thought could have had a great tragic ending.  I wouldn't have wanted to give up the happy one it provided.  But, if it were a DVD, I would've loved to see an alternate ending included.   :-)  

The plot was reminiscent of Ladyhawke.  If you haven't seen that movie, the hero and heroine are cursed.  The hero takes the form of a wolf from dusk until dawn and the heroine takes the form of a hawk from dawn until dusk.  So, though they love each other, the two can never be together as a man and a woman.  In the romance novel I mentioned, a similar curse threatened to keep the hero and heroine apart.  The hero was a wolf, and the heroine was a deer.  The author did such a good job of making it seem impossible for the hero and heroine to ever be together as a man and a woman that I was almost (notice I said almost) disappointed when all was resolved in the last couple of pages and the two ultimately found their happily ever after.  It would have been such a great tragic romance.

But, as I said, I'm a sucker for a happy ending.  I did enjoy the book.  (I really wish I could remember the title, because now I want to go back and reread it.)  But I can appreciate tragedies, too.  :-)   

What about you?  Any endings you would like to change?  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Dianne

13 comments:

  1. like you I love romance novels with happily ever after endings. I tend to imagine an alternate ending if I was not satisfied with the ending of a book.

    btw, loved the book cover art... im your newest follower and happy friday!!

    iamjenai

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  2. new follower, happy follow friday!

    I like you already, you have a picture of Bobby Darin on your blog!

    I love happy endings, so let's change The Scarlet Letter and let the minister live, change Dracula, let the hot vampire live, and change Gone With the Wind so Rhett stays!

    Come visit me at Full Moon Dreaming!

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  3. New follower! I love happily ever after books!

    My Follow Friday

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  4. New Follower. Find my answer at
    Gimme The Scoop Reviews

    Checked Darkness Dawns out at Amazon and sounds really great!

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  5. That definitely sounds interesting. I love a HEA but sometimes I hate when they feel forced and not organic. I want them to feel real and if somehow magically everything is wrapped up in the last few pages, it just makes me annoyed.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

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  6. I haven't read the book you are referring to, but I'm still happy to have found your blog since I read UF and PNR!!! :)

    Here's my FF: http://goldiloxandthethreeweres.blogspot.com/

    Goldilox (new follower!)

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  7. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."


    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  8. iamjen: Glad you like the cover art! Thanks for hopping over! Have a great weekend!

    Julie Lynn Hayes: I sang Mack the Knife for days after the Bobby Darin post. :-) Love the new endings you suggested!

    Tia: Great to meet another HEA lover!

    Danielle Gorman: Breaking Dawn is a popular choice! :-) I haven't read it yet, but if it had a HEA ending, not many seemed to be satisfied by it.

    Goldilox: Yay! Another PNR lover! Awesome!

    Emma Michaels: Wow! The Writers Voice looks like a huge endeavor! So many authors! Looks great!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by! Following back of course :)

    I'm an HEA addict, no doubt. Tragic endings should be non-canon "alternate" endings only lol

    Tell you what though, if you can remember the name of that book, let me know, because it sounds AWESOME :)

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic.

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  10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz: Thanks for dropping by! I'm a new follower of Readerbuzz. :-)

    Jess / The Romanceaholic: The bad thing is I'm fairly certain the book is somewhere on my keeper shelves. But I have at LEAST 1500 books, so I haven't been able to figure out which one it is. I'll let you know when I do. :-)

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