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Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Literary Dilemma

What do you do when you have received a new book, but it is the last in the series? Do you rip into it and keep reading until you come to the end? Or do you wait because you know if you finish the book there will be no more where that came from? So, I have a dilemma. I just received Destined By Aprilynne Pike. It is the fourth book in her faerie series and until I received it in the mail,, did not know it was going to be the final volume. I have been so looking forward to this book since I finished the third book, but now I don't know whether I should read it immediately or not. If I read it, I won't have any more. If I don't read it yet, I will remain in the dark about the series resolution until I do read it. I have the same problem with gift cards. If I spend it, I won't have it. Same idea. I had the same issue with the Sandman comic book series by Neil Gaiman. I believe to this day I still have not read the final issue. I invest time and get to know and love the characters and I don't want to say goodbye. So, I ask, gentle readers, what should I do? Read now? Or bide a while until I am ready to say goodbye?

Book Description:
Publication Date: May 1, 2012 | Series: Wings
Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear.

He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn't kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.

She hated how much it felt like good-bye.

Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and Klea plans to use her to help conquer and destroy Avalon. But Klea's reach extends far beyond one wild Winter faerie. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares to face what may be Avalon's final days, in the stunning conclusion to the Wings series.


  1. I know what you you read it now and savor each and every page, or wait until you're ready to say goodbye? I never watched the final episode of Nikita, as I wasn't ready for it to end. Probably never will.

    It's a little easier for me to read the last book in a trilogy, as I'm so impatient that I want to find out what happened and I want to know NOW! Little harder if it's a long-running series. Good luck with your decision!

    BTW - love the new layout! :)

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I've been playing around with it. Still a work in progress, but I always appreciate your guidance.