Thursday, September 1, 2011

Following Friday (2)

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

My Answer: Oh boy this one is tough. I mostly read books with happy endings on purpose, because I really can't stand disappointing endings. So I guess I'm going to go with Harry Potter. Ok, so most everyone has read the seventh book or seen the movie, and we all know how sugary sweet that stupid epilogue is...I can't say what I would replace it with precisely but perhaps, instead of going that far into the future, she could have done a scene with Harry just after the war.  Maybe hanging out with the Weasley family, or helping to rebuild Hogwarts. Something a bit more imperfect, while still keeping it heartfelt and happy.


  1. Harry Potter seems to be a popular change around to the FF world. I dont know if I would change it although that ending was kinda fairy land candy princess ( Oh wait is that backwards) kind of ending.
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  2. Nice choice. =) I haven't read the books but I watched the movies and I would have liked to see him just a little after all the crazy events that took place.

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  3. I think there are a lot of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Mockingjay answers tonight.

    I actually liked the ending of the Harry Potter series, but then, to be honest, I might've just been so exhausted after reading that many pages that I didn't really notice if anything seemed "off" :P

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  4. Good answer! A lot of people want to change HP!

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  5. Hopping through. I would have loved a post-Voldie books for HP.
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  6. Yeah I just want more in that world as long as it's written well. Thanks for stopping by:)

  7. Although I did like knowing for absolute sure that the two couples lived happily ever is a bit sappy. I would have liked it just as much if it ended similar to what you said.

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  8. I'm ashamed to admit that I prefer books with happy endings as well. I know everyone can't live happily ever after but whenever I read to escape reality I kinda want them to!

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    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  9. Love your answer. I think JK just skipped too far ahead. I mean, it was *nice* to see what happened with the characters that far into the future, but we didn't have a lot of context for their circumstances. I honestly think there should have been a prologue book.

  10. Hi, just stopping by. I hate to admit it, but I haven't read the books but I love the movies. I did read the epilogue when the book came out and I just never understood why it was needed. Just based off of the movies, I would have liked something not so far into the future. It just seemed so phony. Somehow everyone had kids at just the same time? Really? Just my opinion.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  11. I liked the epilogue but would still like to see more of the Potter family, a new story about his sons, or something about his father.

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  12. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I haven't read the HP books as yet but hope to someday soon.

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  13. I loved the ending and epilogue in Harry Potter. It was a wonderful way to get closure.

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  14. I was good for the ending. But it kind of felt like the setup for a new series. And then she didn't give it to us!

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  15. I LOVE happy endings :-)
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  16. I've developed a tolerance for "happy for now" endings, but I still require at least that much. Real life has enough sad endings! Fiction should be an escape from that. :)

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  17. I guess, to but it a better way, there are two different kinds of happy endings: the "Everything is ok now, we're together, and we can make it through whatever craziness happens in the future." and "Now the interesting part of our lives is over, we can go live together in a house in the clouds with unicorns and a never ending supply of candy, with our 5 children." Personally, I very much prefer the former.

  18. Harry Potter's a popular answer this week as well. I didn't mind the ending. Although if there were to be a new one I wouldn't object either!

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  19. The Weasley twins were my favourite characters. :)

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  20. Hi thanks for the follow...following back now! Didn't read your post (haven't read HP). ;p


  21. It was definitely a "happy ever after" ending. :)

  22. Yeah, it was a bit too "happily ever after" for me. I wanted more!

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  23. Um yeah I haven't read it yet... I mean I kinda know but haven't read or watched yet. New Follower and I have an award for you-

  24. I liked the ending of HP, seeing them all happy and everything, but it would have been cool if there had been a few other things to it, like they helped rebuild Hogwarts, and getting married, and stuff like that. Of course, I'm envisioning that as a montage at the end of the movie. :) Nice answer! I'm a new follower!
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  25. I haven't read HP, but I've seen the movie. I want Harry to end up with Hermione =)

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  27. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here. I like your "climbing mount TBR" as that is so what I have in my 2nd bedroom, a huge mountain of books to read.

  29. Hello!

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  30. I must confess...I have yet to read HP. Thanks for stopping by!
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  31. I havent read harry potter, but im getting it from the library Tuesday, and havent caught up to the movies, 2 behind, so i had to stop reading. Even though i probably already know how it ends.

    Thanks for the follow and for stopping by. Im following back, and i love that yours is Reading to Penguins, because in my sorority my family is the Penguin family, so you're reading to me =D

  32. Agreed on HP! I was like, "huh?" at the flash forward. I was FAR more into the rebuilding and such after the war.

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