Endings.  Oh endings.  The last line of a novel is like the last bite of a delicious dish.  It lingers in your mind like taste on your tongue.  So bittersweet.

The more you love a book, the less you want it to end.  But that's why a good ending is so important.  If it's a REALLY good book, the ending is going to hurt.  And if it's going to hurt, I want it to hurt good.

I may sound crazy, but you bookworms know what I'm talking about.  You've all been there...
For what seems like a lifetime you live with these characters in this world and suddenly you're down to that last page... last paragraph...
last sentence...
last word!
Torture.  Pure delicious torture.

I just love a good last line.  I love a good literary punch in the gut. I want a line that inspires me, kills me, makes me cry, leaves me breathless.  I can tell you the last line of all of my favorite books out of memory. I can tell you where I was when I read that last sentence.  I remember the feeling in my heart as it ended.  As the world I've come to love, imploded right before my eyes.

Throw a cliffhanger in there, and I'm toast. 
Oh endings, they hurt so good!

I'll leave you with a few of my favorite last lines.  I'll leave them anonymous...see if you can pick them out.

"A last note from your narrator. I am haunted by humans."

"And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light."

"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too.  But perhaps it was only an echo."

"And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of forever."

"There are much worse games to play"

"I love you. Remember. They cannot take it."

"Our future has come."

And because I need to share at least one book with a great ending...

I won't say anything...just go read it.  so good.


Next week:  I'm excited about this one!  Let's take a week off from the wordy posts & do a photo post!  Share some photos of your "reading experience".  Where do you read?  What does your bookmark look like?  Show off your book shelves.  Or even a shot of you at your read-y best.  Whatever you want.  Let's expose our bookwormy nerdiness!

This prompt was inspired by miss Ballistic Gypsy herself.  And if you have a book chat prompt idea, please share! I promise you will receive credit for the idea.

As always, thanks friends.
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