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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacationeach of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal livesand how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
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We perceive the world of objects as essentially separate from the world of minds, making it possible for us to envision soulless bodies and bodiless souls.

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anokokona
Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman

Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed.

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anokokona

In the economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven by the balance of benefits and costs. Laziness is built deep into our nature.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this #Nonfiction #NYT best-seller to my #TBR stack.

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BBooks
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You know that just finished a book and have no idea what to read next so you download a bunch of books to see which one feels right? No, just me...okay 🤦🏻‍♀️

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LaurenReads
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It was really interesting- but I‘d recommend reading the physical book - not listening on #audiobook - got to be too much to remember! #nonfiction

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kirito
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Good

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Magslhalliday
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I need to read this fast, ironically, as it‘s part of my CPD and deadline is 28 Feb.

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BillyH
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Just wanted to show off my little library area! As far as physical books go I‘m currently reading Thinking, Fast and Slow and I absolutely love it! Danny is a great writer and I can‘t wait to get through this one.

Reggie Looks cozy, welcome to Litsy! 9mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff What a comfy looking space! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 9mo
LauraJ Half of the nonfiction books I read reference this book. If you like it, I highly recommend the audiobook 9mo
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UnidragonFrag Love this little reading nook! We're thinking of installing shelves like that too. Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
BillyH @LauraJ I‘ve listened to the undoing project, I love Michael Lewis! 9mo
BooksAndTea97 You really arranged that quite nicely. Those shelves over the windows look so cool! Welcome to Litsy :D 9mo
BethM Welcome to litsy! 9mo
Freespirit Looks very cosy..great reading spot! 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Love the shelves over the windows! Great use of space 👍 Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
Nute Nice! 9mo
Smrloomis I got interrupted reading this - something like three years ago - and still haven‘t finished it 🤦🏻‍♀️ Welcome! 🥳 9mo
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Bibigrossi
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Loved the content of the book, really makes you think of the unconscious biases when we make decisions or evaluate situations. Very academic so it needs a little patience: concept are often repeated in a didactic way. Recommend reading paper or kindle and not try audiobook, because the content is too complex.

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Based on brief exposure to photographs and without any political context, the election winner was the one whose photograph telegraphed competency. “As expected, the effect of facial competence on voting is about three times higher for information-poor and TV-prone voters....” 😕

An interesting read about how we think and how good at it (or not) we really are. Some things made a lot of sense, while others were surprising. Learned a lot.

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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

1. LOL Whatever I can squeeze in time for 😊2. No. Sometimes poetry.
3. Thanksgiving 🍗 & cool weather.🧣🧤🧦
4. Happy November #littens 📚😊

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ☺️🧡 11mo
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Catherine4j
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Honor to read it through

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RainerT
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Changed my view on how I/we think (or even not)

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TheReadingMermaid
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What say you guys?

jb72 Both! I want to know what happens, but if it‘s good I don‘t want it to end. (edited) 13mo
TheresaGivan I definitely do both. If it‘s really good sometimes I read super fast. But sometimes I read slow because I just don‘t want it to end. I also read fast if the book isn‘t good and I DO want it to end. 😂 13mo
Amiable Depends on the book 13mo
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thereadingowlvina Both for me 😂 13mo
LoverofLit Both as well. Some stuff I just eat right up. But others, I read and stop and re-read passages or read certain points out loud, trying to savor and understand the meaning. 13mo
Richryan52 Both for me as well 13mo
Schnoebs Usually slow unless a book hooks me and I need to know what happens 13mo
Nessavamusic Depends on the book, I tend to be a fast reader overall. 13mo
ShelfRighteous I am a fast reader, if I'm reading a book slowly it means there are good chances I'll abandon it altogether😛 13mo
monkeygirlsmama It depends on the book. Some stories require a methodical and leisurely pace to take it all in. Others pull me through quickly. (edited) 13mo
Readage While it often depends on the book, my preference and tendency is to read slowly and savor 13mo
AsYouWish Depends in the book. Right now I am reading Gone With the Wind and I find myself speed reading slow parts, but other books I read passages over and over again because they are so beautifully written. 13mo
Tanzy13 depends on the book and my mood lol 😂📚 13mo
Bklover Fast. Once I get going I‘m oblivious and can‘t stop. 13mo
Q84 I'm a low reader. But if I could read faster I would. I speed up on audiobooks so that I can get threw more quickly though. I'd love to be able to read more books! 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Q84 have you thought about learning how to speed read? It's actually pretty simple but it does take some practice. 13mo
Q84 Yeah I haven't been able to manage that one! I've tried. I have the problem of hearing it my head and I can't shake that. But I may try again someday! 13mo
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Oblomov26
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Took me a while to get around to reading this. Yep it is brilliant. Kahneman has been at the forefront of behavioural economic and psychology and in this book he distils his experience about how we think, split into type one ( rapid, instinctive, intuition focussed) and type two (slow, methodical and logical) and how the interactions of these two systems control our actions and equally are the cause for the errors of judgements we make.

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Billypar
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Speaking of Thinking Fast and Slow:
"He enjoyed most of the experiments because, like the subjects, his System 1 gave the same false answers before his System 2 kicked in"
"We felt the case was compelling, but wondered about opposing views- we didn't want to fall prey to 'what you see is all there is'"
"Her experiencing self often groaned at so many gambling experiments. Yet her remembering self rated the book highly for its important insights."

Aimeesue I ❤️ Daniel Kahneman. 13mo
Billypar @Aimeesue Yeah- he's brilliant- I knew some of the research but great to hear it all summarized like this.. I had to pay tribute in my review to the section endings where the terminology is discussed in conservational snippets... Such a nerdy Psych professor thing to do 🤓 13mo
Aimeesue 😁 13mo
Aimeesue I work for people with developmental disabilities (mainly autism) and their families. I use his theories all the time, mostly on parents. 😋 13mo
Billypar @Aimeesue Very nice! I studied parenting and developmental psych in grad school. I did more social-cognitive & behavioral stuff, but I never realized until TFAS how many central cognitive psych findings originated with Kahneman, or that he was associated with. 13mo
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I‘m a sucker for free books 📚 #bookhaul

Mccall0113 Me too! 13mo
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jillrhudy
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I love books about thinking and the brain. I also love the Hangman‘s Daughter books which I haven‘t been able to get my hands on to read in series order. I wish I could hole up in a hotel room all week and read all of these pretty white books undisturbed, after finishing my Mitford sisters book. Or get on a train to NYC—a blissed-out 9 reading hours with occasional jaunts to the dining car!

Aimeesue But no coffee, because their coffee‘s terrible. 😂 1y
Literary_Siren Follow the author on Amazon and Goodreads and they will alert you when you can pick up the ebooks for cheap. I bought all of them for $1.99 each on Kindle awhile ago. (Except the new one) 1y
Crazeedi Read this, have the others on my shelf! 1y
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jillrhudy @Aimeesue godawful. 1y
jillrhudy @Crazeedi surprised to see the first title in the series rated so low; I‘ve only read one and it knocked my socks off. 1y
jillrhudy @Crazeedi could it be that the series took time to find its feet? Rare, but it happens. 1y
Crazeedi @jillrhudy possibly you could be right. My daughter gave me the first book, then the others, really don't know why I haven't read, maybe because I have a few other books unread😉 1y
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MatteoDM23
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I have just read the first half. It is not an easy reading, you might need to go through a paragraph twice, but it‘s amazingly well written. His ability to clearly explain all the reasons behind our decisions making processes is unbelievable. 5star book.

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daniwithtea
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Finally! I feel like I‘ve been listening to this book for years. There were some good moments, but IMHO this could have been a whitepaper instead of a book.

Ooh but hey that‘s #6 for #sixby6/6!

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daniwithtea
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This is my current audiobook, and I feel like I‘m slugging through a bunch of repetitive crud. Have you read this one, Littens? Does it get more interesting than “we all have unconscious bias, and mindfulness helps our overcome it to make better decisions?” (The concept is interesting, but not ten hours of interesting.)

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hp256
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Great book

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Redwritinghood
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I‘m quitting this audiobook, but I don‘t want to give it a bail rating because it doesn‘t deserve that. It‘s fascinating, but just too long and reiterating pretty much the same point over and over. If you‘ve ever watched Brain Games on the National Geographic channel (which I highly recommend), then you know what‘s in this book.

ghosthost I had a similar reaction. I wonder if it‘s better in print. 1y
Redwritinghood @ghosthost Could be, although I‘m not sure I‘ll try it. I think I have the gist of it based on what I listened to so far. 1y
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athulsudheesh
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An amazing book on cognitive biases and behavioral economics.

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riverside
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great

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Aerobins13
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Hour 30 Challenge for #24in48: I received this book as a gift back in 2012 when I was still an undergraduate but I still haven‘t read it. I have heard it is good though so maybe I‘ll read it in a few months when I don‘t have readings for graduate school to do.

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Mollyirene
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Loving this book, but finding it hard to read! Must have a lazy system 2!

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8little_paws
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I love this sentence.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's pretty great! And accurate... 2y
Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
WhatDeeReads I had to read this about 12xs before it clicked. 2y
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Balibee146
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New audiobook on my ancient old iPod for doing ironing for a big household.... Phew.... Mountain of laundry I shall vanquish thee!

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LubicaP
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A really interesting book about how easy it is to influence the brain. The discussion on wheter it's possible to develop professional intuition is also useful.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 6! This best-seller has a 4-star GR rating with almost 150,000 ratings. We all have two systems that drive how we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, emotional. System 2 is slower, deliberative, logical. Both have their benefits and their faults. He provides awareness and techniques for using both systems to guard against our glitches. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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julesG
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I've had this book on my #TBR for far too long. I #think it's high time I read it.

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Cinfhen I agree! I #think it's time 🙂sounds fascinating 2y
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LWagoner
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This was a very interesting and insightful read regarding how we make decisions, choices, and what influences the way we think. I will admit that I skimmed a lot of this book- it became very technical. I was still able to glean insights into my own thought processes and decision making skills. Very geeky read.

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catsuit_mango
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Goodreads tells me I took 3 years to read that book, but it is so dense with ideas about thinking that I could not read it quickly or to unplug after a long day at work! Glad it's read.

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catsuit_mango
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Breakfast again, getting smart? Maybe... #LitsyPartyOfOne #bookandtea

Chachic Pretty teacup! 2y
catsuit_mango @Chachic thanks,it was a present ages ago and one day I realised the best way to appreciate the friend and the present was to use it every day for breakfast :) 2y
Chachic That IS true! I have two teacups that were given by friends as gifts, I need to use them more. 2y
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catsuit_mango
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Decided to get back into this one... And as it explains in the book, you need sugar to think hence the ice-cream :-)

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MyBookSwapClub
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After much slow thinking, I've quickly did #BookDrop for our #BookSwap in #NYC #Manhattan!!! Yay :-)

tpixie Love this book and the others!! 2y
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lonelybluenights
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Second book of the day. On a scale of 1 - DENSE ... how is this one? #readingatwork

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emilymorgan
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When lunch break reading boggles your mind and makes you MORE tired...

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BookishMarginalia
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I've been wanting to read this book about how we think ever since I finished The Undoing Project.

Balibee146 Had the audio book for years.... Must listen! 2y
Bookchipmunk Check out the 'better living through books' podcast. They are doing this book as a read along right now and it is excellent! 🤓 2y
GuiltyFeat One of the smartest and wisest books ever. 2y
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anrobe I'm reading this now and following the better living through books podcast as I go! 2y
catsuit_mango I've been reading it for ages : it's so interesting I want to take notes while reading and so I'm not reading it because I need to take notes.... 2y
ComradeMao Read it twice! 2y
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anrobe
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My bedside table at the moment. I need to get reading! I'm 2 chapters in to Thinking, Fast and Slow! And abut halfway through The E-Myth Revisited.

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emilymorgan
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Lifelong learner through travel and books. #boutofbooks #insixwords

mom2bugnbee I just learned about this this morning via twitter! Yay! Just what I need this week! 2y
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Bookchipmunk
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Weekend TBR: Can't resist a Readalong! I'm working on these two with @ReadingEnvy and @rebeccaschinsky which is a super fun way to conquer these big books 🤓 Aloha Friday 🌺🌅

Bostonmomx2 🐶❤️ 2y
SharonGoforth Love that East of Eden cover!! 2y
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emilymorgan
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Trying to work but this keeps calling to me. Can I please just read for money??

8little_paws Are you reading along with the podcast? 2y
emilymorgan @8little_paws I just started! I downloaded the podcast so I can catch up this week. 2y
8little_paws I'm all caught up...I actually wish they'd go a little faster! 2y
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emilymorgan @8little_paws it does seem slow! Us voracious readers read more than a chapter a week! 2y
Rachael_reads @8little_paws What's the podcast called? I can't believe I haven't heard of this. 2y
emilymorgan @Rachael_reads Book riot hosts Rebecca Schinsky and Jeff O'Neal are doing a read through. It's called Better Living Through Books. 2y
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jeff
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I can't stop thinking about the peak-end rule mentioned in this book (e.g., we judge experiences like reading a book based on the most intense/peak experience and the ending, and not based on the overall experience of the book). So many books have become "picks" ?for me despite being mostly a slog by delivering with a WOW ending or an insane plot twist. Movies are the same. Do you find this with your reading? (Photo credit: UX Booth)

TheWordJar Agreed! It also works with other way for me...a book could have been a pick, but then something insanely stupid happens and wrecks the whole experience. (Perhaps that's an "unpleasant peak" as mentioned in your post.) 2y
jeff @TheWordJar Definitely works the other way as well! 2y
Zelma I would tend to agree except that I often love and recommend books that have less-than-successful endings. A story can be fantastic and then a mediocre ending but I still love the book. 2y
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Literaryunicorn @Zelma I think you hit on something there - maybe when the ending is a shock or twist, the author has been writing TO that ending and not in service of just telling a great story. I almost think a lot of modern readers want that zinger ending and are willing to sacrifice good storytelling and beautiful prose to get there. 2y
Zelma @Literaryunicorn I can totally see that. And some books work really well with a twist ending, but there is a place for stories that end with a more realistic or even open ending. I love those because that's how life works. Sometimes I want to believe that the characters have a life or more adventure beyond the page. 2y
jeff @Zelma @Literaryunicorn Good points! Some books dance just based on prose, exposition, good storytelling, etc., and regardless of the ending, I am still going to love the book. 2y
minkyb Love this discussion. The comments are all spot on. My favorite image is books that just dance based on prose. I am always in the mood for those! @Zelma @Literaryunicorn 2y
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