I Acknowledge the Acknowledgements
OH MY GOD. THE GRAPHIC LACKED "D" DDDDDDD! IM SORRY GUYS! HAHAHAHA I hope you forgive me! See the pun there. I am awesome. No, I am not kididng. Okay, kidding aside (oh gosh I just slipped, no, I am still not kididng.) I devotedly read the dedications and acknowledgements. There's something so bizarre and touching when it comes to these parts of the book. It feels like I am able to also thank the people who helped created the books that I read through an author's acknowledgement. I like to hear the author's voice through these parts of the book. It's that moment when they emerge from their characters. Some dedications and acknowledgements no matter how simple they are, bring out tiny droplets on my face and some *hearts on my eyes*.
Usually, it's the last book in the series that totally has the most emotional thank you's and I admit that I highly anticipate for them just like what happened to *coughs* COHF and Champion. But some dedications are so waggish and witty. These are very special and I get that cackling noise so ugly I think my neighbors are going to sue me. So here I am sharing my favorite dedications and acknowledgements even from books that I haven't read (but peaked on the acknowledgement parts because I'm all agog. And the consequence sometimes is I get to ACCIDENTALLY read the last words in the ending silly spoilers corrupting my eyes.)
Cracked me up so hard: Rick Riordan's dedication in The House of Hades. Seriously this author loves to troll the readers. I have to admit that I saw this before I even got a copy *glares at spoilers everywhere* I wasn't expecting this to happen, but at the same time I am not surprised because dude that's Rick Riordan we're talking about! XD
I cried: The Mortal of Instruments has a fair share of a beautiful place inside my heart. It holds a lot of firsts. Clockwork Princess doesn't really have that kind of acknowledgement I was looking for (no issue there!), that's why when I read CoHF's dedication my eyes felt like a twig nestled on it. I cried. I did.
"for all the glitter in Magnus's loft" T__T (sorry for crappy pic lol bad photog skill)
Forever memorable: C.S Lewis' famous dedication in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. "Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." *sniffs*I wrote this a lot but to reiterate, I grew up with Narnia books:
Marie Lu's dedication in Champion. Thank you Ms. Marie *sobs*
[[[[[GROSS SOBBING]]]]]: Lemony Snicket's dedications in every book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I just have no words for it.
Okay so this is what I am telling up there. I haven't read Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, but I already read the last page. Ooops. The message at the ending is so wonderful and inspiring.
AAAAAAND that's it for now! I swear I am going to compile more of my faves in the future! Actually I already have but let's just save them for other days. Mark my words: Part 2 some day some day :p
How about you guys? Do you skip these parts? Or you eagerly read them? Or you read them? or you read? Kidding. Anyway, do share your favorite acknowledgements and dedications!
I am a little off blogging for school has been a big big big big gigantic ball of distraction and responsibility. I still have something to ask you guys. It's sort of a big thing....for me. LOL. Maybe on my next post I'll do ask for your opinion so yeah. I hope you guys have a good day!!