- The endings of books should not be read in public places. Places where you can’t open yourself and let it all in. Absorbing it. Swimming in it. They’re too personal. They cut too deep. When you get to that moment where the story is so right. where it makes sense on a personal level. Where you feel that transcendent hollow moment where everything lines up. That is a difficult moment to share in public. Flayed open and yet drawing yourself closed like the way we so often do in public.