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This Week’s Question: Spoilers in reviews: Do you read them, do you include them? How to you describe (or avoid describing) spoilery parts of a book?
Ah, the big, bad spoiler. I confess right here that I hate spoilers. HATE. THEM. I go to ridiculous lengths to avoid them. I don’t read detailed reviews before I read a book unless I am totally on the fence about it. I stay off Twitter on big release days. I am so spoiler adverse that half the time, I won’t even read the synopsis on the back of a book! This is especially true the further along in a series I progress. And the back copy on graphic novels – never! I have had so many series spoiled because there is too much information on the back of the book!
I tag all of my reviews with spoiler warnings, but I avoid revealing any. Because I run screaming in the opposite direction with my hands held over my ears to avoid them, I project my dislike of them on everyone. I know many people don’t mind them, and even SEEK THEM OUT, but I am not one of them! Some spoilers are unavoidable, but I do try to dance around all of specifics and just glance over the more meaty details. I want readers to discover all of the delicious secrets for themselves!
How about you? Do you mind them? Write about them? Read them??