Book Blogger Confessions–Big, Bad Spoilers

 

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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??

 

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2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Confessions–Big, Bad Spoilers

  • April 2, 2012 at 9:31 am
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    I don’t read too many reviews before reading a book but I do look for some spoilers.
    That’s funny because it’s the series that make me want spoilers. The opposite of you. I get way too stressed lol
    I wouldn’t spoil for anyone else though so I never include them. If I’m ever unsure I put a warning up just in case it might be a spoiler to someone.

  • April 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm
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    I don’t mind ‘mini-spoilers’ – where you find out more about the plot, but I HATE it when someone reveals the big twist! If I’m reading a review I want to read this book for myself and have the fun of being surprised by the twist.

    I also find it difficult when I read multiple reviews that say ‘oh the book changes half-way’ or ‘the first 25% is the best’ because then I find myself skimming ahead to see what the change is or why the story slows down!

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