Some people like to know the end of a book, tv show, movie, what have you, before they experience it for themselves. I’m not one of those people. I don’t want to know what happens ahead of time and I don’t want to spoil the ending of a book for anyone else either. I’m not the kind of person to read the last couple of pages so I am aware of what the ending holds.
I go out of my way to avoid spoilers. To the extent of not getting on twitter or Facebook until I’ve seen that episode of my favorite show (which is sometimes a while). I avoid Amazon, Goodreads, and reviews like the plague if I think they might spoil the ending of a book or series for me, especially if it’s one that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. Hell, if I am waiting to read the next book in a series, I even stay away from a synopsis because sometimes they ruin the magic for me. I know that not everything that I read will be a surprise, but I want as much as possible to be.
While perusing through some of my friend’s blogs the other day, I accidentally stumbled across one of these evil spoilers. It was from a book that I haven’t read yet, but that is really high up there on my TBR list because I recently acquired a copy of it. I had big plans to re-read the first books next month and then read and review this one while it was still a fairly new release.
Now I don’t know if I want to, and that might make me a huge baby, but it was a pretty devastating spoiler. Not only am I quite pissed I saw said spoiler, I am pissed at what happens. I don’t know how this event comes to be or when, but I will be waiting for it during the whole entire book.
I understand that sometimes spoilers are really hard to avoid and sometimes (like in this case) shit happens– it wasn’t the blogger’s fault and it wasn’t mine. But please, for the sake of us who haven’t made it so far in our TBR lists, please give us a spoiler warning if you plan on giving any really integral and important plot points away. I promise to always do the same.