Saturday, March 17, 2012

And...Discuss: Spoilers in Reviews


Hi everyone!

Welcome to my new sometimes post, that throws a topic out for you all to discuss. I'll post it whenever something is on my mind, shoot my mouth off about my opinion, and then leave the floor open for you.

(Yes, I'm channeling some Coffee Talk. "Grape Nuts - It contains neither grapes, nor nuts. Discuss.")

Anyway, this week's topic is...


SPOILERS IN REVIEWS


Here's my take on the matter.

As a general rule they drive me nuts. This is one of the reasons I don't read any reviews of books that I plan on reading, before I actually get to the book. The last thing I want is to find out that the main character dies, or that they choose boy A over boy B. It's my defense mechanism, to keep myself from looking like the little guy below.
"But Jessica!" you exclaim, "Surely there are exceptions." 

Indeed there are. I don't mind them if it's a book I don't plan on reading, or will probably just never get to even if it is on my wishlist. One of my best blogger buddies often says "Hey can I spoil a book for you that I just LOVED?" and I'll say sure! I know she'll give me a good run down, and chances are I'll never get to the book anyhow. So many books, so little time.

See, so I'm a flip flopper. Fence sitter. Call it what you will. I'm torn.

You'll find that in my reviews there really are no spoilers. If it's not blatantly spelled out in the synopsis, or at least massively hinted at, I won't include it at all. You'll see that the words "I won't spoil it for you..." often find their way into my reviews.


So now it's your turn!

Throw out those opinions. What's your take on spoilers in reviews? Does it matter if it's a book you weren't planning on getting to anyway? Do they make you batty?

I'm all verklempt....talk amongst yourselves...


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