I generally avoid reading spoilers on books that I have yet to read. I never read reviews of a book that I’m planning on reading. I just don’t like spoilers. I don’t like knowing what’s going to happen b/c it takes the fun out of it. If I knew what was going to happen, then I’d be expecting it.
Still, there are times when I
need want to know. Last week I was reading Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr and was getting really frustrated. I just didn’t like the heroine. So I kept emailing Holly asking her if it was going to get better. I think I was just expecting something as good as the first three Virgin River books and I just had to know, right then, if it got better. So she emailed me asking what page I was on. I responded that I was only to page 88 (or so). Then she emailed me back and said: “You know you don’t want to know.”.
She’s probably right. (Holly: Of course I’m right. I’m always right, duh!) Spoilers are riddled with personal opinion. That’s why I don’t like reading them. I don’t usually feel the same way about a book as someone else and we all know that perception is every thing. That’s why I don’t like spoilers. I want to my opinion to be based on what I’ve read, not what I think is going to happen.
I do read spoilers for TV shows though. So I am a spoiler whore. (Holly: I’m just a spoiler whore, period. I don’t mind spoilers for t.v., movies or books. If I ask, I want you to tell me. Unlike Casee, who might ask but doesn’t really want to know.)
What about you? Do you read spoilers? Is there a specific spoiler you wish you never would have read?