What Are Your Thoughts On Spoilers?
Spoilers… Those dreaded things. Maybe you read a review, and the writer forgot to include a big SPOILERS!! at the top, and you read it and wished you hadn’t. Maybe you read someone’s Goodreads status update that included a spoiler. Maybe someone tweeted a spoiler. Maybe you were browsing through Tumblr at 2 am and saw a spoiler (or is this just me…) But no matter how you were spoiled, the question is: Do you like being spoiled?
Personally, I hate being spoiled. Finding out that a certain character dies or that two characters end up together will ruin my day, and sometimes make me not even want to read the book.
I’ve been very lucky with avoiding spoilers, actually, but it still has happened before.
Someone spoiled the ending of Allegiant for me, another person spoiled The Fault in our Stars, someone spoiled Queen of Shadows for me, another person spoiled Harry Potter for me, someone spoiled Red Queen for me.
It makes me upset, okay? Is it too much to ask to NOT BE TOLD WHAT HAPPENS???
I despise knowing what happens in a book before I read it. I may get mad at a person if they told me, and they might think I’m being unreasonable, but I like being surprised!
But sometimes, it’s my fault I’ve been spoiled. I browse tags on Tumblr, or read reviews on Goodreads. And a lot of times, I read or see something I wish I hadn’t.
If someone includes a *SPOILERS* at the top of their Tweet or review, and I haven’t read that book, I will hurriedly skim past, but sometimes, my eyes will catch on something in that, and I’ll end up being spoiled. That is totally and completely my fault.
I know people that purposefully read the last few chapters of books just so they know what happens at the end. People that ask others to tell them what happened in the book. WHY would you do this to yourself? Doesn’t it take the fun out of reading? Or does it make it better, because you know what to expect?
Hmm. Maybe they do this because they know what type of book they like, and don’t want to waste their time on an ending they’ll hate?
I’m trying to understand you, okay?? I won’t stay in my own bubble of NO SPOILERS and pretend I’m better than you just because I avoid spoilers (although of course I am. I’m just that cool.)
Where do you stand? Do you like spoilers, or, like me, do you hate them?