SPOILERS!! Do you ever ACTIVELY seek them out?

…about spoilers.

In fact, I think about spoilers a lot, and I’ve been wanting to write a discussion post about them for a very long time. I could ask the usual, “What do you consider a spoiler?” or, “Do you mind getting spoiled about X, Y, or Z?” But here’s what I really want to know:

When/why would you ever intentionally spoil yourself for something?

Now, I ask that as a legitimate question! But also… WHY WOULD YOU EVER INTENTIONALLY SPOIL YOURSELF FOR SOMETHING!?!?!! Literally anything!?! Why, spoilers, why!?!?!?

If you couldn’t tell, I am extremely spoiler-phobic, not only for what most people consider “giving stuff away” (which is usually plot/twist-related), but also for character/character-development-related things. Do these two sworn enemies end up becoming friends by the end? I don’t want to know that! Is a revelation about a character’s past (or a revelation of a defining characteristic) super important to their character arc? I don’t want to know what that thing is! Does the book have a sad ending*? Oh, thanks for giving that away, that definitely doesn’t tell me anything important about the story! /sarcasm

*If the sad ending is revealed in the synopsis (“tragic”, “heartbreaking”, etc) or marketing for the book in some way, then that’s fair game to talk about freely. I’m talking about books where a sad ending is NOT expected.

Basically, my stance on spoilers (and I think most people’s stances, to a greater or lesser degree) is this: An author writes their book a certain way. They reveal things in a certain order for a reason. When that order is messed up in any way (or almost any way — this is where people start to diverge in their opinions on spoilers), I don’t like it. Having something spoiled means that my emotions when I finally reach that spoiled scene will be different than they would’ve been if it hadn’t been spoiled, and that’s something I don’t like messing with.

So, that being said — when someone to want to intentionally spoil themselves for something… my brain just can’t process why.

For example, a few weeks ago, I kept seeing people talking about spoiling themselves for a big death in The Raven King — yeah, that death — by reading the end first. Am I the only one who always wants to go into that kind of thing totally blind?! I want to read a book and earn every ounce of emotion that it brings me — whether that means hard-earned happiness, unadulterated joy and surprise, being blindsided by emotional turmoil, or running head-on into that emotional turmoil. Don’t touch my feels, I want those feels, give me all the feels!!

I think one of the only things I’m okay “spoiling myself” for is whether there is a ship in a book, and (sometimes) who is involved in that ship (as long as the ship isn’t what I call a “character-related” spoiler — a ship in The Raven Cycle is sort of one of those). I’ll readily admit, if there’s a romance in a book that I am 100% on board for, I’ll often enjoy the book way more than if it had been romance-free. Shipping is something I enjoy. So, if I’m not sure whether there’s any romance, I like to find out if there is. And if I start the book and am confused as to whom I should be shipping, I’ll often want to find out, just so I can root for them.

So, what are your thoughts on spoilers?
Would you ever intentionally spoil yourself for something?

Let me know in the comments!

44 thoughts on “SPOILERS!! Do you ever ACTIVELY seek them out?

  1. I’ve never been a huge fan of spoilers. Never. I want to avoid them.
    But I’m the human being with curiosity in her veins. So I essentially read the last few pages of a book and try to piece the puzzle together from there.

    • I think I’m the same. Movies are less important, I think because there’s less time invested in them. I won’t be done with a book in 2 hours, so when reading, there’s more time to dwell on the ‘UGH I WISH I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS COMING’ feeling.

  2. I am usually a very spoiler free kinda person too. I have found that I always enjoy everything more if I discover and enjoy it with as little previous information as possible, be it movies or books.

    BUT something I am so excited about something (movie or book) that I cannot help it and look for as many details as possible, still avoiding any specifics or big spoilers, and although it doesn’t completely take away from my enjoyment later on, I do feel like it might have been better if I had known less.

    Case in point was These Broken Stars, I was so damned excited about the book that I read every single review for it, and all the talk about that big thing happening… well, it took away from the shock of it for me, because I was already expecting something big to happen. I had no idea what it’d be and the emotional shock was there, but I KNEW to expect something, you know?

    That’s why now I’m much more careful avoiding reviews or anything whatsoever about highly awaited books, like Queen of Shadows or The Raven King itself…

    That said, if there’s an excerpt available… I cannot help myself, I’ll go and read it! *sigh* I have no bloody self control and my curiosity is too much!

    • LOL Pili! I spoiled myself for the “big thing” in These Broken Stars, too! Not exactly what it was, but just that it happened. I was dreading it and dreading it and I think that took some of the shock away — BUT it definitely didn’t make me any less utterly devastated when it did happen. MY FEELS.

      Luckily books like QoS and TRK won’t have ARC’s so it’s easier to avoid reviews of those. :D

      But as you know, I am not an excerpt person. Just makes me too crazy, not being able to get more — and then having that weird déjà vu when re-reading the excerpt section. =S

  3. I have intentionally spoiled things for myself before. It’s usually when there’s a romance and I NEED to know what happens. Like Magonia, for example. I spoiled part of that because I needed to know whether or not two characters got together. It was driving me mad; it was all I could think about, and I couldn’t wait, so I went on Goodreads and sought out spoiler reviews. I did only ruin that one bit though, not the entire book.

    • That’s possibly something I could see myself doing. If I’m not sure whether a “ship sails”, so to speak, I often ask someone I know has read the book, so I can either temper my expectations, or be excited that my ship is going to happen, lol. XD

  4. Ummmmmm *raises hand*
    I just can’t HELP but to look for spoilers. Now, I won’t actually look for the major plot twists or anything, it’s more about making sure I’ll like the romance, there’s not triangle, seeing how the book ends, etc. If I happen to find something else out, well, it doesn’t bother me too much. :/ I’d rather be able to know the other things than read a book and be pissed because it has something I wouldn’t like.

    Great discussion!

    • I KNEW you would comment, Danielle! XD Especially after I gaped at you like a fish at BEA while you read the end to A History of Glitter and Blood. *rofl* I definitely understand wanting to avoid something you hate, at all costs. I don’t think there’s anything that I so avidly try to avoid, though, that I couldn’t find out from non-spoilery reviews or whatever — so that’s where I tend to go if I have those types of questions.

  5. It really depends on how invested I am in the story! If I’m really invested, no, I won’t spoil anything — but if I’m just sort of casually enjoying it, then yeah — I’ll look for spoilers as a way to determine whether or not the rest of the book is really worth reading.

    However, I will ALWAYS AND FOREVER spoil dog stories for myself. If the book has a dog it better damn well still be alive at the end or I will just not be able to read the whole thing.

    • Ahhh, you make a good point. If I’m thinking of DNFing, I’ll often ask friends spoilery questions to see if I’ll like where the book goes, or if I should really give up.

      And I feel you on the pet-deaths. Those are something I’d be happy spoiling myself for.

  6. Books… I would never dare! I read so fast, I don’t need them. But, T.V. shows that’s a different story but I just ruined myself with How I met your mother I looked ahead at the season summaries…. But it all worked out. So final answer avoid spoilers at all cost!

  7. I am a curious and impatient person and sometimes I can’t wait until the end of the book to find out what happens…. So I peek. I love happy ever after and I am always afraid of it not being there so I’ll read the end and see what happens then finish reading to see how it gets there. The other time I cheat is when I am not invested in a book or annoyed with it and just want to read the end to be done with it. Since getting mostly ebooks I do this less but when I was younger I do it all the time.

    • Ahhh, yeah, sometimes I’ll ask someone if everything turns out okay in the end, especially when a ship is on the line! And yes, if I’m thinking about DNFing a book, I’ll totally search out spoilers to see if I’ll like the direction it takes or if I should give up. Excellent points!!

      • I will say that I don’t normally search out spoilers from others but I spoil the book on myself. TV shows are a whole other ball game though :)

  8. I hate being unintentionally spoiled! I always avoid anything that could be considered a spoiler in my reviews for this reason. I do spoil things for myself when it comes to deaths. I need to prepare myself!

  9. I’ve never actively gone out of my way to find spoilers. I think the rare exceptions are character deaths, especially when everyone is talking about it online. However, in general I don’t like being spoiled. I prefer reading the journey of these characters and everything they go through. I feel like that way I always have a more genuine emotional reaction to whatever happens. I find that if I do get spoiled then I’m always aware of what’ll happen and I’m more concerned about when this spoilers takes place. I guess the one thing I’m always on the look out for in books, especially series, is the possibility of a love triangle and how much of a focus is on it if there is one.

    • “…that way I always have a more genuine emotional reaction to whatever happens.” EXACTLY. I don’t want to give up that genuine first experience! Knowing what happens is for re-reads, not first-reads!

      And yes — you should see Danielle’s comment above yours — she’s another who will spoil for love triangles!

  10. You know how I feel about spoilers, right? I’ve done posts about it. We are absolutely two ends of the spoiler spectrum. I have actively searched for spoilers before and in the book I just finished I skipped ahead because I had to find out what happened to a character, it was only twenty pages until the end but I still had to find out.

    I think for me, I like spoilers because I hate surprises, good or bad, I like knowing what I am getting into because then I can emotionally prepare. My anxiety goes on overload sometimes when I’m reading and if I don’t look for spoilers or read ahead I will be so nervous I will miss parts of the book because I’m fixated on worrying about a character’s safety or who the culprit might be in a mystery.

    But I totally understand that I am in the minority here about spoilers. You’re right, an author wrote this book a certain way and they intended me to have only some of the knowledge and actively finding spoilers means that I know things that they didn’t intend me to know and it’s kind of cheating. But I don’t think it lessens my reading experience. I think of it more like a reread. At the moment I’m rereading Throne of Glass and knowing what I know about the series I’m experiencing it in a very different way. I’m picking up subtle clues and seeing characters in a different light. It’s just as good if not better because now I’m not trying to solve things.

    But as much as I like spoilers I don’t really search them out very often. I would say I have to find spoilers for maybe 10% of the books that I read. Most of the time I am totally fine with experiencing it in the normal way and hunting for clues to big reveals and getting punched in the feels the way the author intended.

    Can we still be friends? Agree to disagree?

    • A) I don’t think I could stop being friends with you if I tried.

      B) I do understand where you’re coming from! Emotional preparation is a good reason to seek out spoilers… I suppose… I just prefer the emotional turmoil…………. I’m a little bit crazy, if you hadn’t already figured that out. XD

  11. I actually do intentionally spoil things for myself quite often. And for me it’s actually about lessening the emotional impact. I know that sounds weird, but I have found that unexpected character deaths make me really angry (which is not something I enjoy feeling, especially not when it’s about reading) so if I hear any sort of whispering about a big main character death I go find out who it is. And then I read the book anyway (usually) and enjoy it just fine. Or watch the TV show anyway. (In fact, I’m worse about spoiling TV shows for myself. I don’t think I’ve watched a show on Netflix without going to Wikipedia and finding out what happens before I finish).

    I also don’t mind spoilers that I come across by accident. This is going to sound horrifying, but I saw the sixth and seventh Harry Potter movies (yes, only those two. I still haven’t seen the others) before reading any of the books. Later I read them all (and they still had emotional impact) but I think I enjoyed them better knowing about the deaths.

    For me, reading/watching something isn’t about finding out what’s going to happen, it’s about the process of it happening. If a book/show/movie can’t hold its own without the element of surprise taken away then I won’t enjoy it.

  12. Oh. THAT death. I really don’t want that death to happen. >.<

    As for spoilers, I hate intentionally spoiling myself when it comes to books. NEVER give me a spoiler, or else I'll pounce on you. It just ruins the entire book for me.

    But I have intentionally spoiled myself with movies. If there's a movie I'm interested in but not interested enough to actually watch it, I'll just do a quick Wikipedia search. Then I'll move on.

    With books, it's totally different. I feel like I invest myself a lot more in books than in movies, so I don't want to ruin the emotional impact that will come with the book.

  13. My dad, who overlaps with me in reading taste, is notorious for spoiling books. Me: “I really like Character A.” Dad: “Oh, is that the one who dies?” *facepalm*

    If it’s a book I’m reading or planning to read, I don’t want to know anything. I completely agree about feeling all the feels authentically and the author having a plan for how things are revealed. I’ve never understood people who always read the ending first. I relish the suspense and torture of not knowing!

    The exception to my spoiler policy is if I’m not sure I want to read a book or sequel, especially if someone posts a review with spoiler tags. If I’m unsure about a book, I cannot resist those tags, haha. Usually I end up deciding that I don’t want to read the book after all. :D

    You couldn’t pay me enough to read the end of TRK first.

    • NOOOO DAD NOOOOOO!!! That bothers me SO MUCH when people just don’t really think about whether the other person might not know, or might not want to know, what happens later! =S

      I agree about the unsurety thing. If I’m on the fence to the extent that I’m thinking of skipping the book altogether, I’ll throw caution to the winds and click on spoiler tags, too. Usually to the same result as you, lol.

      AND I KNOW RIGHT?!?!!?!? There is no way I am infringing on my last new TRC book by spoiling anything and interfering with those emotions! I WANT THEM ALL!!!!!! (As painful as they are likely to be…. *sobs*)

      • So…a day after writing that comment, I was talking to my dad about a character in a Robin Hobb series, and he goes, “Oh, the guy who BIG MAJOR SPOILER.” I had just told him I hadn’t finished the series! You’d think I’d learn my lesson and never talk books with him, but we were on vacation and I was excited about what I was reading and…basically I’m an idiot.

  14. If I think it’s a story I have a hope of feeling invested in, I very much prefer to avoid spoilers. I do, however, have the annoying habit, while reading, of letting my eyes skip ahead to the end of the page, particularly at the end of chapters. Sometimes I have to physically place my hand over the last few lines to keep myself from wrecking the build-up. It’s just a few more paragraphs, me! Hold those horses!

    • Omg, I do this exact same thing!!!!! My eyes LOVE skipping to the last line of a chapter, and I will often hold my bookmark over that part when I’m near the end!

  15. Oh boy the Raven King. I am going to be super sad when I end up reading that one. Sad but happy. Gah.

    Ok, so I did actively seek out the ending for the Divergent series, but that’s only because I was never going to read the series, and I decided to just save myself the trouble. OH there was this time I went to a talk featuring Julie Kagawa, and she ended up SPOILING THE END OF HER OWN SERIES. She was like oh yeah here’s the ending….And I’m like, I haven’t even finished your series yet……

    So yeah. Haha. I won’t go actively seeking out spoilers to books I WANT to read. Which means I will NOT be reading the last page of the The Raven King.

  16. Well, you already know I don’t like spoilers! I don’t like knowing ANYTHING going into a story, because I loved what you said here: “I want to read a book and earn every ounce of emotion that it brings me.” <–that is exactly how I feel! I want the WHOLE experience, without any outside views/opinions, and without KNOWING what's coming up. So no, I don't actively seek them out. In fact, I try as hard as I can to stay away from them (though it is SUPER hard on Twitter). I feel like there are some series I know so much about through Twitter that, when I finally read/finish them, my feelings may be skewed (i.e. Throne of Glass, The Lumatere). However, that can't really be helped because most people know how to NOT tweet huge spoilers. But if they're talked about all the time, it can make you feel like you've already read them (I think it's why I've been pushing both of them off, too).

    It's so hard, too, because everyone's definitions of a spoiler are not the same. And that's where things go wrong. But I like what you talked about with authors revealing things a certain way, and that's when it starts to get iffy. I also wasn't even thinking about character arcs or relationships being spoilerish if you say something about them in a review (that isn't obvious from the synopsis or anything). I'm going to try harder to be more aware of those, because I'm like you and I don't want to know anything, and giving away those "reveals" or whatever could potentially ruining someone's reading experience. I'm usually very careful in keeping spoilers out of reviews anyway, but if I do, I make sure to warn people ahead of time. But I know not everyone does that. And sometimes it's hard to keep your mouth shut when you're just so excited or sad or angry about something in a book, and you WANT to talk about it but SPOILERS. This is why I am going to HAVE to read The Raven King on the day it releases because I'm afraid Twitter is going to blow up then and I don't wanna be unintentionally spoiled for one of my most highly anticipated releases in years.

    I honestly don't understand why people would want to intentionally spoil themselves either, but hey, it clearly doesn't bother them when they're reading so I guess it's good? Haha. But still. HOW DO THEY DO IT.

  17. I am very, very averse to spoilers (even the most minor of spoilers) about anything I’m planning to read. But, I do sometimes seek out spoilers for books I’m on the fence about. I can think of a few different YA series where, having read the first book or two, I’ve more or less decided that I’m not interested in reading more. Sometimes, I’ll try to find spoilers for the next book just to see if the storyline might turn around in a way that interests me. And I guess the other time I might intentionally look for spoilers is when there’s a book getting tons of hype that sounds like something I absolutely wouldn’t want to read — so I look for plot details to see if I might feel differently if I knew more. But other than that, NO! I hate accidentally finding spoilers for a book I was looking forward to. Great question/post!

  18. Hi, I am very careful about spoilers especially for books, if I get spoiled my motivation to read the book goes down a lot. For TV shows I don’t like it but I also don’t mind because i still want to visualize the part that has been spoiled.
    Love your blog :)

  19. I’m super tempted to look at that specific death in that sure to be soul destroying book, but I’m really going to try to hold off on it. Let the emotions build up so I can cry for a day – I think I’ll just call in sick to work.

    I’ll admit that I’m bad with spoilers, but I’ve been a lot better lately. However, I will 100% search them out for books that I suspect could be triggering for me, so I can emotionally prepare myself or just not read the book and I feel okay in that haha.

  20. I definitely want to find out for myself and go through the journey of reading to get to the ending. But I will admit that I have a couple of times sought out ship spoilers so I would know if it was worth continuing!

  21. I flip-flop quite a bit about spoilers. In some ways, knowing about character developments for a book makes me more excited to read it, and then sometimes if I am not “feeling” a book half-way through, I will go online and look up what happens to see if I wanna keep reading. But there are some books/series, I blacklist keywords on tumblr because I don’t wanna be spoiled, and I avoid Twitter/Goodreads entirely until I am done reading.

  22. I’ve become looser with spoilers since being on Twitter so much, meaning that I don’t WANT them but if I see someone commenting on the latest episode of Arrow and I’m a season behind, that’s on me. I’m counting on my brain to forget most of what it hears in passing anyway haha. Or maybe I know a Big Thing and not how it happened, which is ok. When it comes to tv, I try to roll with it. Movies and books though, I haaaaaate being spoiled!!! I will never forget overhearing a girl in my 9th grade Spanish class talking about the movie Pearl Harbor and I heard THE ENTIRE CHARACTER ENDING. If you’ve seen it, you know what a ginormous spoiler that is. And I convinced myself it wasn’t true until I saw the movie and yeah… true. I also hate the vauge OMG PAGE 274 I’M CRYING. Or WAIT TIL YOU GET TO CHAPTER 9. I don’t WANT to anticipate that stuff!! I love the Lynburn Legacy a lot but some of the last two books wasn’t as emotional for me as other people because I was braced from twitter and the author RTing reactions like that. Not outright spoilers but enough to Gird My Loins so to speak.

    I somehow avoided any Allegiant spoilers until I read it a month after publication, which I consider a small miracle. But anything really anticipated, like Ruin and Rising, Queen of Shadows, etc, I try to read as soon as possible. It’s the reason I would always read Harry Potter from midnight until I was finished. I didn’t want anyone in person or in the media or online to ruin it for me.

    I’m like you though, I like to know if there’s romance because I really really love romance in my books. And I’ll admit, I have this bad habit of having to know exactly how many pages are in a book (not counting sneak peeks, afterwards, etc) so I always flip to look and I’ve spoiled myself by accident before if I can’t look at the page number quick enough.

    I’m also bad when I read YA contemp romances. I neeeeeed to know if the ship gets together, which 98% of the time is yes, but I have to know. So I’ll read the last page and if they’re together or kissing or whatever, I can get through reading all the rough patches :D

    The only other time I’ve cheated egregeiously spoilerwise is with the Outlander series. Talk about heartwrenching angst and tragedy and just great fantastic storytelling. I read all 7 books in 2011 and tried really hard to just go one at a time, not read the backs of the next books or anything. But the tension and stress was eating at me. I was enjoying my reading experience but I was SO WORRIED most of the time that I caved and read the backs, so I knew certain events would happen or certain characters were still around. But I didn’t know when/how/whatever so it didn’t take away from my reading experience. I’d even say it enhanced it because it took some of my anxiety away. I’d also flip to a random page just to make sure a character’s dialogue still appeared meaning THEY’RE ALIVE. Oh I was so bad hahaha.

    The Raven King, I’m not going online and I’m not check for page numbers. I’m reading it straight through by myself and I’ll cry with you all on twitter afterwards.

    • Movies and TV I am definitely less careful about. I’m so behind on TV in general, I don’t even care anymore, and movies are less of a time-investment, so whatever. I go back and forth on the “OMG PAGE 364” sort of spoilers — sometimes I like them, sometimes I don’t. Sort of depends on my mood, I think? Sometimes I like the anticipation and sometimes I don’t.

      Romance is one of those things that I need to know about in the beginning, too. If the couple doesn’t get together, and the reason I’m reading the book is BECAUSE of the romance, I won’t enjoy the ending AT ALL. So I often do like to know if there’s an HEA or not. I won’t read the last page because I don’t want to know details, but I’ll read reviews and try to find indications of whether the ending was happy or not, which is a good indicator whether there’s an HEA. ;)

      And OMG… I am totally guilty of the “does this character die?!?! *looks for dialog tags later*” thing, I’D TOTALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT. I haven’t done it in forever, but I have absolutely done it. O_O

      No TRK spoilers online or otherwise, except I WILL check for a final page count. Which I will find by sliding a sheet of paper over the last page and then slowly sliding it away from the page-number-edge in order to see the final page count. I AM *THAT* AFRAID.

  23. I do not like spoilers, and it’s becoming more and more impossible to avoid them between Twitter and Goodreads. I also think several people can be a bit hypocritical when it comes to spoilers as well. For instance, I know that everyone is freaking out that Queen of Shadows will be spoiled for them before the book comes out in two weeks, but some of these very same people have previously spoiled other books for me when they read those books as ARCs several months before those books were released. Sometimes I feel like people may not even realize they are spoiling a book because they expect that once they’ve had the chance to read it, surely everyone else has, too. Consequently, I never really read ARC reviews, but unfortunately it’s hard to avoid GR status updates, such as “X is 90% done: OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT JUST HAPPENED!!!” or “Y is 95% done: I’m BAWLING MY EYES OUT.”

    Being told that a book is sad definitely counts as a spoiler for me, and I probably won’t read it. Also, being told that “You won’t believe the twist ending!” takes away a huge amount of my enjoyment of the book because trying to spot the twist becomes my main focus and it loses its element of surprise. I never want to hear about character deaths nor do I want to hear about what ships have sailed/sunk because I want to experience everything for myself.

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  25. I actually do seek out spoilers from time to time. When I was younger I used to start skimming and reading ahead when I got bored to see whether it would pick up again later on. In almost all cases I regretted it because I always stumbled over a juicy bit of spoiler, so I abandoned that. In fact, when it comes to books, I can’t stand spoilers in almost all cases (there are some exceptions to the rule, but they are quite rare). When it comes to series, however, I spoil myself constantly – and I don’t mind as long as I spoil myself willingly. I often watch Youtube fan vids of series I haven’t even started or haven’t caught up with, mostly to determine whether the series is worth the time commitment or getting back on track. I still enjoy watching the series afterwards because I want to find out how it came to whatever happened.

    Still, I can’t stand people who are not careful with what they put out on the Internet or rather social media. There’s nothing worse than accidentally stumbling on a spoiler I didn’t want.

  26. There are some books that I don’t care about spoilers, and I’ll even read the end to see if someone dies so that if they do, I can read and not be thinking, “Are they going to die?” But actually, I haven’t really done that since I switched to ebooks because it’s harder to “flip to the end.” If it’s a book I’m insanely looking forward to (The Raven King, Queen of Shadows) I will go on an Internet moratorium if there are spoilers around. When the last Harry Potter book came out, I stayed offline for 2 days until I finished it because there were people intentionally spoiling fans. (Those people should be beaten with the book, IMO.)

  27. NEVER.

    And I seriously can’t understand why people would do such a thing.. How can you still enjoy a story if you already know how it’s all going to end? It takes away all the power a story holds for me. The mystery, the questions and finally the answer after a journey through the story. If you already know, it takes that all away for me.

  28. There have been times when I’ve seemed out spoilers. When I read the City of Bones I wasnt happy where the plot line was going so I peeked at spoilers because if the ending was evidence of how the story was going then I really didn’t want to continue the series. So, SOMETIMES I seek spoilers if I’m really unimpressed with the plot line.
    I really hate spoilers on the average though because it can ruin the series.

    I accidentally saw a spoiler for the end of the Divergent series and I refuse to buy the last book. I’ve learned if you don’t want spoilers you have to be careful of reading reviews. Some reviewers are fine with spooling plots so you run a risk.

    I have seen bloggers have huge fits about spoilers on Twitter which bothers me a lot, though. Unfortunately, I see spoilers for books sometimes, but that doesn’t mean the person posting the spoilers is being malicious.

  29. Its become an issue for me. I used to be all for spoilers until recently when I spoiled a book so much for myself that I ended up being bored by it and was a slog to get through. I think its one thing to look at the ending which I do to help decide if I want to waste my time or money on the book. But jumping ahead several pages or chapters to see how a plot point plays out or reading the synopsis online is just ruining the story. I was basically destroying all the page turning moments and then had the audacity to blame the writer for making a boring, slow moving book when in reality I had overspoiled myself to the point that there was nothing left to be surprised by.

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