Posted on April 27, 2016
How do you feel about spoilers?
- Those who hate spoilers and would kill anyone who spoil something for them
- Those who are consciously looking for spoilers
- Those in the middle (generally avoiding spoilers, but can open them from time to time)
It’s a thoughtful discussion, and I’m not going to rehearse it. If you are interested in topic, go right there. The reason I mentioned Milka’s discussion is that I clearly remember what I was thinking when I was reading it. She mentioned in her post that she once spoiled a show to her roommate and it was a reason for their fight, because her roommate was mad.
I don’t like spoilers. I never consciously look for them. I don’t open spoilers in reviews. Well there was this time, when I went straight to the last page and read it. I can’t believe I’ve done this. But I won’t be this mad or want to kill the person who spoiled a book for me. Or so I thought.
I was wrong.
No, no, I haven’t killed anyone (yet, lol). But for the first time in my reading life I feel so strongly toward a book that I hate even the thought of being spoiled. And this is about a series I haven’t even started.
To think about it I’ve never been hugely spoiled. At least not with books that matter. After all I managed not to be spoiled about Divergent series. I’ve only read the first book, and I have all intentions to finish this series, maybe watch movies. And yes, despite this buzz around Divergent I still don’t know how it would end.
So back to my current situation. I was talking about The Raven Cycle series. I was patiently (ok totally impatiently) waiting when I could binge read it. And with the release of The Raven King all I see in my feed are updates, quotes and reviews for this series. And you know what? I’m not reading any of them. My fear of spoilers is so strong.
I get that sometimes you can’t fully express your feelings and thoughts about a book without spoilers. And here comes another important thing that I want to discuss. We may feel differently about spoilers, hate them or seek them out, but I think we all should respect other readers and always hide our spoilers, or at least warn about them, so those who want to know can open them, and those who prefer stay in the dark can pass them. Also I noticed that while most reviewers use spoiler tag, there a lot of spoilers in comment threads. On several occasions I was spoiled not by review, but by comments.
That’s all for today. And don’t you dare to spoil me about The Raven Cycle of Divergent series. I would kill you (just kidding, lol).