Monday, September 14, 2009

To Spoil or not to Spoil



Do you like to be spoiled as to the ending of a book?

I'm reading Scott Westerfeld's YA series 'Uglies' and I'm loving it! The problem is that I wish I could get to the end quicker. Since I'm reading it in Audiobook format I can't turn to the end of the book for a glimpse at how it will all turn out and I'm DYING here!

Yeah, I am spoiler fan. I have no problem reading the end of the book before I get to the middle. Mind you I don't do it often and I don't read the WHOLE ending but I can read the last few pages without it affecting my enjoyment of the book. I'm sure this is because I tend to select books with happy ever after endings.

Funny thing is that I will not do this for mysteries (like my Baldacci reads) which you would think are the books you would really want to spoil. For some reason I acknowledge that these books can have not-so-happy endings and I stay away. Not all character's survive in these books and I find that if I know someone will die I cannot read the book without changing the way I see that character.

But in general, I have no problems turning to the end of the book to get a glimpse of The End.

I feel the same way about movies. I have found myself renting a movie I completed disregarded because someone has spoiled it for me.

So in the end, I love to be spoiled. Sue me!

5 comments:

Kristen howe said...

Just like in the movies, I don't like to be spoiled in the end. I want to be surprised and root and cheer for my main leads in any genre. I pass on spoiler alerts.

samantha.1020 said...

LOL- I just did this with Wicked Lovely. I decided midway through the book that I wasn't going to like it as much if Ash didn't end up with Seth so I peeked at the ending. It made the rest of the book more enjoyable for me :)

Marg said...

I always look at the end of a book as well. Only really badly spoiled myself twice, but the rest of the time it's all good!

Brenda said...

I like to read the end too... at leat now I know I'm not alone, LOL!

Amie Stuart said...

I'm SO anti-spoiler that I cover the next page so I don't read ahead! LOL

 
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