Jul 3, 2010

Reading Ahead

I read ahead a lot. If I am just not getting into a book sometimes I find that taking a peek ahead sometimes helps me keep reading it--because I want to know how it gets to that point.

And sometimes when I start a series that already has all the books published you can find spoilers by reading the synopsis for the second book. I like doing that also because it keeps me reading the first book so I can get to the next one.

I am listening to The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. It's really good so far and one of the reviews I read mentioned a big twist at the end. So I find myself really wanting to read the about the second book but trying not to so I don't spoil anything for myself. This is a new feeling!

What about you--do you like to stay spoiler free or do you also read ahead?


  1. I like being spoiler free. I don't want to know more than the blurb on the jacket of the book or the product description at Amazon. I don't even read reviews of books until I have read the book unless I am not sure if I want to read the book at all. I like being surprised.

  2. LOL! I do this all the time! About a quarter of the way through a book I always stop and read the ending :)

  3. Kathy: I wish I could be more like you! But, even with TV shows & movies I like to know what I to expect. Sometimes, if I think I want to watch a movie (a scary one for example), I will search a detailed synopsis online and read it so I know what is going to happen. Makes it easier for me to watch!

  4. Anonymous10:58 AM

    It depends. I don't mind being spoiled, but I also love finding things out as they happen.

    Oh, also!

    Don't read about the second book for The Thief series -- that's one of the series where the twists are really wonderful and you definitely do not want to be spoiled for them. Especially for the first book.

  5. Thanks Sandy, it was actually you comment about this being the series you wouldn't re-read that finally made me check out the audio version. I am LOVING it! I will do The Thief and The Queen of Atollia audio because we will be on a trip and I will have lots of listening time, but probably read the third one when I get home.

  6. I read ahead as well. With Twilight, for instance, I knew pretty much every major plot point of every book before I read them, and it didn't bother me one bit. Sometimes I'll even skim ahead of slow chapters in a current read to make sure the plot picks up.

  7. O no. I never skip ahead unless the book is lagging and I'm giving up.

    Great question :D

  8. Oh Jana... Cheater, Cheater, pumpkin eater.

    Just kidding. I do that too sometimes.