July 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?

8 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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  4. 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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

    Great question :D

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

    Just kidding. I do that too sometimes.

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