Okay so… many (including me) are ANTI-SPOILER TO THE CORE!!! That said… sometimes…
SOMETIMES, we *get* why some can’t help but accidentally spoil a book they’re so enthusiastic about. In fact, I did it to one of my very best book friends (Samantha) once and she was TICKED!!!!!!! It was a very sparkly vampire series, and we were both totally obsessed with that main hottie vampire, and she was going on and on about where she was at in the books, and I mistakenly said, and OMG just wait until the part where she becomes a vampire. OH. EM. GEEEEEEEE!!! THAT PART IS INSANE!!!
And she goes… MA-RYSE!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!??? I DIDN’T KNOW THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. She still loved me after, but she scowled at me for DAYS. *whoooooops* MY BAD. Sorry Samantha. I still feel bad about that, but it was SO good wasn’t it? Even if you KNEW it was coming, it was still THAT good. 😉
bev: About spoilers but not a spoiler. Don’t you ever wish you could just talk about it and all the details and not worry about spoiling anyone? Though I have been spoiled before in bad ways. Like, you just have a away the whole story or motivation. But sometimes I just want to discuss it, lol.
Maryse: LOL bev. That spoiler-need confession sounds like a reader confession if I ever heard one. 😉 I think I may feature this tonight, because I have no doubt that many feel the same way.
And yes, sometimes the book is SO darn good I just want to retell it to anyone who’ll listen (in it’s entirety) because I AM DESPERATE for them to understand my love for the book and WHY (hence my teeter-tottering in the spoiler direction), and re-live it with readers (or watchers – if it’s a movie) so we can gasp and ooooh and ahhhh over all the crazy stuff.
Sometimes we even pick up on stuff we missed that way, or even suddenly “clue in” and understand things even better when another tells it to us from their own perspective. Spoiler-chat is fun for sure. And in fact, SOMETIMES… and ONLY SOMETIMES, a “spoiler” moment that is revealed might actually entice me to read the book, just on that jaw-dropping spoiler alone. As long as the whole thing isn’t spoiled by that reveal, of course. And never tell me the ending. That’s my hard limit.
but sometimes I get reader questions, and there are spoilers in there (and I haven’t read the book) but the way the book is described makes me want to read it anyway. So… I have a love-hate relationship with spoilers for sure, but I get you.
bev: Maryse, yes to the clue in part. So much yes. It is why I sometimes read recaps after I watch a show or re read a review that made me read the book in the first place. I discover new things all the time. I love seeing people’s reactions or what they are invested in.
So tell us about your spoiler-tastes, and if you accidentally ever spoiled a story or show or movie for someone… 😉