To Spoil or Not to Spoil...


Written on 6/27/2008 07:23:00 AM by Yvette St. John

I got to thinking this morning about spoilers. There are a lot of books that I am waiting on, and some spoilers are all over the place, others - nothing.

Do you love spoilers? Avoid them like the plague? Or something in-between perhaps?

For me, I find it's different (and more/less difficult) depending on the book or series.

For example, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (by J.K. Rowling), I was adamant that I wasn't going to read ANY spoilers. Nothing even close. I didn't want to know anything before cracking open the book. And I didn't. I had friends (who didn't read HP) read reviews looking for anything spoiler related...they were my scanners ;) But it paid off, I opened that book at midnight not knowing a thing. Sure, I had my suspicions, but who didn't after so many years of speculating. And I'll tell you, it was validating to me to open that book while waiting in line, and see on the inside cover: No blurb. Nothing. Just a note presenting the final volume of the Harry Potter saga. It made it all worth it for me. And that night, and the next morning took me on a journey that I can never repeat without knowing. I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Now, Black Dagger Brotherhood (by J.R. Ward) I have such a hard time avoiding spoilers. I don't know what it is. I just can't resist. I want to know, and know NOW! LOL. I'll admit I got a lot of spoilers prior to Lover Enshrined. But it didn't ruin the story for me. I still had plenty of OMG moments. I have determined that I'm going to avoid spoilers for her next book, Lover Avenged, Rehv's book. I'm not reading anything about the book unless it comes from her mouth. LOL. Adamant.

Then there's the other kind. The part that just isn't interested in seeking out spoilers. I haven't read a single spoiler for Sherrilyn Kenyon's next Dark-Hunter book - Acheron. Not because I'm not excited about the story. Not because I don't LOVE Ash. Because I'm just not interested in spoilers, and I'm waiting (as patiently as I can) to find the journey that SK wants to take me on. Honestly, I don't even know if there are spoilers out there for Ash's book yet. And it's never occurred to me to go look.

So. How do you feel about spoilers? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Or does it just depend?

T-Shirt Tuesday - Tools


Written on 6/03/2008 08:49:00 PM by Yvette St. John

I started watching Dexter last year at the behest of a good friend. I *heart* Dexter. Such a great sense of humor, which I don't think a lot of people would see unless they're like me - LOL.

I saw this shirt, and immediately knew I had to share. ;)

Touch of Twilight in 160


Written on 6/02/2008 12:03:00 AM by Julia O'Keeffe

Third in the series. Animism, doppelgangers, and bad chi - oh my! Ben or Hunter... Ben or Hunter? A name is EVERYTHING. Zoe's return? Bring on the fourth!

The Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson ~EOS Books