I’ve gotten a few “so many spoilers!” comments on my videos as of late. Why? WHYYYY. Okay, I get it. Some of my “reviews” are more like discussions. Especially my review of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. It’s hard to discuss several books of a series without throwing in some spoilers. To my defense, I didn’t spoil the main plot twist of the series thus far, so YOU’RE WELCOME (harhar).
Anyway, spoilers. Sometimes they are absolutely hard to avoid when you want to discuss a book, especially to the length we booktubers do. I know if I’m reviewing (very popular, NYT bestselling) books that have been out for 2+ years, I assume most people have read said books. Is that really a problem? I think not. I know that for newer books, especially advanced copies, I try to stay away from spoilers as much as possible.
Grrr! It can just be so aggravating because the reason I now make review/discussion videos is to discuss these books with YOU.
My rules for watching a review:
-It can be a book I have NO interest in reading. EVER. Sometimes I just want to know how the reviewer felt about it and maybe the might sway my opinion.
-It can be a book I read and actually have something to contribute to the discussion
-This kind of reiterates point #1: if it’s a reviewer I trust, if they like the book and have awesome things to say about it, it might be a great read.
Another part of my personality is that even if I get spoiled about a book or TV show, I often forget especially while reading because I know that the journey getting to that “spoiler” is what is the point of reading.
Okay, this post is rather long, so if you have thoughts on this topic, let me know?