My adorable sister is visiting right now with her 5 adorable children.
It has been awesome to bounce book ideas off of them to see what they prefer when it comes to their literature.
ANYWAY… yesterday, my sister did something that got me thinking. She started reading The Hunger Games as an easy summer read (she is 35 after all) and she kept telling me, “I just want to know what happens! I think I’m going to skip to the end.” I told her NO, she would regret it! It would ruin the book experience for her.
Well, late last night I got a text (we were in different rooms of the same house, haha) and it said, “I hate myself, I read the last line of the book!” If you have read The Hunger Games, you know that the last line gives away a lot.
She was way bummed, to say the least. And I got to dance to the ‘I Told You So’ song.
Like I said, it got me thinking. I personally cannot and will not read past the page that I am on. It ruins everything for me and I refuse to read the book after it is ruined. (Same goes for movies and TV shows). I HATE spoilers! However, I have a dear friend, who HAS to read ahead or else the reading experience isn’t fun for her. She reads all about the next episode of TV shows before they air and she reads about the endings of movies. This is how she gets the most out of the experience. But with books more than anything else, I always find her on the last page before she has started the book. And it makes me feel itchy!
So my question is: What kind of reader are you? Are you a spoiler-free reader, or a read-ahead reader?