or: Please do not spoil books.
Twice in this last week during my non-usual Google-Readering I've had several books mildly ruined for me. They include: Along For the Ride, Shiver, the Vampire Academy series, Willow, Evermore, Fallen, and most recently, How I Live Now and the Mortal Instruments books.
Good week, hey?
Some of those are small enough that I'll forget them immediately, but others, including things about character's sexual decisions, relationships, and GIGANTIC PLOT POINTS, I doubt I'll be able to get out of my head. The best example of this is the Mortal Instrument books, which happened just today, where someone (I'm not naming names) revealed a MAJOR plot point on someone else's blog about an entirely different book (I'm not linking to it).
The other ones... I mostly got over. But I own SIGNED COPIES OF CITY OF GLASS/ASHES/BONES! And I was REALLY looking forward to them. I will probably still read them, but chances are it won't be for ages in attempt to forget what I read. Because it was GIGANTIC and would colour my reading of the books.
And maybe you're saying "But Laina, they're popular books!" (and if you are, you're not nice), but they haven't been out that long! The third book was only published in 2009. It's not unheard of for me to not have read a book that's only a year old. There are a LOT of books out there.
Basically, here's a lesson for the future. If you reveal a major plot point or character thing or ANYTHING big about a book, please give a WARNING so people like me know to stop reading. And if you don't, don't be surprised to one day be randomly beat with a copy of the book you spoiled.
And also if you ever spoil a book in my comments, I'll delete it.
(Sorry for all the capitals. I love you guys and love it when you comment. No spoilers, kay?)
Peace and slightly burned cookies,
(Please go read my bookcase post after you're done leaving nice spoiler free comments here, okay?)