I am currently reading Succumbing to Gravity by Richard Farnsworth, and I really don’t have anything else lined up to read afterward. I always keep a small pile of bargain-bin paperbacks on my bookshelf to keep my eyes glued to something. I started going through my ever growing list of to-reads, looking at reviews, and checking prices (my husband calls me a money hoarder, I call it penny pinching), trying to line up something newer to read.
One thing that I did notice as a side note, paperbacks are becoming cheaper than e-books? (I think I’ll discuss this at a later time)
So, here I am, narrowing down two books that look interesting. Both of them are cheaper to purchase as a paperback used. I decide to read through some of the reviews to make sure that they are worth the cost, if not, I will call my local used bookstores until I can find it cheaper (o.k., maybe I am a money hoarder). I spot a one star review, and I go over it to give every reader their two cents, when what do I run into…? A disgruntled spoiler! Ugh!
Just because you might not like a certain book does not mean that you should ruin it for everyone. I think what upsets me the most about this type of sabotage is that the site that I read the review on had an option to hide a review that contains spoilers.
I understand that not every person is going to like every book, but don’t ruin it for those who haven’t even had a chance to read it. I think that I will still look for this book even though it had mixed reviews. I tend to like books that most people don’t. But I still feel robbed, and I think the person that should feel ripped off the most is the author.
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