Hey Happy Bookworms!
So, I did my DNF’ing books discussion & you guys liked it so I’ve been thinking of some ideas & this is one of my favourite ones! I’ve actually been thinking of so many blogging ideas lately & I’m really excited to do some of them! (So stay tuned 😉)
I’m sure you all know what a blurb is, the little synopsis on the back or just inside a book, but I’m also including any other form of this, like the one on goodreads or any other site like it.
Now I’m all sure you’re like, um….El? Why are we discussion blurbs & what could you possible have a problem with? Well, let me enlighten you to my predicament – Blurbs are MAJOR spoiler nests. Imagine an innocent little book mummy bird, taking care of all her non-spoilery word babies on the back & then – THIS BLURB ISN’T ENTICING ENOUGH screams a random marketing person in the back – suddenly, we have a spoiler-cuckoo push into the nest & ruin the book for us. (I hope you were able to follow that analogy 😂) Basically, what I’m trying to say is blurbs contain some major spoilers that can ruin our experience if we’re not careful. 🐥 <- the spoiler-cuckoo!
Why blurbs are important:
I mean, this goes without saying (*watch as I tell you all about it for 130 words*) obviously we can’t just get rid of blurbs! The whole reason we TBR a book is because of all the juicy bits in the blurb, otherwise all books would just sound boring & no one would want to read them. If we didn’t know that the main character’s friend is going to die, causing her to go on an adventure to uncover the reason of her death then we wouldn’t want to read it – I mean would you want to read ‘something unexpected happens to girl so she tries to find out why’? Obviously not! (& don’t tell me you would!) It sounds so vague that the book could be about anything! So how do we get around this?
Hehe, I have actually come up with the perfect way to combat this! …Would you like to know? 😏
My perfect plan:
- I read the synopsis & add it to my TBR
- I literally never read it again
So perfect & ingenious, I know 😂
I literally apply this to everything though, my friend lent me some books – I haven’t read the synopsises (at all!) Like, I know what genre they are so I’ll know when I’m in the mood for it but not any specifics (except for maze runner because I kinda know what it’s about from just it being famous). I know it sounds kinda crazy but I genuinely think it enhances my experience with the book so much knowing nothing/little about it.
Not reading blurbs at all:
Obviously this is an impossibility unless you’re up for reading literally anything but I did try it as an experiment a couple months ago. Adi & I went to our Libraries and just picked a random book to read & it actually worked really well (for me at least!) This is the post if you wanna check it out (and Adi’s name is linked to hers too) By doing this I read a book I wouldn’t normally read but I also avoided a major spoiler that would have ruined the book a lot. Overall though, this totally isn’t a viable option!
And…that’s it! What did you think of this post? Do you think the screaming book people in the background should be stopped? Should there be no spoilers in blurbs? What about little spoilers?
Thank you so much for reading & beware the spoiler-cuckoo! *Cuckaw* 🐤
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