It’s no secret I hate spoilers. I wrote a post about exactly why I hate spoilers and my little welcome box makes it clear that this is a spoiler free site. So you’ve got to admit that it’s more than a little ironic that some of the top searches that lead to my blog are for spoilers!
It’s also a little sad that people who are ending up here are clearly in the wrong place because I can guarantee they won’t find what they are looking for here. But why are they spending time googling this information? Because an incredible amount do.
When I check my Google Analytics and look under organic search; these are some of the top hits:
– big little lies spoilers
– the secret place book ending
– how does the one plus one by jojo moyes end
– whats the twist in gone girl
And I have numerous variations of all these. It seems people do actively search these out. I’m boggled by that! I don’t really get it. Why not just…I don’t know….read the book! Honestly it puzzled me so much that I made a list of why people might search because A) I’m intrigued by it B) I love my lists! C) I’m a nerd! and D) I clearly have too much time on my hands!
Why people might search for spoilers?
They want to pretend they’ve read the book! They want to stand at the water-cooler and have a conversation all about it but without the effort of actually reading it. I feel sorry for these people, they are missing out! And you are fooling no one, we always know if you’ve read the book or not!
It’s not their preferred genre but the book is hyped and they want to see what it’s all about.
They like spoilers (I hear you do exist, you weirdos!). Knowing what is going to happen increases their enjoyment instead of the other way around. I do understand a little as I like to reread and it’s a different experience knowing what is going to happen. But I want the pleasure of discovery on my first read.
Maybe you’ve already read the book and want further clarification on what happened. Or what someone is thinking about it. By searching for a spoiler review, you are more likely to find in-depth discussion.
But I still don’t really get! They are valid reasons but I still love reading and letting the author reveal the story to me in the way it’s meant to be revealed.
Bookish Chat : Do you look for spoilers and if so why? Do you find like I do that you get loads of searches for them? Why do you think this is?