Posted by
Message
Xenophon
Army Fan
Aspen
Member since Feb 2006
37963 posts

Does anyone else try to know as little as possible about a book before reading?
Similar to not letting movie trailers tell you too much about a movie.

I love being surprised by the direction a book takes.

I had never read The Three Body Problem, but saw it mentioned recently, and bought it without knowing anything about it other than it was sci-fi. I’m 120 pages in and have very little idea where it’s headed.

Did this with the Wool trilogy as well.


Rockbrc
LSU Fan
Attic
Member since Nov 2015
6075 posts

re: Does anyone else try to know as little as possible about a book before reading?
Yes


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Midget Death Squad
Notre Dame Fan
Meme Magic
Member since Oct 2008
17623 posts

re: Does anyone else try to know as little as possible about a book before reading?
It's the only time I don't actually. For movies and tv series I stay far away from info as to not spoil it. For books; however, I find out as much as I can without discovering spoilers, because I don't want to dedicate the time required to read on something that I won't like.

I do have exceptions though for certain authors that I will read anything they write.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
3259 posts

re: Does anyone else try to know as little as possible about a book before reading?
Yes - I try not to find out too much info bc I want an open mind about the book.

Once I get into a book or series and realize I really hate it - I might read up on it to see if I should stick with it or not.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Sneaky__Sally
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2015
9923 posts

re: Does anyone else try to know as little as possible about a book before reading?
No, i actually try and figure out a good bit about it so I know that I will like it. I even spoil myself on purpose sometimes - even endings to a degree. Sometimes I try and fly through to find out and miss out on some of the awesome nuances that are my favorite parts.

For authors I think of as a known commodity, I will usually just buy and read. But i'm not afraid of spoilers so I still will google something I am curious about in the middle of a book and that kind of thing sometimes.

Take the Dune series for example - I read up on the sequels a bit so that I could decide if / when I wanted to read them. I know generally what happens in the last few books, but I am still excited about reading them - even moreso since I wasn't a huge fan of Children of Dune, but I really like the overall concepts of where the series is going in the last couple.
This post was edited on 1/7 at 1:09 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram