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TUESDAY TALKS: Statute of Limitations on books? What are spoilers and what isn’t?

So today i’m bringing you a…

This is set up by the wonderful Janie over at Bookworms Buddy, and Janelle at MrsJRodsReads. This really fun-to-do segment is basically, as the name implies, a talk each tuesday about a book-related topic.

And this week’s topic is:

Statute of limitations on books? What are spoilers and what isn’t?

So, the Statute of Limitations, to clarify, is the time it takes for something to be made redundant. In the case of spoilers, this mostly applies to Classics because they’ve generally been around the longest. 

With that in mind, is Romeo and Juliet’s ending a spoiler or not? Because the majority of people know how it ends. How many of you got spoiled for ‘Of Mice and Men’ in high school by the idiot who wrote the ending at the beginning of the school’s copies? And of course, every other classic that made it in the classics list for its truly shocking ending.

I certainly believe that spoilers for classics are no longer spoilers, simply because if you haven’t read it yet, you’ve heard of it or watched the film. Even with films…is the ending of The Sixth Sense really a spoiler anymore?! For the purpose of this post, I will not spoil anyone on that, but…C’MON, ARE YOU LIVING UNDER A ROCK?!

I think for books that aren’t classics though, spoilers are a no no. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth is one that I got spoiled for, simply because EVERYONE HAS READ IT BUT ME. It isn’t right to spoil people on newer releases because who knows if that person has or hasn’t read the latest and greatest YA. I often don’t keep up to date with the latest releases but when I eventually do get around to them, I don’t want to be spoiled!


Let me know in the comments below how you feel about spoilers in this case? I’ll be back next week with yet another Tuesday Talks!

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