Posts Tagged ‘Previews at the end of books.’

You know what I can do without? Previews in books. You know, those 20-page previews they put at the end of a book from the author’s next book. They do it to entice you and to get you to (hopefully) look forward to the next book. Coming in May 2017  . . .

Anyway, I hate those damn previews. Here’s why . . .

Let’s say I read a book, including the preview at the end. 6-months or so later I pick up the book I previewed in a bookstore and open it to read a few pages. You know, to see if I’ve read it yet. And invariably, because of that damn preview, I think I’ve already read it. Then, to make absolutely sure, I flip ahead to the middle of the book to see if I recognize anything, just to make sure I wasn’t recognizing the preview. In addition, I’ve bought books before thinking I’d read the preview when I had in fact already read the book. Am I making any sense at all? Because I just gave myself a headache.

Does anyone know what the hell I’m talking about? Because now I’m not sure I do.

And don’t tell me to simply read the little blurb inside the cover or on the back of the book either because that never helps.

Update: I just re-read what I wrote above and it sounds like the ravings of a lunatic. Disregard.