Tell Me Something Tuesday: Chapter Previews

Posted February 4, 2020 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 6 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. Check out her blog for upcoming topics! I saw a post by Jen (Twimom) and thought it was fun and decided to join in. So I’ll be jumping in sporadically 🙂

Do you take advantage of free chapter previews?

No, never! In fact, I find them irritating. First of all, since I don’t know they are coming, I’ve been mislead on how much longer is left in my current read. This is especially frustrating in audiobooks because I tend to listen to them when I’m driving. And I’m really careful to have a back up ready to go as I near the end of my current read. But if there’s a free chapter preview, I reach the end much earlier than anticipated and sometimes don’t have another book ready.

And, no, I don’t want to read the preview because I either

  1. Really want to read the book already and don’t need the intro spoiled for me when I’m not in the right space to read it.
  2. Don’t have any interest in the story at all.

I can honestly say, I’ve never purchased a book due to a free chapter preview. But I’ve been frequently annoyed.

Do you take advantage of the previews? Am I alone in being super annoyed by them?

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6 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Chapter Previews

  1. Jen

    It’s so funny… when I read this question (and answered it), I was thinking about free chapters on websites or blogs. I completely forgot about the back-of-the-book chapters. Which I HATE! Either because 1) it’s from an earlier book in the series, and I’ve already read it; 2) it’s for a future book and I don’t like spoilers; 3) it’s from a book I don’t care about. And YES! I hate how it messes me up on how much is left in the book! *end rant*

    • I didn’t even think about those free chapters! I think I do read those, for some reason I enjoy them as a glimpse of a book when I don’t like them at the ends of my books. Perhaps it’s because I’m in control and get to chose to read it? And it tends to be a book I haven’t heard of and now have on my radar, instead of 1 I already have? And YES on the spoilers!

    • I think it’s funny that we seem to be unanimous in not liking them… so why waste the money continuing to do something people don’t like? I can’t imagine it’s effective?

  2. I’ve done that too, thought I had more story to go thanks to a free chapter preview or whatever. I’ve been pissed a few times about that ha ha!