Caffeinated Confessions- What Really Grinds My Gears

September 23rd, 2015 Kimberly Feature 71 Comments

23rd Sep

I am a happy go luck person and not much gets my panties in a bunch. So I thought I would share a list of what “grinds my gears” Maybe you can relate but at the very least I hope you laugh….

Grinds My Gears

What Really Grinds My Gears

Spoiler AlertSpoilers!

Recently I saw a suspense thriller that had me excited.  It was new to me and so was the author. What’s a girl to do?  I cruised over to Amazon to check out some three-star reviews. The first one I happened upon…SPOILED the whole premise of the story in the very first sentence of the review!!!  I Couldn’t unsee it!!!! I turned red, steam came out of my ears and I may have turned the air blue with my colorful words choices..because this wasn’t anything that was hinted at in the synopsis. It was the big twisted, freakin’ reveal!!!! And her is Ms. Suzie-Q spoiling it for EVERYONE. Why buy the book? *breathes* I am a very calm, reasonable person but I reported the review to Amazon. I mean who does that?

If you are going to add spoilers (anything not shared in the synopsis) add a spoiler alert. That big reveal made you freak-out and you cried like a baby when so and so died. Am I Right? It is why we read books…so I am asking you, no begging you……please for the love of coffee let other’s experience it too!!

Wanna get my panties in a bunch…if I add a hidden spoiler, please…DO NOT mention said spoiler in your comment!!

empty coffee pot

Empty Coffee Pot

Nothing Grinds my gears more than finding out the coffee pot is empty and a new pot isn’t brewing. If you take the last cup..make a new pot!!

The only thing worse than an empty coffee pot is stale, burnt coffee.  If I come into your business..don’t try and sell me the dregs of that coffee pot from rush hour. I will know. It will not be pretty.

My Way or the Highway

Folks that Preach “My Way or the Highway”

Folks who think things should be done their way or the highway grind my gears. When it comes to giving out blogging tips I want to scream when I see posts that say, “You must use this platform and format posts like this and never ever do this. *pulls out hair* Never let anyone tell you; 1. You need to use a particular platform. 2. Post x amount of this and that. 3. Only x type of posts are acceptable. Every platform, every type of post and every personality is acceptable! Do what is right for is your blog! Own it. If folks don’t like it they don’t have to follow.  I love blogger tips and tricks posts, I even share them..but I also respect your choices and needs. Don’t let someone negatively impact you or worse yet make you feel like you aren’t a real blogger.


Unsolicited Emails, Newsletters, and Trickery

Nothing grinds my gears more than unwanted email or trickery.

I have been added to Tour companies, Newsletters and more without subscribing and they offer no way to unsubscribe. I love the ones from virtual assistants or authors themselves stating you helped us last year so we hope you will do this book blast. #1. I didn’t help you. I mean hello..this is my blog don’t you think I would know?  #2. My policy clearly states I do not do book blasts. Grr. I am a virtual assistant and every blogger I contact, I take the time to read their policy. Yes, it takes times, oodles of it..but it is the right thing to do. Mass emailing folks from a list you bought somewhere isn’t going to net a positive outcome. How about the ones that start [insert name here] Oops. Or Hey Girl, WTH?!? Did we suddenly become BFFs?

Don’t even get me started on the mass emails that fail to use Blind CC. *facepalm*

Publishers aren’t of the hook either.. I have one publisher who sends me two emails a month for ARCS. One is addressed to me and the other to Kimbra..who the hell is Kimbra? Tried to fix it several times but somehow Kimbra always gets resurrected..bwahaha!

Yesterday, I visited a blog, commented and pushed the comment button. I forgot to check I am not a spammer and it advised me to do so. When I did, I noticed a box checked to subscribe to my newsletter. WTH?!? So I thought maybe I accidentally checked it ..ya know thinking it was the spammer checkbox. So I cleared the browser and nope..that box is checked and you need to uncheck it…No. Just No. That is so wrong. Make a legitimate subscribe to my Newsletter sign-up. Keep the box if you must… and don’t have it automatically checked. You should probably make it legal too.  You need to say something checking this box you are agreeing to receive newsletters from XX-blog. *Breathes* Rant Over.

Favorite Shows

When my Favorite DVR’d Show …

Nothing gets my panties in a bunch faster than sitting down to watch a favorite show I’ve recorded to find another show ran over. Here I am all comfy clicking play and finding…football, another show or that a recording failure has occurred.  Don’t mess with my shows! Sobbing may happen especially if the network doesn’t air it multiple times or worse yet if it isn’t on demand, Hulu or Netflix.  If you encounter me when this happens..just back away slowly.


Gremlins Messing with my Blog

Sometimes crazy crap happens on the blog..unexplained malfunctions that drive me batty. For example on September 11th I did not receive email notifications for comments made on my post that day. And worse yet, when I replied to comments those emails weren’t set out. Meaning the ReplyMe function for CommentLuv wasn’t working. Here is where it gets hinky..I was still getting notifications for older posts and replies I made were being sent. I tested. I turned plugins off and name it I tried it and Nadda. Nothing fixed the problem. On Saturday I created a private post and tested…sure enough I was getting notifications and responses were going out. WTH?!? Gremlins folks..Freaky Friday Gremlins.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Now tell me “what grinds your gears?”

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

71 Responses to “Caffeinated Confessions- What Really Grinds My Gears”

  1. Danielle

    I can’t decide which is worse: leaving the coffee pot empty or offering the burnt remnants from the last 1/2 inch. Both actions make you a pretty terrible human being, though I’m pretty sure at my very first job I left the coffee pot on overnight which cracked the whole glass receptacle by the next morning. I’ve yet to experience glass shards in coffee, but that would probably take the cake in the what-kind-of-person-are-you awards. –

  2. Lisa

    Hahahahaha!!! Yes, to like every single one of these!! I’m so mad just thinking about it!! Especially spoilers and the whole DVR getting messed up due to sports. UGH!!! Such a great post – you definitely made me smile. 🙂

  3. Olivia

    Ahaha I just love this post! I can agree and relate with some of these things too. Especially spoilers! I have become the master at avoiding them and hate, absolutely hate, someone telling me how something ends. Even when I am never going to watch it xD Oh, and when I watch my shows, don’t disturb me! I don’t disturb others as they do so, so don’t do the same to me.

  4. MarthaE

    Fun post. I totally agree that half the fun of blogs and visiting is finding the different creative formats that bloggers use. There should not be a limit of “right way or wrong way”.
    I am mostly beyond getting my panties in a twist. I do get annoyed though when someone leaves only one or two TP sheets or one paper towel and doesn’t replace the rolls or at very least leave a fresh one handy.

  5. Kathy

    This is a fun post!! I hate spoilers and I do my best to not include them in my reviews. And when I’m shopping I avoid reading the really long reviews since they most likely have spoilers in them. But I really hate that people do that because it ruins it for everyone.

  6. Christina T

    I hate spoilers in reviews. The big twist in Allegiant by Veronica Roth was spoiled for me so I never bothered to read the book. The major death in season one of Game of Thrones was spoiled in a review too. Both on Amazon. 🙁

  7. Cyn

    Haha, I love this post! I’m okay with spoilers for the most part, sometimes I want them, sometimes I avoid them like the plague. Nothing is worse then getting all comfy to watch a tv show and it’s not there ):

  8. Vicky

    I guess I’ve been pretty lucky on the spoiler front so far and managed to avoid them, but I totally know what you mean. It would make me SO angry if I found a book that I was dying to read and someone spoiled the ending…

    And I second what Tracy said about book snobs too!

  9. Tracy Terry

    Panties in a bunch or as we’d say here knickers in a twist.

    Good to get these things off your chest, all of these things (gremlins messing with my blog in particular) also really annoy me as do several others things – book snobs being one of my biggest annoyances.

  10. Paij Slater

    I hate spoilers also…I always put a spoiler alert…I wish I knew how to hide it but I am blogger challenged. I love your posts you crack me up! I am the same way about my diet dr. pepper being empty. If you empty the bottle in the fridge you dang sure better replace it with a new one. So aggravating.

  11. Terri

    Excellent post! I really hate the blog police who think they can dictate what you can and can’t post on your own blog. There are NO rules, so stop trying to force them on us! And while I don’t drink coffee, I remember getting mad at my co-workers who would leave the breakroom a total mess. I also get annoyed when I decide to treat myself to fast food french fries only to receive cold fries left too long under the warmer. Ugh! And don’t get me started on DVR mess-ups! I missed the last minute of too many shows, so now I tape the next show just in case. I hate my DVR!!! Thanks for a great post KimBRA! 😉

  12. Lorna

    When I sit down to watch a show on the dvr and all there is a football game taped-I totally agree as this happened just a few days ago. People who walk behind my car when I am backing out of a parking place-oh the words that come out of my mouth! One guy even banged on my car with his fist-I hadn’t even seen him. Idiots. And of course I agree with yours-except that I don’t drink coffee. Enjoyed this post and all the comments as well 🙂

  13. RO

    This is a totally fun post and you hit on one that drives me bonkers, too! Something cutting into my planned tv watching when I have my cheeseburger ready to eat. (lo) Hugs…ro

  14. Karen

    I don’t mind spoilers – I read them a lot. But I want the choice so they should be clearly marked for those who don’t want to be spoiled.

    SPAM! Shakes fist!!! I’m so tired of it. Spending time everyday trying to unsubscribe to things I’ve never subscribed to.

    The my way or the highway lectures have lost us a lot of bloggers imo. I have friends that went from having a fun hobby blog to trying to fit the mold of what a book blog must be and they burned out and quit.

    If you don’t like me talking about music or my dogs between reviews then you can stop visiting. lol

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  15. Candace

    I think you covered some good ones. I hate spoilers. ARG. I can’t believe someone had a box that was automatically checked for you to subscribe. That would make me SO angry! No bcc also gets me mad.

  16. Jessica

    I’m of an age now where I forget about the spoilers after I read them. So if I wait long enough, it’s like I never read the spoiler at all. Lol.

    I’m not a fan of my way or the highway folks either. If I followed “the rules,” I wouldn’t be where I am now. I’m the best at making my own rules. 🙂

  17. Jackie

    I don’t mind spoilers cause it’s the experience of reading the book or watching a movie that matters more than the story itself I guess . idk sometimes I like to skip to the end of the book just to see how it ends and that doesn’t spoil it for me either.

  18. Melliane

    Ah yes I totally relate there! LOL expect for the synopsis because I easily forget so like 10 linutes later I don’t even remember what was written, it helps a lot lol.

  19. Braine Talk Supe

    I got a new one: When an author tells me in a passive-aggressive way that I’m to blame for her lost book sales.

    Great list, KIMBRA, and say HI to your new BFF for me 😉

  20. Michelle

    My boyfriend is a walking spoiler. He has this knack for guessing the major plot points and ruining things before I even get started, and at this point he’s almost always correct. It drives me batty…to the point where I have told him that he can’t guess anything out loud.

  21. Lark

    I laughed and chuckled through the whole list. I’m with you on pretty much all of those, except the coffee (since I don’t drink it.)

    I also hate telemarketers who won’t take a polite “No” for an answer. I even had one guy call me back to yell at me about how I was rude for hanging up on him. Geez, I tried about five times to say ‘No, thank you, I’m not interested” and he just kept talking right over me. So what did he expect me to do, invite him over for lunch?!

  22. Naomi

    Great post Kimberly! I sat here and read it and nodded along with you! I always reread the synopsis before doing reviews to make sure I don’t throw in a spoiler… It needs to be a law! lol

  23. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh gosh, I really hate spoilers too. It’s like “what are you thinking? do you want to read a review spoiling a book before you read it?” It doesn’t make sense to me. I try really hard not to spoil anything too big in my reviews – it can be tricky sometimes, but in some cases, it’s not that hard. Don’t reveal a bit twist,etc.

  24. Karen Blue

    Yes to everything on this list…especially the empty coffee pot. My teenagers have recently discovered why I love coffee so much, it’s the vanilla creamer. Also, they never tell me when they empty it. Everyone in the house is in deep s**t with me when that happens.
    I detest spoilers. That is just so WRONG!

  25. Jennifer

    I almost always get stuck having to make the new brew at work. And it’s not hard. Pull out the filter, replace, dump new grounds, hit brew. It takes me 15 seconds, but somehow, when I walk into our kitchen on our floor at work, the first round is already gone and nobody around to point a finger at. >=(

  26. Lexxie

    Spoilers are the very worst! And I don’t understand why people think it’s OK include very important things in their review – especially if it’s something that really shocked them. Please – I’d like to be shocked, too. Sometimes, I write reviews that are so effing vague they say almost nothing at all, apart from maybe character development, point of view or which tense was used 😀
    And I’ve been getting more and more newsletters lately, too… And I know when I get those fake ones, because they will come to an e-mail address I don’t use when I actually do sign up to newsletters.
    I’ve also recently gotten more e-mails from authors, who obviously haven’t read my review policy where I state that I am not able to accept any requests for reviews. I even had one actually contact me on twitter because I hadn’t responded to their e-mail. I don’t respond to unsolicited mail, either, which was why they hadn’t gotten a response from me.
    *sighs* Coffee always needs to be fresh. I’m lucky because at home, we have a coffee machine that grinds the coffeee beans and makes fresh coffee for each cup, but this also means that even in some places where the coffee is supposed to be good, I’m usually disappointed.
    Great post Kim. Or should I start calling you Kimbra?

  27. Amber Elise

    Amazon is a cesspool for crap reviews. You will not believe how many times I’ve seen complete book summaries of books. How does Amazon allow that? WHY does Amazon allow that? That’s what kills me, because publishers like to see reviews on Amazon, but have they SEEN what the average Amazon review looks like??

  28. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Kimbra is the name of your evil twin. Didn’t you know that? 😀 LOL Now you can go forth and do evilness with that name. 😉

    I hate “lets agree to disagree” to end a discussion/argument. Um. Don’t I have to actually agree to disagree with you? You cannot just say that and then move on without my consent. :p However, that is actually not a big niggle since the people that do that I hardly engage in any kind of conversation.

    I had gremlins in my email not too long ago. Missed a couple of big important emails I was waiting on. Thought I’d better contact and then got blamed for not checking the spam filter. I do that every day. It just didn’t come and since I found out it was more than one, I figured it was my email that somehow missed it. Email is not that reliable people. Follow up and don’t blame the person trying to make sure everything is set up! *grump*

  29. Aurian

    Great post Kimba! I hate spam comments on posts I commented on years ago. I really don’t see the point in doing that.

  30. Sophia Rose

    I was more than amused and at the same time groaned b/c I’ve been there too often on these. I don’t care for reviews that contain ‘I don’t usually read this x type book’ and then proceed to bash the book for what it clearly states it is.

    I don’t care for street teams that up the ante mid-stream of what you will now be required to do or decide to go too aggressive and cross some ethical lines in (on the plus side, leaving three street teams this year has freed up some time to help out more with my two remaining street teams. Haha).

    I’m not a big fan of cranking up your power tools or lawn care equipment before 8am or after 10pm.

  31. Stormi

    I was laughing cause I agreed with almost all of those things..especially the spoiler….ohhh that makes me mad. 🙂

  32. Grace MyBookSnack

    Thanks for making me laugh today, Kimba (not Kimbra)! The spoilers right at the beginning of reviews…yeah that. If I plan to read/review a book, I usually wait to read reviews until after I’ve written mine. I’ll sometimes skim quickly and then go back to actually read it later. Unfortunately, sometimes the person leaving reviews on retailer sites don’t know how to keep from spoiling it for everyone else. Gawd, the spam…it’s like a monster. Now I will hand you a freshly brewed cup of coffee just to make you smile. 🙂

  33. Sarah

    OMG I ran across a blog that every time I comment it automatically subscribes me to their newsletter. I have to uncheck it EVERY. TIME. I. COMMENT. So annoying! I agree that telling someone they can only run a blog this way or that is ridiculous. And I totally would have reported that review too!

  34. Tanya

    So RIGHT! Normally, Thursday nights are for me and my daughter. We watch Food Fighters and then the Dateline mystery. I don’t know what has been happening, but they haven’t been on for two weeks in a row! No one has said anything about them being cancelled, moved or anything. I think its sports. Don’t they have sports channels for that? Why are they replacing my shows!?

  35. Keionda

    Omg! Hahaha Kimbra?? Really? Gosh, people misspell my name all the time but how the heck do you get Kimbra? They could have at least double and then triple checked to make sure they were sending it to the right person since it’s THEIR stuff they’re trying to promote anyway! I totally agree! I actually agreed with all the points you made girl well the one about the coffee…*looks around and grins* I’m actually that one that leaves it empty and my mom fusses at me and tells me to brew some more. So, I’m guilty as charged with this one. Teehee

  36. Katherine

    Yes to all!!! Spoilers on a big twist annoy me but nothing annoys me as much as the failed or messed up recording. I hate shows that are on Sunday prime time because football always runs late by at least an hour and everything gets pushed around and the networks seem completely oblivious to this so nothing is ever fixed. It drives me crazy. CSI was at least kind enough to update messed up times on facebook but there’s a few other shows that are just gone. I ended up having to buy them off Amazon. It drove me absolutely insane! Seriously blood pressure rising just thinking about it!

  37. Angela

    Spoilers drive me up the wall. A few months ago, I went to the movies and the girl working the concession stand asked which movie I was going to see and before I could stop her, she gave away the ending. I mean, seriously, who does that?

  38. Heidi

    Yep couldn’t agree more with your list. I hate spoilers and I hate getting all those emails from tours that I never asked for and like you said you can’t unsuscribe. So irritating. I also hate getting messages on my Facebook page all the time asking me to promote authors and books that I have never heard of. Yeah right. I also hate spam, book blasts and all that. Drive me nuts. Great list, Kimberly!

  39. Kristin

    Amazon?!?! Dude, I don’t even look at their reviews! I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. I always go to Goodreads first. I can scan better there for some reason and I can tell right away if it’s good by the friends who have it on their list, blah, blah, blah…. I hope that reviewer gets her panties cranked up into the worst wedgie ever!!!

    Shout out to Wesley!!!! Wil Wheaton rocks!!!! And look at the Mac behind the Gremlin!!! Bwahahahahahaha, those were the NICE computers you were lucky to get in the computer lab….. digressing….

    I agree with absolutely everything you say. Starbucks serves no junk… nuff said!

  40. Lily B

    lol Kimbra….

    I hate spoilers also, drive me nuts. I do my best not to let that happen why I write a review. but now I am curious. What book was this?

  41. Terri M., the Director

    What Really Grinds My Gears…the day I decide to treat myself to a Starbucks and I stand in line behind the person who either a) is ordering 50 different drinks or b) has never visited a coffee shop in their life and doesn’t know what to order. This inevitably makes me late for the meeting or event I was headed to even though I left me house 20 minutes early to allow time for a line.

    #firstworldproblems 😉

    Coffee is important. Don’t make me wait. Make me wait and you risk me getting stabby.

  42. Ann Noser

    I confess, my list might be much longer than you, so I won’t write it all down.

    2) When I rush into the potty, sit down, and see that (see #1)
    3) When the watched pot never boils, but you turn away for ONE SECOND, and… you know the rest
    4) when I’ve checked every pocket but the evil kleenex trolls throw a tissue into the laundry.
    5) when I go shopping and the second I get back home, I remember what I forgot to buy–the very second I get home, I mean, REALLY?

    oh, I could go on and on… haha

  43. Lola

    I hate getting spoiled, which is why I usually only read reviews forr people I know so I know I won’t get spoiled. Most bloggers won’t put spoilers in their reviews, but on goodreads or amazon i have landed accidently on a spoiler a few times. Oh and once in a street team group someone spoiled Allegiant. So annoying when that happens.

    Spam annoys me too, if I am interested in a site or newsletter I can sign-up myself. i recently got e-mails for some sort of geeky magazine on both my e-mail addresses while I never signed-up for it, after quite soem e-mails in a few days I unsubscribed. That’s another thing I dislike too many enwsletters in a short period of time. Luckily most authors newsletter don’t get send out too often.

    And I agree there is no right way to blog and everyone should blog how they want. I appreciate tip and tricks posts, but they shouldn’t be preaching. how others should blog. I think you do your tips and trick posts right! Helpfull without being forcefull.

  44. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    Great post! I am so with you on spoilers! They are the absolute worst! And I never watch movie trailers for the same reason! They just show all the best parts!

    PS The same thing happened to me one day with the comments…I forget what day it was…but there were no notifications and I was going crazy trying to figure it out!

  45. Debbie Haupt

    Okay I’m laughing 🙂
    and agreeing with everything you said especially trickery/spam and if its your way or the highway, I’m already headed down the road!
    Lover this blog Kim!! And you!

  46. Jen

    OMGosh “Kimbra” I totally agree with you on all of these! Lol The one that gets me the most is the spoilers, I absolutely HATE them & won’t read reviews with them even if it’s clearly marked. If a blog always includes spoilers in their reviews then I hate to say this, but I unfollow them. I just don’t understand the need to ruin books for people! And I always feel awful for the author because if your checking out reviews on a book your interested in purchasing & then stumble upon a stupid review that spoils the big reveal or the ending then are u still going to purchase the book? Probably not!! So it’s the authors that are hurt most by these people. Great post, thanks for the chuckles 🙂

  47. Ethan

    I totally agree about the emails. I’m always amazed that some people don’t bother to read by policy or even sample my reviews before contacting me. I’ve even had a publisher contact me and cite one of my very critical reviews as the reason he contacted me. Obviously he didn’t read the post!

  48. Bookworm Brandee

    Bwahahaha What a fun post, Kimberly. Well, fun and yet serious. All these things can make steam come out of my ears as well. And since these things get me steamed, I try so, so hard not to do them and get anyone else steamed. 🙂 The unsolicited emails really get to me. It’s maddening. I get enough email without getting stuff from people I don’t know and/or didn’t ask for. Ugh! Thanks for sharing what grinds your gears. 😉

  49. kindlemom1

    Spoilers really bother me as well, especially when on Amazon. I sort of expect them on Goodreads anymore but not Amazon. I do wish they could regulate that some how. 🙁

  50. Bea

    Oh, the newsletters, that annoys me no end. I’m on several where there’s no way to unsubscribe so I mark them as spam but why do I have to deal with them at all when I never signed up? GRRRRR

    And I am so on board with ignoring people who try to tell you the “right” way to blog. Nope, nope, NOPE. You blog your way. Got a question, ask, but the right way is the way that works for you.

    Spoilers, as long as they’re marked, I can deal with but a review like the one you mentioned? That would piss me off. There’s no need for that.

  51. Jenny

    YES KIM! It’s like a punch to the face when I’m all excited to sit down and watch a recorded show only to find it either didn’t record or something else recorded in its place. NOOOOOOOO! And I agree on the my way or the highway “helpful” posts. There’s no right and wrong way to blog, and it would be super boring if all our blogs were the same.

  52. Nick

    Hahaha! That last picture terrified me and also made me crack up! You and I need to meet and have a coffee date and I’ll just listen to you talk and I’ll be here laughing butt off. 🙂
    Anyways, the spoilers things irritates me too. I normally seek out spoilers about certain things when it comes to certain books, but if I stumble upon one, then I get mad too. AND OMG. YES. YES. A MILLION YESSES to the blogging tips one. There have been so many of those “You MUST do this” bullshit. I’ve had to unfollow a bunch of blogs because of that. Just last week, I came across a “How to write reviews” post from a blogger who hadn’t even been blogging for a year. In it she mentioned that in reviews we shouldn’t “fangirl too much” or “cuss too much”. Like what even? Why is fangirling so bad in reviews? My favorite reviews to read are ones where the blogger is very excited and passionate about the book!! I was tempted to leave an angry comment, but I’m not a confrontational person, but I ranted about it on Twitter. UGH.
    Anyways, this was fun,Kim. And lol that Gremlin! 😀

  53. Melanie Simmons

    Great post and I agree with most of it. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I can’t comment on that. I love blogging tips and I agree that there are best practices, but what works for you may not work for me. I agree that people should never say that “You must do this”. I do think there are things you can list to never do because they are rude or illegal (like not posting FTC disclaimers or spamming people on Twitter, FB or email). I really dislike spoilers too. I had a book spoiled for me before the release date one year. People with ARCs were tweeting the big reveal. How do you avoid that? I also have to give you kudos for the Family Guy shout-out. LOL

  54. Greg

    This is great. I just got spoiled on a TV show the other day I was reading an article and they gave away a big revea. Sigh. And is there a newsletter for everything now? Seems like any store you go to they send you a newsletter now, and you have to unsubscibe. Stop people! LOL.

    Great post.

  55. Grace

    Oh spoilers are the WORST!! Especially for that kind of book that is built upon the reveal! Good for you for reporting to Amazon. Agree on the coffee. And the DVR. I watch the Goodwife and it is constantly screwed up because of football. I have to extend the taping by an hour just to make sure I catch it. So annoying!!! Great post!

  56. Rebecca

    Arrgh spoilers are the worst! I can’t believe it when people write reviews that are full of spoilers, especially on a site like Amazon. Surely the point of a review is for people who haven’t read the book… otherwise why read the the review?

  57. Nelle

    First of all I Love The Originals! I hate spoilers too and I try SO hard not to put them in my reviews! If you ever see me slip one in there, someone better speak up! I’m still learning the ropes of blogging and finding my own voice. Yes almost 2 years of blogging and still learning!

    As for my shows.. I hate those spoilers too! We lived overseas for 3 years, you wouldn’t believe how many people I had to delete from my facebook! Oh a now I have Xfinity x1 so most of the prime time shows are on there the next day.

  58. Cynthia

    Ha. Love this post. I love Family Guy, so I laughed when I saw this post. I HATE SPOILER ALERTS so bad!!! Whether it’s for a book or a TV show, if you HAVE to mention spoilers, at least GIVE A WARNING. That’s ridiculous. Maybe you should also make a comment on that person’s Amazon review to let them know they shouldn’t do that. Ugh, people!

  59. Christy

    Well, Kimbra … you know how I feel about the newsletter thing. I think it’s shitty that these companies and authors add that crap in the terms and conditions for giveaways too. Like, if I want to subscribe, I would. Don’t be shady and put it in the fine print. You know what also bugs me? Movie trailers are full of spoilers and practically show all the main points. Especially when it comes to movies based on books, they include a twist in the damn trailer. Lame.

  60. Mary Kirkland

    Someone signed me up to receive newsletters. I get several that I know I didn’t sign up for. I unsubscribed. Then I started getting emails for electronic websites..I know I didn’t sign up for that. Irritates me to no end. Don’t do that! Oh yeah, don’t mess with my shows either. Omg if my show got erased I would have a melt down. Only hubby and I are here now so he couldn’t blame it on the kid. lol