Last week, Tor.com released an excerpt from A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I didn’t spend too much time reading it because I didn’t want to spoil myself. Normally I’m first in line for any spoiler, but I couldn’t bring myself to do this time.
It is because the character from the excerpt was not one of the main characters? Probably. I’m positive if Mat popped up in it, there would be no one to stop me from reading it. He is the only character I care about in the entire book.
And for some reason, I don’t read excerpts from any books unless it is from series I read before. Authors posting excerpt from the first book of a series doesn’t excite me. I read the summary, if it peaks my interest, then I will read it. Otherwise I move on to the next book.
It’s strange how I read them if I’ve already read a previous book in the series. If not a series, I won’t bother with the excerpt even if it is an author I love to read. I’m very much an all or nothing type of girl. Plus I’m not patience. I dread reading an excerpt and the book’s release date is months away.
How do you feel about excerpts? Is that the way you will read a book? Do they help you choice which book to buy on a tight budget? Or don’t care about them one bit?