Thursday, January 5, 2012

Amazon = generous with the cautions

Happy New Year! I hope all of your festivities and family gatherings were joyous!

One of my Christmas surprises from my husband was a Kindle Touch, which was extra amazing because it was the exact member of the Kindle family of products that I've been pining for but hadn't ever really mentioned to Mark. He's a keeper, I tell you. And I surprised him with Coldplay tickets, so you could say that I'm a bit of a keeper myself.

So I'm enjoying all things Kindle-related, and reading more than I should be with a final manuscript of our book due quite soon. (Side note: Last night I finished Jen Hatmaker's new book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, and I cannot tell you how incredible it is. I'll devote a whole post to 7 very soon.)

Anyway, since Mark and I share an Amazon account, he can enjoy my Kindle purchases on his various gadgets as well. The other night, he was looking through the list of free classics I'd grabbed and noticed that there was a feature that will give you a synopsis of the book, but warns you with a pop-up box that opening the synopsis will expose you to possible spoilers.

Scouting out The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, he met up with the Foreboding Warning of Imminent Spoilage:



In a moment of bravery, he decided to take his chances and click on through...





Are you sure you want to see this?





Okay, here goes:






You can imagine our deep regret over not having heeded the spoiler warning. Guess I don't have to read the book now...

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