Thursday, August 1, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday [27] - DNF'ing books


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This week's question is: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?


First I would like to say that I am extremely picky on the books that I read to begin with. I check out the blurbs, and I look at the reviews that are up for it. I also read a lot of books that I see reviews for on fellow blogger's sites that I know I share a similar liking with. If it's an author's request sent by email I even look closely at how the email is worded and whether I like the way that is written. That is why you won't see a lot of low rated books on my blog.

If I start reading a book, and I don't like it though, it really depends on how deep the dislike goes. If it is offensive or hurts my emotional well-being in some way then I will go ahead and stop. I really don't like reading books that make me too sad on purpose so if it just turns me into an emotional wreck, I usually won't like it. If I know that I won't even give a star, I may go ahead and stop reading early so as not to waste my time. If, however, I'm at about a 2 star feeling with a book, I will keep going because the ending really could get it over that 3 star point. I've only DNF'd about 5 books total out of all that I've read. What about you??





24 comments:

  1. I've lost count of how many I've quit. If I quit because of a mood thing, I'll eventually return to it, but if it's like you said I don't even think about it again after I closed the book. I like "2 star feeling".

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  2. I usally DNF. If I don't, it's for the characters. New follower :) Check out my FF at www.myviewpointonbooks.blogspot.com

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  3. That's a good way of going about it. I rarely DNF. I always try to power through unless I know for sure there is no way it's going to be more than 1 star.

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  4. I try to be careful about what I select for review, but apparently I'm not picky enough. I've had horrible luck lately with books. My only salvation is the books that I end up paying for myself.

    Old bloglovin follower, new twitter follower

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  5. Angelas Anxious LifeAugust 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    I have only DNF maybe 3 or 4 books myself. It has to be BAD for me to quit.

    Angie

    Angela's Anxious Life

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  6. Jessica@a GREAT readAugust 2, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Nice! Definitely agree 100%! I think I've DNF'd about 5 as well. Sometimes I might even skim the rest of a book that is close to being a DNF. Just so I don't totally have to DNF it!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  7. This week, I DNF'd a book for the first time in a really long time. I felt like I was reading the same phrases over and over again, and it was driving me crazy. I did try hanging in there for 100 pages or so, but the book just wasn't working out.

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  8. I feel so bad if I just leave a book! Some of the best ones have started out slow. New follower :)

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  9. Nina @ Project Read and ReviewAugust 2, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Books that have bad characters and are poorly written are difficult to power through >< I try, but lately I've been DNFing more and more.

    Happy Friday!

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  10. Usually I will give it 50-100 pages but it has to be fast-paced to keep my interest. I'm picky about what I read though. I will look at the description, cover, reviews and maybe the sample so only have 1 DNF so far!

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  11. I always try to push through books in case something is waiting for me that might be even better. I'm a Bloglovin follower.

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  12. My to-read list has just gotten too big for me to waste time on books I'm not enjoying. Like you, I'm very picky about what I read so DNFs are pretty rare. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  13. I understand the mood thing for sure, and sometimes if I start in the first chapter and am not feeling it for that reason then I will return to it also. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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  14. Characters will do a lot for a story! Thank you so much for stopping by and following :D

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  15. I think it's commendable for sure to power through a book, even if I can't always do it. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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  16. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that! Have you found some blogger buddies that you share similarities with? I know that helps a whole lot! Thank you so much for stopping by and following on Twitter :D

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  17. That's not bad at all. I like that you power through as much as you can. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  18. I've noticed the majority of your ratings are pretty high as well so I'm glad to see we use a similar selection/DNF process :D Hope you are having an excellent weekend!! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  19. I didn't mention something like that, but just plain bad writing would make me have to stop a book as well. I think sometimes the blurb and email may not show that the writing in the book is poor so we can't always catch those in the selection process. Sorry to hear you had this experience lately! I hate having to quit a book! Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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  20. I agree. I have a lot of respect for all readers that will power through no matter the circumstances!! Thank you so much for stopping by and following :D

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  21. So sorry to hear that! It's harder to tell which books you'll like when the review requests start pouring in. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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  22. I think it's really important to be so picky that way you won't have to DNF in the first place! Thank you so much for stopping by and following :D

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  23. Sounds like a great way to do things :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  24. Yep, we really do have so much to read that wasting time on bad books just isn't worth it! I'm glad you don't have to DNF since you're picky as well. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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