When you DNF a book it’s never fun and most of the time we hate doing it. Sometimes we give it just a few more pages to make sure we aren’t missing anything but with all the awesome books coming out how long do you wait to DNF a book?
Before I started blogging if I didn’t like the book I just stopped reading it and moved on to something else. Now as a blogger I try harder to read the book and push through it even if it’s torture but reading isn’t suppose to be torture it’s suppose to be fun and relaxing a place to transport you out of everyday life and into someplace magical or romantic. So why do we do that? Why can’t we do what we did before we started blogging, you don’t like a book, you put it down and move on. You don’t wait 2 more days to see if it changes, you stopped reading, put it in a box and on your next visit to the library or nursing home you dropped them off for others to enjoy. Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean everyone will hate it but the more I read the more bitter I tend to get about the book and that’s not fair to the author.
Most of us have kindles, shelves and nooks full of books that we want to read so why waste the time? Because now we have to review it? But an honest review regardless of how long it takes you to read it is going to be that you didn’t like the book. So why keep going? It might even turn into a bitter/nasty review.
All these questions and no answers but you see I think we are all different. I give the book till about 25 to 30% (kindle format) unless I hate the character, a hated character (s) I will bail out quicker. A book that I find to be boring I might stick around a little to see if it picks up but a book with info dump it needs to be explained in a way that I understand because if it’s just dump after dump and I’m confused, I’m out because honestly I usually never recover from the much dumping.
I am sure I am missing a lot more examples but you get the idea, So you know why I would DNF a book (but this is my personal opinion of it).
So tell me why do you DNF a book?
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and Happy Reading a non DNF 😉