Friday, August 2, 2013

Follow Friday - DNFs

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?
A lot of times it depends on the book.  I rarely DNF though it does happen.  I'm a very hopeful reader and it has to be pretty terrible before I DNF because I am a stubborn.  I have this great need to not let the terrible book win.  Recently I finished a book I would've otherwise DNFed because I wanted to be able to discuss the very problematic way it dealt with race (Vigilante Nights review).  Technically my policy is to DNF at about 33%.

So in theory I DNF and sometimes I actually do but often my stubbornness wins out.


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I try not to DNF as well, but as you said, it does happen. No matter how much the reader in me wants to power through, I usually give it a 100 pages or so, maybe more, maybe less. It really just depends on the story and everything and if I am not enjoying it even a little bit, I don't want to waste my time reading something I don't enjoy when I have 100s of other TBR books laying around.

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Krystianna said...

I usually try to not finish books too. I like to finish them. Great answer! I'm a bloglovin follower.

Kritika said...

I very rarely DNF as well, and I've gotten pretty good not picking up books I know I won't like. I'm a new bloglovin follower!

- Kritika@Snowflake and Spider Silk