My week & the subtle art of DNF’ing a book

I am probably one of the most unorganised people to walk this earth! Every week I intend to do a weekly update to collect my posts and reviews. But I think this is only the second time I actually get around to do it.

Here’s my reviews from the last week:

 

I also hit my first follower milestone 50 followers, yep, I’m still over the moon with that one. And I’ve been tagged and nominated for a lot of different things, which I love, so please don’t stop tagging me 😀

 

I’ve gotten around to use the build in “schedule” tool for my posts, which have helped me manage my posts a lot better. This is especially great as it seems summer is finally here, which to me means I HAVE to get as tanned as possible. Oh, and thanks to the amazing Lori I think *fingers crossed* that I’ve finally learned to use WordPress’ pingback, so people can actually see when I tag them in stuff. Thanks a lot for spelling it out for me, Lori 

 


 

DNF

DNF’ing a book sounds like one of the easiest thing to do. You pick up the book, don’t like it? Then stop. Don’t finish. Put it aside, save it for a rainy day or just forget about it. 

I constantly see bloggers and people on Goodreads saying that they had to DNF a book. And I envy them! For some reason, it’s really hard for me to do. Once I start a book my curiosity makes it almost impossible for me to stop reading. This sucks because this turn books I don’t like into chore reads and more often than not, it leaves me feeling drained once I’m done.

Whenever I talk to people about it IRL, they look at me like I’m crazy and ask the inevitable question: “why don’t you just stop reading if you don’t enjoy the book?” and I don’t know how to explain to people, that it’s not “just” something that comes easy for me. Obviously, the less invested I am the easier it should be to DNF the book – at least in theory. But when I try I usually end up second guessing myself. Did I give up to quickly? But what if THAT happens, would that make the book better?  It’s actually quite frustrating.

So, I’d like to ask fellow readers: do you have an easy or hard time DNG’ing a book? What makes you decide to DNF a book?

 

I hope y’all have had a great week!

 

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20 thoughts on “My week & the subtle art of DNF’ing a book

    1. Yes… the guilt! That’s part of it for me too. But there’s nothing worse than forcing yourself to finish reading something. That usually puts me in a reading slump and, then I have to read some ol’ reliable to get back on track. It sucks. I really wish I was better at it, so I could just move on. But I’m really glad to hear that I’m not the only one!

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    1. (I hit send oops xD) But I’m totally okay with DNFing if I think it’s not going to get any better or if it just really annoys me to read. If I decide to review, I make sure to give it the best chance I can before DNFing and always give good reasons as to why I did.

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      1. See, I really wish I was better at it. Because it is a complete waste of time, if it doesn’t get better. I’m so bad at it, that it’s not just about DNF a book, but complete series. So, even if I don’t like the first book I’ll finish the series. Which is messed up lol

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  1. Haha I’m glad you’ve mastered the pingback thing! (I got a pingback from your last tag, so of course I knew that. 😉 ) Also, I hate DNF-ing books too! I agree it has something to do with wondering if I’ve DNF-ed too quickly, but I think I consider it a competition with myself as well; like, I think I’m weak if I give up haha. 😛

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