Friday, 2 August 2013

Follow Friday (#27)

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Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you meet and follow different bloggers.

Question of the Week: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

It honestly depends on my book backlog. If I have a lot of books that need reviewing and I don't like what I'm reading, I will DNF it - sometimes, if it's due to my patience, I'll put it on hold and will pick it back up again, but usually I'll just stop, write a short explanation on Goodreads, and will move on to the next thing.

I guess it also depends on whether I want to write a review or not. I eventually finished Fifty Shades of Grey, something I would have DNFed aside from the fact that I wanted to review it - I wanted to write out a long, lengthy rant (and I did.) So if I want to rant about how bad a book is, I'll usually power through it.

So what about you? Do you DNF books you didn't like, power through, or put them on hold? Leave a comment below, and don't forget to check out the giveaway!

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  1. I have a lot of books I started but haven't finished yet. However, only one of them is from after I started blogging, but that was my second time trying to get through it. Most of the time, I'm able to power through a book.

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  2. Heh, I always seem to have a horrible backlog of books to be reviewed. I try to sometimes use that excuse to justify exactly why I DNF a book, but I still feel guilty. :(

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  3. I always do my best to finish every book. There have been just a few DNF books and it was usually due to characters, pacing or sometimes storyline. Or a combination of those or something else. There have been very few DNF books in my time, but there have been a few unliked books where I skimmed the end reading!

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  4. I try to read the ones I'm really interested in, but I can only read so much before I pull my hair out. :)

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    Kirsty @ Studioreads

  5. I usually try to finish a book, but my decision to DNF has a lot to do with how backlogged I am. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend.

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  6. LOL Fifty Shades of Grey. But that book was so bad that it was entertaining so I knew I needed to keep going. Thanks for stopping by and new GF follower :)

  7. I have never DNF'd a book without going back to finish it! :D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. I am stubborn so I finish everything I start. My backlog has never been that critical. Now that I am reading more and more I might need to consider DNF.

  9. Thanks for the comment. I am following back via Bloglovin. Great giveaway too!

  10. I always follow through on books. I'm a new Bloglovin and GFC follower.

  11. Usually I will give a book 50-100 pages before I DNF if I'm not enjoying it. I used to power through but I no longer have the time and it turned reading into a chore. There are too many books on my tbr pile for me to feel guilty and I'm picky about what I read, so only have 1 DNF so far!

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  12. My DNF decisions are also based on my review pile. There is only so much reading time in life!

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  13. Your post is so funny! I hated Fifty Shades but powered through just so that I felt it would be fair to write a review, and like you, a bit of a rant!! Love it! I'm a new GFC follower.
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  14. LOL, my lack of patience is what usually causes the DNF! If the story doesn't MOVE forward I'm out. Too many great reads to waste time. Happy Friday :) Thanks for stopping by my FF! Old follower.

    Meredith’s Musings

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm returning the follow.

  16. I don't like to rant, but sometimes you just can't help it. :) I have to many books on my ereader and in paperback to review to waste time on a book so I don't like to but I do DNF at times. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following via bloglovin!

  17. Haha, I totally understand the need to rant and powering through a book in order to do so. I read 50 Shades of Grey so I could share my opinion and no one would be able to say I didn't know what I was talking about.

    If I learn to DNF more liberally, then I'll probably do what you do: write a short explanation on Goodreads instead of a full blown review on the blog.

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  18. I commonly have reading slumps which makes it hard to finish books. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower via GFC :)
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

  19. Yeah, I usually try to give a book a fair shot by putting it aside for a while if I don't like it and then going back to it later.

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  20. I finished 50 Shades too, but I really wish I hadn't. Blech! I'm pretty sure that's when I started to DNF more.
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    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

  21. That's funny! I love what you say about wanting to rant about it so powering through in order to review it. That makes perfect sense. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  22. I hate to not finish a book. It does happen occasionally though. I always give it my best effort before giving up.
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  23. I try not to DNF books, even if I do at the time I save the book and try to go back to it later. Sometimes my mind just isn't in the right place for it at the time!

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    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  24. That is so true about needing to rant about a book! I have to say I couldn't bring myself to finish 50 Shades, I just felt like I was loosing brain cells with every word I read. It was just too painful to continue!!!

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

  25. When I finished reading 50 Shades, I didn't know what to rate it! I ended up giving it a 3 because I didnt' have to force myself to finish it, but the writing was so bad. If I was rating on the writing alone, it'd definitely be a 1 or 2.

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