Friday, August 2, 2013

Feature and Follow #58

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Today's question is:

Q: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?


I hate not finishing a book, but if I absolutely cannot make it to the end I DNF it for the time. Some stories are just not pulling (interesting, addicting, you name it) and simply cannot maintain your attention so instead of causing any more pain or waste of eye sight I give up on it. I know it sucks but it happens. However, most of the time I go back to the story and end up finishing it because it turned out to not be so bad :)


How about you?

29 comments:

  1. I agree with you! It especially sucks when you pay a lot of money for the book!
    My FF- http://angelica-2009.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-5.html

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  2. Nice! I agree as well! Hate to DNF a book, but it does happen every now and then!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I usually leave them be for some time, how long it depends, and then try to go back to them. Very rarely I DNF a book, but sometimes it's just unavoidable!

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    1. I know what you mean. Actually sometimes I leave them and when I do go back to them I like the story after all :) go figure.

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  4. I don't think I've ever gone back to a story I DNF, unless I put it aside knowing that it just wasn't the right time for me to read it and intending to go back. Once I'm done with it, I'm done.

    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

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  5. Thank for stopping by Shane. I'm following you via Bloglovin.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower via Bloglovin. :> I can't not finish a book. It's some sort of weird compulsion. XD Maybe one day I'll be able to overcome it but for now...seems like i'm stuck. :D

    Feature and Follow Friday

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  7. Sometimes it just isn't for me and I give up. Not because it's a bad book, but just because I couldn't relate to it or something. :) Happy Friday. Old follower.

    Meredith

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  8. Hehe, I like that you go back and finish the story. :) I power through for that reason. It may not be so bad.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    Have a great month. :)

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  9. I love that you try DNF books again - I usually don't come back to them because they get forgotten under all the other books I'm reading.

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    1. Oh, old follower btw. Have a good weekend!

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  10. I don't think I've ever went back to a DNF. Thanks for stopping by My FF!

    Janina

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  11. Sometimes taking a break works for me rather than DNF'ing, and when I come back to it later it works. I did that recently, was reading something but really wanted to read something else more. :) Went back later and liked it. New follower via bloglovin.

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  12. I always continue through with books because I don't like not finishing! I'm a bloglovin follower.

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  13. That's exactly what I do sometimes. :)

    My FF:D


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  14. Hi :)
    Thanks for stopping by rather barefoot than bookless! Have a great weekend

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  15. I'm afraid that once I'm committed i just have to continue no matter what.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  16. I need to make myself read/push through. Cause usually if a book starts slow, it ends with a bang.

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  17. Just popping by to say hi. I hate to be beaten by a book so I power through. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. I always feel like I'm failing a book if I can't finish it, but sometimes it's just the right thing to do! Thanks for stopping by, I'm now following you back!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  19. I will DNF the book for the time being, wait for a couple of days and read it again.

    By the way, I've only discovered this meme and I think it's cool. I might participate next week. :D

    <a href="http://pageshaven.blogspot.com>Thoughts and Pens</a>

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  20. I always try to power through, especially if I've been given it by the author, because I feel guilty about DNFing. Sometimes though, I just can't carry on and I have to DNF!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! New follower via FB, Twitter, Goodreads and Bloglovin'!
    ~Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines

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  21. I'm struggling through a couple of books right now that I'm making myself read instead of DNFing. It's probably taking me forever because I only read them in small chunks at a time. I just don't want to DNF because they're ARCs and I went to the trouble of requesting them, so I feel I should finish and review them. One isn't bad at all, it's just not gripping me the way I had hoped. The other... I can't stand the author's voice or some of the points he puts across and feel I definitely ought to review it to make sure any friends interested in that book don't waste their money on it. Ugh. I still feel like I'm wasting time on them. >_<

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  22. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  23. Yeah I agree, I hate not finishing a book too. But occasionally there is a book that is just sooo bad that I can't stick with it. But I always try to stick with it as long as I can, hoping that it will get better :)

    Thanks for following Shane - following back via Bloglovin, Twitter & Goodreads :D

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  24. Totally agree. I don't like to DNF book but what can you do when you don't like it, torture yourself to finish it? No thanks

    Anyway thanks for stopping by. Old follower

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  25. I don't like to DNF the book even it bores me so much because I bought it and I should not waste my money.

    new follower here

    here is my FF

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