Friday, July 29, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday - DNF Books

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This Weeks Prompt
What is your take on DNF books. Do you review them? Choose not to review them?

My Answer
So for me it depends actually. I hate not finishing a book in the first place. The book has to be super duper bad for me to quit. For example, I just finished the book: The Other Boleyn Girl, and I wanted to quit that long, boring, book so many times. I pushed through though and when I was done I was wondering why? Why did I read a shitty book when there are so many good books out there? Because I really hate not finishing a book.

Anyway, back to the question, I will only review a book that I have read 75% of or more, otherwise I feel I can't really give my honest opinion or that I haven't given the book a fair shot. I think in the almost two years that I've been blogging, I've only ever reviewed two books I DNF. So that's not too bad.

But I do just want to say that I'm not the kind of person that will get upset if I see other bloggers giving a review for a book they only read a little of. Everyone is entitled to their thoughts and feelings. I mean, everyone is different and that's what makes the world go around. 

What's your thoughts on DNF books? Let me know below and have a great weekend! 

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  1. Reading 75% or more and doing a review seems fair to me. By that point you have a good idea of the book. There's only a few books where the ended turned a bad book into a good one for me (Allegiant)

  2. I make to to almost 50% before I decide to DNF a book or not. If it's too tiring I stop earlier.
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  3. I hate not finishing books too although I am trying to be stricter with myself about not continuing to plod through a book I am not enjoying. Like you say, there I so many others out there!
    I do usually still review and try and explain why I am DNF. One indie author got quite upset that I hadn't reviewed his book and actually wanted my 1 star bad review published everywhere, rather than silence. Any publicity is goid publicity?

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

  4. DNF reviews are the hardest to write, but I feel like they are important to. There are tons of books I've been on the fence about and I read every review that pops up, good, bad, or DNF. I need feedback to figure out if the book is truly for me or not and every opinion helps. That's why I write DNF reviews because I want to help other readers out with their dilemmas!

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  5. I also hate not finishing a book. It makes me feel guilty, even though it shouldn’t. I’ll write a DNF review if I make it past 50% of the book, but I usually don’t make it that far, so I don’t write many DNF reviews.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I'm too much of a completionist to DNF many books but I always review them regardless of how far I got (I just state when I stopped and the reasons why). Happy reading!

    Austine @ NovelKnight

  7. Why did I read a shitty book when there are so many good books out there? That's how I always feel when I force myself to push on and finish a book. I hate that feeling and time I've wasted, but I also don't like to DNF books.

  8. I also find that when I am reading a book that I don't want to finish, I fall into a slump and get behind on my reading in general.
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  9. I don't review them but I don't mind people that do. I can at least see why they didn't finish and myabe it will help me wit choosing books.

  10. I DNF books very rarely. I don't often review them unless I'm obligated to than I try to share it in private with the person I have the agreement with. Following on Bloglovin and Twitter

  11. Before I started doing reviews for Netgalley and various book tour companies, I usually forced myself to finish books because I had to see how they ended. However, now, my read/review schedule is so packed, if a book is so flawed that it doesn't redeem itself in some way pretty quickly, it's going to get DNF-ed. I always try to explain specifically why I put it down, however!

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