This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread. Sounds like GFC is eventually going away.. so you may want to follow by email or bloglovin/feedly (I love both). And now for this week's question....
Q. How do you handle a book you don't like? Do you DNF or do you power through?
A. I really do try to read everything.. even if it is not good. That is why all the books that I have ever not finished I made through like 500 pages then quit. For me I didn't finish Freedom by Franzen, and a Discovery of Witches by Harkness comes to mind. Though I have been meaning to go back and try a Discovery of Witches again. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood? I also did not finish Lisey's Story by Stephen King!! Yes I am shocked too... but even my main man King sometimes writes bad books. Though he has said this is his favorite book out of all his books. WHY STEVE WHY!!!
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500 pages? Holy shit...okay, if I were to invest that much time into a book, I'd probably finish. I typically slap my DNF on a book within the first couple of chapters. Once I get to 50%, then I'm committed.ReplyDelete
HHAHHAHA! Yea it was pretty cray cray. But I just couldn't take that crap anymore. DONE and DONE!Delete
Yeah I usually try powering through a read, but I can't get into it in any way, I have to DNF it.ReplyDelete
Sad to hear Discovery of Witches is one that is sort of a DNF for you. I kept thinking I might try that one day!
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That happens to me sometimes, if I'm not in the mood to read a book, I usually put it away and come back to read it later. :)ReplyDelete
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Jackie @Jackie's Book World
My mood can totally change if I liked a book or not.Delete
Thanks for stopping by my FF. If it doesn't grab my interest, I DNF. Life's too short to force myself into reading something that feels like a chore. I love reading, so won't read something that I'm not interested in.ReplyDelete
Hahah, love the gif! I also like to read loads until I just kind of snap, and don't finish reading it. Mostly I try to finish a book, but sometimes, it's just awful. I can't.ReplyDelete
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~Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines
It's true.. it's like I snap and just can't take anymore of the book!!Delete
Yes, I'll try to power through books I don't like but will DNF if necessary, no matter how far along I am. I'll also try to pick a book back up if I didn't finish since I might not have been in the right mood. That was the case for A Game of Thrones, which is one of my favorites series. Sometimes, you never know and get lucky. Rarely, but sometimes happens. :)ReplyDelete
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I did the same thing with Game of Thrones!!!Delete
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If I start it, I usually try to finish (especially if I get as far in as 500 pages). The busier I get, the more likely I am to DNF, but I can usually tell if it isn't for me fairly soon. Thanks for stopping by this week!ReplyDelete
Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads
Gaw .. I still wish I had just went ahead and finished Discovery of Witches!Delete
I'm the same way. I rarely DNF because I like to finish things, but sometimes, there's just no other choice. :D Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
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If a book is really long and I've gotten over halfway through, I'll try to finish it. If not, I won't if it isn't good.ReplyDelete
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It's hard to make myself give up on a book. Which sucks because it can totally put you in a reading funk if you keep going.ReplyDelete
I agree... if I keep going just because they that makes it even worse!Delete
How funny that King's favorite book is the one that you haven't been able to get into. I do think that mood sometimes plays a role in the enjoyment of the book (though I've heard many people say Discovery of Witches wasn't for them). I am better about setting aside books after I've just started them rather than once I'm in the middle. Except audio--it's so much easier for me to stop listening even if I'm more than halfway through.ReplyDelete
I haven't quit an audio yet... but that does seem like it would be easier to quit.Delete
I always try to continue through on books in case I'm missing something from not finishing. I'm a Bloglovin follower.ReplyDelete
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I try to finish books even if they're really bad. You never know. One might surprise you. If it is really long and I haven't enjoyed anything by page 400 then I will put the book down. Luckily, I haven't had that happen yet.ReplyDelete
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Britt @ Close Encounters of the Book Kind
I try to finish too it drives me nuts if I don't.Delete
Gerald's Game was the Stephen King book I couldn't finish. I did like Discovery of Witches though.ReplyDelete
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Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book
I actually haven't read Gerald's Game yet. I hear people don't like Tommyknockers either!Delete
I have a hard time not finishing books. That's just me I guess. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed back via bloglovin.ReplyDelete
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
It definitely hurts not finishing books but I just don't like to spend my time on something I don't enjoy so I normally try to put it aside and go back to it later to see it I like it any better.ReplyDelete
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I haven't heard of the ones you mentioned that you weren't able to make it through, but maybe that's a good thing? LOL. Sorry to hear about your King book that wasn't for you - I know how much you love him. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.ReplyDelete
I do the same, and power through!ReplyDelete
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I power through. Although I have yet to do a DNF, Not sure I ever will but never say never right?ReplyDelete
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I try to power through because it really bothers me when I don't finish something, lol. Thanks for visiting My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl. :DReplyDelete
It just dawned on me that you said you couldn't finish Lisey's Story. I hated that book. I did finish it but it took me 6 months to get through it and it is bay far my least favorite book ever. I'm so glad I am not the only one who didn't care for that book.ReplyDelete