Thursday, August 1, 2013

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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....


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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!!!

 What about you???

42 comments:

  1. I was in the middle of writing my first Follow Friday post and I got my bloglovin email that had yours in it. I like the little Gif, I will have to figure that out someday.

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    1. Slowly but surely everything will come together for you!!! LOL!!! I know it!

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  2. 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.

    My FF

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    1. HHAHHAHA! Yea it was pretty cray cray. But I just couldn't take that crap anymore. DONE and DONE!

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  3. Yeah I usually try powering through a read, but I can't get into it in any way, I have to DNF it.

    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!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. 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. :)
    New Follower via bloglovin. :D

    My FF :)


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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    1. My mood can totally change if I liked a book or not.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! New follower via bloglovin' and twitter!

    ~Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines

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    1. It's true.. it's like I snap and just can't take anymore of the book!!

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  7. 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. :)

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    Old GFC and bloglovin' follower

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    1. I did the same thing with Game of Thrones!!!

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  8. Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my little Avalon. And I think it's very brave of you to take care of your diabetic kitties. By the way, just started following you through Bloglovin (as Vanessa Morgan). Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. OH! I am so glad you visited my blog!! I actually have a blog for my cats too!!

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  9. 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!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Gaw .. I still wish I had just went ahead and finished Discovery of Witches!

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  10. 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!

    My FF

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  11. 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.

    Happy Friday!
    My FF
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  12. 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.

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    1. I agree... if I keep going just because they that makes it even worse!

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  13. 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.

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    1. I haven't quit an audio yet... but that does seem like it would be easier to quit.

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  14. I always try to continue through on books in case I'm missing something from not finishing. I'm a Bloglovin follower.

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  15. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am not following via bloglovin!

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  16. 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.

    Following on twitter

    Britt @ Close Encounters of the Book Kind

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    1. I try to finish too it drives me nuts if I don't.

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  17. Gerald's Game was the Stephen King book I couldn't finish. I did like Discovery of Witches though.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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    1. I actually haven't read Gerald's Game yet. I hear people don't like Tommyknockers either!

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  18. 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.
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

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  19. 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.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your layout it so cute :) New follower via GFC and Bloglovin'

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  20. 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.

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  21. I do the same, and power through!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF, I'm an old follower :)

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  22. I power through. Although I have yet to do a DNF, Not sure I ever will but never say never right?

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  23. 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. :D

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  24. 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.

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