Feature & Follow #23 ~ DNFing or Powering Through?

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

I feel pressure to power through - not necessarily from anyone, really more from myself. I hate giving up on anything, but there is a book I've been trying to read for months (I really don't want to name it). I'm 3/4 of the way through and really don't have any interest in finishing it although I kinda feel like it would be a waste if I didn't just power through the last 25%. I've considered emailing the author several times but haven't ever had to do this before, so I'm slightly nervous about it. My plan is to finish the book, then email the author and let it be known I didn't enjoy the book and would only rate it one or two stars (not sure which yet).



14 comments:

  1. This is why I don't review ARCS... I am always afraid that I am not going to like it and then have to tell the author and what not!!! EEK!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. I knew this day would come eventually, eep! Thanks for hopping through, and I'm really sorry for taking so long to respond!

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  2. I rarely DNF a book these days, but it does happen occasionally. I don't like DNGing something though. But luckily it's a rare occurrence!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. It's a rare occurence for me, too, luckily. I've given advice to friends to DNF books they were having a hard time getting through, but I can't seem to take my own advice! Thanks for stopping by, and I'm sorry it took me so long to respond!

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  3. Well, it all depends on it you're going to review the book. If you think it's going to be a one star book and you don't want to give a negative review, then don't bother finishing it. If you're planning on reviewing the book, then try to finish it because you're ALMOST there *cheers*.

    Old follower

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    1. I'm not sure if I should review it or not only because I'm going to be a writer one day and I read a blog post where you shouldn't post negative reviews of your peers. But there are authors who book blog and write books, so I don't know, I'm all confused. Thanks for stopping by, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond!

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  4. I don't like giving up, but I do at times if a book is particularly bad or just isn't suited to my taste.

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    My FF
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    1. This hasn't happened to me until now luckily. I probably will just finish the book since I'm so far into it. Thanks for stopping by and the awesome giveaway! :D I'm sorry I haven't responded sooner!

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  5. I always follow through. I feel like I'd miss out on something if I didn't. I'm a bloglovin follower.

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    1. I think that's why I'm so reluctant to DNF a book - I'm afraid of missing out on something. Thanks for stopping by, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond!

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  6. I am not looking forward to the day that I read an ARC and have to give a bad review. Not something I look forward to. Anyways, I try my hardest to push through.

    Following on twitter and bloglovin'.

    Britt @ Close Encounters of the Book Kind

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    1. I figured this day would eventually come, but I still am not sure how I am going to handle it. I'll be professional and polite because I know as we all do how much work and heart goes into writing and publishing books.

      Thanks for stopping by and I'm sorry it's taken so long to respond to you. Love your robot blog background!! :D

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  7. 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! Good luck with the book :)

    New follower :)

    Mia Hoddell

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    1. Powering through can definitely turn reading into a chore, and life's too short and TBRs are too long for that. This is the first and only time I've had trouble finishing a book, so I feel lucky in that aspect. Thanks for following, and I'm following back. Sorry I've taken so long to respond!

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