Thursday, August 1, 2013

Follow Friday #29!

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This weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's features are The Mile Long Bookshelf and Hardcore Heroine.

How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?
It just depends, actually. I used to power through every single book that I read, even if I didn't like it at all, but now I kind of just DNF if I don't see the point in finishing. Of course, if it's a review copy, then I definitely have to finish, but no one says I can't skim through the last few pages if I really don't like it. I mean, if people said a certain book was SO GOOD, and I didn't like it halfway through, I'd definitely just finish it and see. If not, I'd probably just drop it. But I'd definitely get halfway through any book before even considering DNF-ing it.

How about you guys?

If you're a new follower, comment below and I'll be more than glad to follow back!

Happy Friday!

**I prefer GFC and/or Bloglovin' followers! Thanks!

31 comments:

  1. Happy Friday :) I have a hard time DNFing, too, but I hope I'll become better at ti. There are so many books I want to read!

    Old Bloglovin' follower, here's my FF post

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  2. I agree! I keep on going especially if there's a lot of hype over the book. New follower :)

    Follow me back? http://metaphoricalgirl.blogspot.com/2013/08/ff-friday-1.html

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  3. My time has become more limited since I started working full-time, and I find myself less inclined to power through if I hate something/am bored by it. I still do my hardest not to DNF, cause I feel so guilty. But I do it on occasion. Unless I really loathe it though, I'm unlikely to review it. I'd rather spend my time talking about books that I love! :) New bloglovin and GFC follower.

    My FF:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/08/follow-me-friday-25.html

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    1. And YAY! :) I hope you like Anna and the French Kiss. One of my faves from a couple years ago. I really liked Beta as well!

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  4. When its a review copy and I really really hate it, then sometimes I do go and check out other reviews for the book. If it's a consensus that the book sucks, then I won't feel bad DNFing the book. If everyone loves it, then I might force myself to finish it. And then rant in my review about how everyone lied to me and the book SUCKED!

    Old follower :)

    My FF

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  5. I do feel guilty if I have to DNF a review copy. I actually had to do that recently. I just couldn't get into the book or connect with the characters. I felt kind of bad though. Great response :) New GFC Follower!

    Janina
    My FF!

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  6. I skip review copies for this reason.. I know I have to finish them and would feel bad if I didn't!!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. Welp, there are definitely some good review copies out there, and some bad ones! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I usually don't give up until I am at least half done, and I have to be completely over the book or I will power it out.
    New follower via Blog LovinA
    Ashley
    Nook of Books
    My F&F

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  8. That's how it is for me, I have to finish at least half of the book.

    New bloglovin follower :)

    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great answer! I completely agree with you, however, I read at least 100 pages allowing enough time for something to occur and capture my attention before I DNF a book.

    NEW FOLLOWER :0)
    My FF: http://onceuponamoonlightreview.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/feature-follow-1.html

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  10. Even with review copies I sometimes don't finish them if I've got a good reason. I'll write a small review explaining why I can't finish it, but at the end of a day, if I don't like a book, I don't like it.

    Happy Friday!
    My FF
    Blogaversary Giveaway

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    1. I get what you mean! Thanks for stopping by, and happy Friday to you too!

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  11. Usually, I will give it 50-100 pages but it has to be fast-paced to keep my interest. I'm picky about what I read so only have 1 DNF so far!

    New GFC follower :)

    Mia Hoddell
    Gift card giveaway

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  12. I always power through books because I feel as if there's something better awaiting me somewhere in the book. Great answer! I'm a new GFC follower. :)

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  13. It depends on the book for me. If I really WANT to like it I'll be more patient, but if I'm just so- so on it I'm more willing to DNF. If somebody recommends it I also will give it more time... new follower via bloglovin and GFC.

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  14. Hi there!
    I'm following via GFC
    Laura
    www.thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com

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  15. I used to power through now with so many books on my review pile I don't have the energy. Sorry I'm late this week.
    Thanks for sharing.
    old follower
    My FF

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