I DNF reading Don Quixote; I read 200 pages, but couldn’t go any more. Yeah, and when names are like Zzmklthy, I am immediately annoyed with the book. Yikes about that Nora Roberts book, what is the title? For example, one book used a fictional language that required I keep flipping to the front for the pronunciation guide. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. There have been a few books that I’ve stopped reading and will never pick up again. Haha I feel like this is me at least 90% of the time. I haven’t had many DNF this year. And I will always give a book a fair shot. Granted, not everyone needs to be “Dan”, but at least make it readable. Wow! I, Why I don’t read multiple books at a time, August 2020 Wrap-Up (It’s already September?!) . I think there’s an important distinction between “didn’t finish because it’s not for me” and “didn’t finish because it’s a terrible book”, but the reading community seems to assume that if you don’t finish something, it’s because it’s bad. ~SAT. And, honestly, it wasn’t bad. I know I have dnfed like a couple chapters in. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Holly! I dont write reviews about books I DNF because… I didnt finish them and I just don’t feel comfortable doing so and two (with ARCs) I always tell the publisher. No worries. It’s when I find myself starting to skim that I realize I’m not enjoying the book… and there’s too much I want to read to keep going with something I don’t like. It’s totally okay to back away from something if it doesn’t appeal to you. Eventually though, I had to come to the conclusion that my time was better suited elsewhere, that tennis was fun, sure, but it just wasn’t for me, and denying that was keeping that space on the team away from someone who truly wanted to be there. Their argument being, there are so many good books out there, so why waste time on a bad one. Welcome! After reading and loving A Game Of Thrones, it’s like a little path has been opened into my appreciating more lengthy and wordy fantasy novels and Priory is one of those. Another book was written with characters always being referred to by their full name. What’s funny about DNF’ing is that the books I DNF sometimes still worm their way into my psyche. My most recent book to go onto the ‘temporary DNF’ list is The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. Usually due to it being far too frustrating to continue. It’s better to stop reading what we don’t enjoy and read more of what we do enjoy . Blah blah blah. Why? So much depends on where you are in your life and what you’re looking for. ~SAT. We love books, traveling and we’re both marshmallows, basically. « Shining a light on book bloggers’ work: what do we really DO? Aside from needing to know how something ends, there is a societal pressure to finish everything you start, no matter what. I DNF’d a book at 60% a while ago because I was getting confused with the multiple view points. I’m glad I’m not the only one! It’s the third book in a series that started off with such great promise. Considering some of the books that I’ve finished that were a major slog, I think that book was just an unfortunate choice early in my book blogging “career,” and gives me a threshold for deciding to DNF. It just lost me. Not at this stage in my life. It was a very gritty dystopian book, and the first chapter was full of severed heads and pedophilia/incest (and it was a long, depressing chapter). Here are some reasons to DNF a book. It worked decently until ‘Catcher in the Rye’. I love those! I also DNFd The Priory of the Orange Tree… I wanted to like it, but it lost me in the middle. . Someone who reads as much as I do and blogs about it, I always read what’s trending for the year and sometimes, those books just aren’t for me. So here I am, not finishing a book this week, and setting a goal to be better about being honest with myself about books in the future. Thanks for your thoughts! DNF means “Did Not Finish” and out there in the world, I feel like there is a LOT of people who aren’t scared to DNF books and I applaud them because why keep reading a book you are not enjoying??! Seriously, what is the point? It’s just such a hard read to get through! . And if you look at it this way- if you read a book you enjoy it’s better for you, and the author, in the long run- because you pass it on. It hasn’t happened yet tbh but you never know right! But if I made it over a fourth of the way, I have to continue. I feel you. For me, it’s the pacing is so slow and the subject is just NOT interesting. It’s been over a month and today I’m excited t. What’s one book you recently fell in love with? But I still feel HORRIBLE for quitting, even though, if I were being completely honest, I was awful at it. Another book I sadly DNF’d about 2 months ago was The Priory Of The Orange Tree. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I think back to my first time reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (review coming soon!) I feel guilty if I don’t complete them. I generally give things a fair shot, but if it’s not working for me… ye, it goes! All different subjects/genres/all YA. Read You Later shelf is a nice classification for these types of books! ~SAT. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ~SAT. But loads of people loved it. lol). The last two books I DNF’d were lofty classics that seem very well worth my time, but I could tell I didn’t have the attention span necessary to give them the devoted attention they deserved at that moment. ( Log Out / That’s how I felt about Siege and Storm and finally got into it more by Ruin and Rising though heh.
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