Friday, 2 August 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #11

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

When I'm reading a book that I'm not enjoying I try to give it a chance and read it all. I have ended up loving about 90% of these books as they've gotten better as the story progressed. Take Across The Universe for example, I really didn't like the book at the start but as more stuff started happening I wanted to carry on reading. Man, I love that book. However, there are times when I come across a book that I cannot stand and have to stop reading immediately. If I'm not hooked by 100 or so pages I know I will not like it. Sadly there are books that this has happened with. Uglies by Scott Westerfield is one of those books, so many people loved it and yet here I was hating the characters. It didn't grab me. It didn't appeal to me. Quite frankly, it bored me! So to answer the question, I do try to pull through and read the whole book but sometimes I just don't have the strength to carry on.

What do you do when you're not enjoying a book?


  1. I agree about Uglies. I just couldn't get into it. New follower :) Check out my FF at

  2. Yeah, I try to give every book a chance in case it just starts out slow! New follower :)

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  3. Good answer! I used to power on, but with so many books waiting to be read, it's not worth the pain.

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  4. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE I was kind of in the middle about liking it or not. Ironically, it is kind of a DNF for me, but not on purpose. I borrowed it from the library and ran out of time to finish reading it before it was due. I'm waiting for it to be available again so I can finish it.

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  5. It's hard to DNF a book but I've done it a few times as well. It's hard for me to really say when I call it quits as each time is kind of different. But it's rare for me to DNF a read as well.

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  6. I try sooo hard to carry on too. I really make a big effort. Though then I might read it for hours to just get it over with which means I'm tired when I read it and that makes me dislike it even more.

    Angela's Anxious Life

  7. Nice answer. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. It's okay if the characters are good and the plot bad, but if the characters are bad I just can't deal with it ><

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  9. I agree if I'm not hooked by page 100 pages I usually don't make it to the end. A book has to be fast-paced to keep my interest.

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  10. That's a really great answer. I happen to always power through books in case something better is waiting for me. I'm a Bloglovin follower.

  11. If I think it has a lot of potential and I'm curious, I'll stick with it. But if it's awful I just stop!

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