Thursday, August 1, 2013

Follow Friday [5]: DNF?


This meme is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

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




A: I wish I could say that I power through because sometimes that is rewarding. Usually if I'm not enjoying a book, I end up trying to read a few more pages, but then my mind starts wander....

And when that happens, I'm doomed for a DNF.

 

 

Books I Found Worth the Push:

  • The Secret Garden
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Good Earth
 

Books That I Eventually Want to Continue (but are currently DNF):

  • A Tale of Two Cities
 

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26 comments:

  1. The classics and I have a love/hate relationship. Some day I will finish all of them, but right now they're all piled on a DNF shelf. I just can't stand the dryness of some of them.

    My FF

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    1. Some are pretty good, but a lot drag on.

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  2. *gasp* oh nooo Tale of Two Cities?? It's one of my fave classics... haha. I can totally understand people who DNF it though, and it's weird bc I actually really dislike Dickens' other stuff. First time I read it was for high school English so I had to read it so now I think I love it because I know the whole story and know which areas to push through?

    I rarely DNF books.. I think a part of me just hopes it'll improve or something but I may skim if it's pretty bad.

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    1. Loved A Christmas Carol, that's why I picked up Tale of Two Cities. Need to give another chance soon.

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  3. I don't read many classics outside of school, so I don't DNF them often.

    New bloglovin follower

    My FF: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-6-how-do-you-handle.html

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    1. I try to pick up one every now and then. Following back :)

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  4. I usually DNF. It's a bad habit :( If I stay, it's only for the characters. New follower, check out my FF at www.myviewpointonbooks.blogspot.com!

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    1. Haha..it is sprta of a bad habit. But I agree!

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  5. New bloglovin follower
    I too am a DNF. Too many good books...
    My F&F

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    1. Totally agree. and following back!

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  6. Good answer. Thanks for sharing :)

    new follower via bloglovin

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-58.html

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    1. Following back :) and thank you!

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  7. Ha ha yeah that happens! I try not to DNF, but there's been a few... just couldn't do it. :)

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    1. Haha...sometimes I put them on my maybe later shelf instead of my DNF.

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  8. I always follow through on books in hopes that it'll get better. I'm a bloglovin follower.

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  9. Ugh Wuthering Heights would be an exampleof a book that I "powered through" on, disliked, and still can't remember what I read about!
    Old feedly follower :))

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    1. haha...that book has been a while for me. But it was challenging. I picked up becaue one of my favorite movies mentioned

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  10. I try to power through. For some reason it stresses me out to not finish a book :/.

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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    1. I wish I could power through more often.

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  11. I totally DNFed Wuthering Heights.
    New follower on bloglovin'

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  12. 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! I'm not counting the classics I refused to read in high school though as they weren't my choice; Pride & Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird and Shakespeare - never again.

    New follower :)

    Mia Hoddell

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    1. I love to read. But I refused to read a lot in high school too :)
      hehe.

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  13. I usually am a power through girl myself..although I have learned that if I don't like a book or its not interesting enough to capture me I fall asleep so I know how it feel to have your mind wander to much to pass out..lol

    new blog lovin follower

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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    1. If I don't like it my mind is in la la land :) hehe

      Thanks for the follow.

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