Aug 1, 2013

Follow Friday

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?

MY ANSWER: Well, it really depends on how much I am not liking the book. Sometimes I feel like some have the potential to be something good, so I will power through that one. And sometimes, it turns out I was right and the book did get better towards the end. Or sometimes it was still as unenjoyable as I thought it was, yet there's still this tiny tingle of hope for the better for the next book.

Other times, if I am really, really not enjoying one I will quit wherever I am in the book. Although, that doesn't happen too much. I usually find myself powering through the book because I want to at least finish the first one to give it a full chance. But there have been times I started skimming through the end and those are usually ones I don't enjoy at all. But yeah, there have been a few DNF reads on my blog, so I can't say that I've never done it. Just very rarely it seems!


  1. I rarely do it too! By the way.. my book club is reading White Cat next month so thanks again for sending it to me!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  2. I hate when I have to start skimming! Thanks for stopping by My FF!

    (old follower!)

  3. I don't usually like when books have a slow beginning, but it's great when they have a good climax/end. :)

    My FF :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  4. I have at times, stopped reading and come back to it and I've felt better about it.

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. I can't help it, once I'm committed to a book, I have to finish it.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)
    Have a good weekend.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. I've done the "skim" for potential DNFs too. Sometimes knowing that the book does get better is enough to persuade me to power though.

    But, sadly, not always.

    My FF

  7. Thanks for stopping by my FF, Jessica!

    I used to forge on and on with a book I wasn't enjoying. It's two years down the line almost, and I seriously don't do that anymore. If I don't enjoy something, I set it aside. Life's too short, and there are loads of books waiting to be read.

    Have a good weekend.

    Sandra SSBF Blog

  8. Sometimes there just are too many books and I'd much rather read something I really want to read!! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have an amazing weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  9. I have trouble 'letting' myself DNF, but I think I'll try to be better about it. Reading is supposed to be a pleasure, and if I can't find anything pleasurable or enjoyable in a book, I should really just put it down...

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. Have a fantastic Friday, Jessica!

  10. Just popping by to say hi. I'm guilty of a little skimming too. If I still can't get into things and I'm getting desperate, I'll skip to the back and read forward and then go back to my original spot. I eventually finish somewhere in the middle. Thanks for stopping by

  11. Sometimes when I have trouble with a book I go to another one and well if I forget I was reading the other one then I figure I didn't need to read Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. I amy join Follow Friday next week, as I just came across your meme! There are some books I DNF for all kinds of reasons. But I do feature a lot of books even though I may not do a full review.

  13. Yes, I like to give the book a chance too. So I power through.

    Here is my FF

    Have a great month!

  14. Good answer. I agree. Happy Friday :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I typically end up skimming something before I put it down too just to try and finish it. I've put some down for good, but not too many.

    Meredith’s Musings

  16. I think I'm that way, too. It sort of depends on my mood. Sometimes I just have more patience to power through than at other times. Sometimes, the plot may be slow, but I keep reading in hopes that it will pick up. Other times, the writing is so horrible that, although I determine to power through, I just can't and eventually give up. Good points! :D

    My FF

  17. Great answer. I'm the same. I power through, wondering (hoping) the book gets better. There have been enough times that was the case that I've made a habit to try my all to finish now. Some books just need a chance. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier, as always, Jessica! ♥
    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    Old follower

  18. Thanks for stopping by my FF! I don't think I have as much perseverance as you - I don't always finish the first books of series if I don't like the characters/writing.

  19. That's a good point, sometimes it takes a while to get to the point where I like a book. I'll usually go at least halfway unless I REALLY don't like it, but that's rare.

    New follower via bloglovin and GFC. Have a good day!

  20. I sort-of get what you mean. When I was reading The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda, I really wasn't liking it one bit... but I could see SO much potential for a great sequel! I doubt I'll be picking it up anytime soon though... Maybe one day!

    Thanks for visiting my FF! I'm already following! :D

  21. I always follow through on books for fear of missing out on something. I'm an old follower! :)

  22. I'm glad you rarely DNF! But I understand when you do :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Old follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  23. I have yet to DNF, but if I come across a book I truly can't get into, I think I'm going to have to start. There's just not enough time to get stuck on books that aren't amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  24. I usually give a book a decent chance but if I don't like the MC it's a DNF for me.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old bloglovin follower.

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

  25. You're right that it really could all be worth it by the time that you make it to the end :D I know that I've only DNF'd a few as well. Love your answer. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF. Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  26. I get what you mean. I completely disliked Delirium, but the ending was worth the read, hehe. Thanks for stopping by. Old follower.

  27. I rarely DNF. Thanks for stopping by my FF. -Following.

  28. I usually power through too, but there's definitely been books I wish I had DNFed!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF, I'm an old follower :)

  29. I haven't ever had a DNF until now. I think since I'm 3/4 of the way through, I'll try to finish it. :O Thanks for stopping by My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl. :D


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