8 September 2014

Bookish Talk


This is my first bookish talk, I think, so I don't know if this is a legit meme. If it is, expect an edit in bold below.

What I would love to talk about is DNFing. It's a big topic in the bookblogosphere, but how long is too long?
Are we being too frivolent with our DNFing?

DNF - Did Not Finish

Personally, I class not finishing a book as not reading it for over twenty consecutive days. If my Goodreads is telling me I haven't updated the book since June 3, I think it's pretty safe to say that I am not going to finish this book.

But I don't want to take them off my list incase I do carry on! 

Of course, there is also DNFing because I just cannot read the dang book anymore. *50 Shades of Grey*


I don't usually do that because I do like to give the book a fair chance, but also I NEED to know what happens at the end. So I am a pretty low DNFer.
Thanks to Wikipedia, though, that has changed recently. Now if I don't like a book, I can still find out what happens, albeit without much context, and then usually I carry on reading. Worst reading habit ever.
I try not to do that though as I would rather read the book and be happily surprised!

Stefani just wrote a great post on DNFing if you want some more info.

How do you decide when that book is in your DNF list?
Please let me know in the comments below.



2 comments:

  1. That gif is pretty much the best thing ever (I actually just recently rewatched this movie so I especially appreciate it). That's how I feel about a lot of books.
    I don't think Bookish Talk is a meme. I just wanted a title for my post. Haha. If it is a meme, let me know!

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  2. I just commented over on Stef's post about this too - I'm going to copy my comment in!
    I wrote about this when I first started blogging (http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/rant-where-have-all-the-reviews-gone/) and should probably do an update on it. I used to be one of those people who couldn’t leave a story unfinished. It was my bookish-OCD, I just couldn’t not know what happened in the story, even if I wasn’t enjoying it. If I completely hated it, I could put it down, but it only happened maybe once a year. Blogging had actually made me DNF more (or sometimes skim-read-to-the-finish-line if it’s a meh book but I want to get the gist of the story). It took a while for me to come around to the idea, but it’s liberating and helps with my other bookish-OCD – the anxiety I get that I will NEVER be able to read ALL the books! Lol R x

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