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.


  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!

  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