Tuesday, April 14

TMST: DNFing and When to Do It.


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 

When do you know it’s time to DNF?

I hate, hate, HATE DNFing. I always have a huge cloud of guilt over me when I even contemplate calling it done and over. However, sometimes enough is enough and I have to close the book and walk away. 

Here are my huge red flags that I need to let it go:

- Something happens or a character says/feels/does something that really bugs me and makes me not want to read any further. 
-  If I dread reading more. That is not a good sign
-  Taking a long time to finish a book just because I really don't want to not because of other external reasons that have nothing to do with said book. 
- Starting to skim and not retaining anything I did read.
- When the story makes me fall asleep especially at critical points in the story that should be making me stay up WAY too late. 
- When the writing makes me groan and roll my eyes. 
- Just when the book just flat out suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks. 

It sucks, but sometimes you have to just let it go. Someday...maybe...I may retry it. 

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Melliane said...

I don't like to do it either

Blodeuedd said...


Carole Rae said...

Melliane, its so hard to do it


Jen Twimom said...

Those are my triggers, too. I find if it's a review book, however, I really should finish it, unless I really hate it. It's tough.

Carole Rae said...

Jen, yaaa I suck it up for review books. I haven't had an awful one so far bc I am super picky on the review books I agree to.