Hello fabulous readers!! This week our topic for Book Girls is DNFing books. We all have different ways to go about it and so each of us wanted to talk about our system for it.
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I am very patient when it comes to books. I mean, with so many books to read, I can't sit there and listen to a book drone on an on about who knows what if it's not holding my attention. So when is the point I DNF? Well, there are many reasons.
I am a big character reader. To me, the characters are the most important part of a book. Not to say the rest isn't important too, I will get to that. I want to feel some type of connection, especially if it's a book written in first person. If I don't care about a character at all, why am I going to care where the story goes? I don't even have to like a character. I just have to be convinced that I want to read about them and know what will happen. I will admit though, that if a character is especially awful, I would rather they just go fall off a cliff along with the book.
Well, this is a reason we all pick up a book right? I need the story to flow well. It needs to make sense. I know that when we get into time travel and parallel universe stuff it can get tricky, but make me believe your story without making my head spin please.
Ever feel like when you are reading a book you keep seeing the same types of phrases over and over? I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. Like when they characters are like "Hey." and then the other is all, "Hey yourself." on every other page. Okay, we get it. They like to say it, but I am sick of reading it every other minute. Okay? Thanks.
Then there's always just the WTF am I reading thing that happens once in a while. You start a book, you are really excited, you get like 40-50 pages in and are like O_o!! I usually try to give a book until 100 pages, but sometimes it just doesn't work. Then there are other books that I give the benefit of the doubt if they are short, and I wish I had just put them down. I don't have a solid system, but it's something. Lol!!
What makes you DNF? Do we share some of the same thoughts? Let me know in the comments.