Stop & Chat is a weekly discussion post here at Read. Sleep. Repeat. where we talk about what ever tickles my fancy!
This week’s Stop & Chat is something that causes a lot of controversy in the book blogging world. And personally I’ve had people make comments about it here on my blog.
I never thought, that such a simple act would cause such controversy! Especially since everyone has their own reason for deciding to DNF a book! Personally I’ll DNF a book with little fuss or flare. I’ve always believed that there are way too many good books out there for me to FORCE myself through one that I’m just not enjoying. And yes I even feel this way about ARC’s. No this isn’t me saying I read 20 pages and call it quits (usually it’s never that bad) but if after 100 or so pages I know I’m not going to enjoy it, I push it to the side and review what I read and why I made the DNF call. And you know what? THAT’S MY CALL! I think it’s utterly ridiculous for someone to attempt to pass judgement on me for making that call, and I think it’s equally ridiculous for them to tell me I should be “ashamed for attempting to review a book I didn’t even read”. If you know me you know 3 very important facts about me:
- I don’t give two cents about what anyone thinks of me.
- My goal is to have fun.
- I do what I want. End of discussion.
People who attempt to belittle my decision to DNF, while annoying, do nothing to help their case. I never rate a book I DNF and I always explain why I DNF. If that’s not enough for some people I suggest they unfollow, unsubscribe, and ignore me in general.
OK, so obviously I was feeling some kind of way about this discussion! But I’m ok now. So tell me, what are your DNF policies and views.