This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
Hey! So this is my official ‘hello’ after going on a short blogging hiatus which ended on Wednesday. I was quite busy and glad I took a break–not sure what I’d be like right now if I didn’t! Damn that English essay on Northanger Abbey…
Anywho, today I am talking about DNFing books. I’m a little not sure what to do at times, and I’m curious to hear what you guys do when you DNF a review copy!
A DNF simply stands for ‘did not finish’. Some books can get excruciatingly painful to read and the only option left is to mark it as not finished, or DNF. This is a commonly used term in the bookish world. 😀
What I normally do when I DNF is I tend to write a mini review on the book–only if it was a review copy though. Books that I bought or borrowed from the library don’t deserve the effort for a review. However, like yesterday when I had originally planned a review of Teardrop by Lauren Kate but I DNFed it pretty much before Chapter 3, due to it’s poor writing and typical premise that started to open up, I did not end up posting because there simply was not much to say. On the other hand, I reviewed The Fall by Claire Merle and had DNFed that around 1/4 way through. So for me, it totally varies to whether I review a DNF book or not.
But I guess the main question is: Do you rate a DNFed book? Personally, I do. And it always tends to be one star. Still, I see some people rate DNFed books 2 or 3 stars even. I find it rather interesting, if you were to DNF a book, why rate it 2 or 3 stars when you clearly could not read on? Is it because it had potential? Or is it because it just wasn’t your thing? However that then just links back to whether you are a mood rater, or a calculator.
So what about you, do you rate and review DNFed ARCs?
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