Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. For more information on this neat blog hop, to see other bloggers’ Feature and Follow posts for this question, and to sign up check out both of those blogs at the links I’ve provided. It’s a great way to discover new bloggers and learn a thing or two about everyone who participates.
The question this week is:
How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?
I have a hard time not finishing a book that I don’t like. Being an aspiring writer, I know that it is hard to write, and part of me really wants to support the author just by finishing the book. It also depends on why I’m not liking the book. Not liking it because it is poorly written is much different than not liking it because the book has something that completely turns me off from it (ie. needlessly killing animals, abusive teenage relationships, etc.). I also always hold out hope that the book will do something to redeem itself. I’m always trying to pick out the positives. I will say though, that once I finish them, books that I don’t like immediately go into my TDP (to donate pile) immediately after reading. I do at some point see a time when I will start to not finish the books that I just don’t like.
So what do you do with books you don’t like?
Let me know in the comments below, and if you are participating, leave me a link to your Feature and Follow Friday so I can go check it out.