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This week’s question comes from Christina at The Paperback Princesses:
“When you read a book that you just can’t get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?”
It all depends on whether I’m wanting to review the book or not. I’ve definitely done this in the past, when the dust jacket (or back cover) gives a misleading summary of the book. I have actually dropped a book within the first five pages before–not because the writing was terrible, but because I probably looked the author up on wiki or the book on wiki, and realized the summary was misleading (I have noticed that Frank Peretti’s books are like this). I would have purposely avoided said books if the summaries had been straight-forward.
However, if I’m planning on reviewing the book, I’ll stick it out. I won’t review a book if I didn’t finish it. I know some bloggers will, and they will use “DNF” as their “rating”, but I feel I can’t give a book a fair review if I don’t finish it.
That said, it’s been a long time since I’ve actually put a book down because I didn’t enjoy it.