15 October 2010

Friday Ramblings: DNF Books and Book Blogger Hop

Jenn from Crazy-for-Books hosts a Book Blogger Hop every week and this week's question is:

"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?"

Lynette's Two Cents:

I have this habit of always stating my opinion, mostly when I'm asked my opinion and sometimes when I'm not! LOL! I also have a somewhat busy life. I work full-time, I'm a mother of two young children who are trying to drive my crazy. I'm a wife, and I have a passion for reading and writing. All these things leave little time in my life. So, if I'm reading a book that I just can't get into, I stop reading and move on to the next thing. After all, when I'm reading, I usually have kids crawling over me or someone wanting my attention. If the book I'm reading doesn't capture my attention, I put it down. Sometimes I pick it back up again, sometimes I do not.

Why I won't pick up a book again:
  1. The quality of writing is not there. The story could be good, but I'm bogged down in basic writer mistakes, like too much description, not enough description. No plot, no charecter development.
  2. The story is blah, the writing is okay, but I'm just not getting pulled into the story. Most of the time this happens because I just don't give a darn about the charecters. This is where I go. It's not you, it's me.
Why I'll pick a book up again:
  1. Everyone is raving about a book. I read it and I'm like, WTF are these people on crack? Don't they see that the heroine is dumbass, the hero an abusive you know what? What is the big drawl? Are they reading the same thing I am? LOL! I try to give my book buddies the benefit of the doubt and finish the story only to realize that yes, I'm right this isn't working and the rest of the world is insane! LOL!
  2. The story is unique, but it's just not for me. I know that this is an individual thing. So I'll read the book, because I'm immersed in the world. I'll just read it at my own pace.

I'm sure they're more, but that's all I can think for right now. What about you?

And if you have a chance stop on by Crazy for Books. She does an awesome Book Blooger Hop every week. I haven't done it in awhile and I thought, why not!

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know who you are, why you stopped by, and why you DON'T FINISH A BOOK!

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9 people posted their 2 cents:

GREYZ said...

Dropping by via the Friday hops. :) I am also your newest follower. If you have the time, drop by Clandestine Sanctuary.

xoxo. Greyz

Anonymous said...

Hopping by,

I like your strong opinion on the subject, I feel guilty mostly :)

Lover of Romance said...

I loved your answer to the question, it can be a tough one, I think!!! For me I just try to get to the halfway point and if I can't read more than I just put it in the DNF pile, thankfully most of my books come from the library, so I haven't wasted my own money lol!!! Hope you are well and having a fun filled weekend!

Feel free to come on over to my place at Addicted To Romance

Happy Reading!

Sylvia said...

"I read it and I'm like, WTF are these people on crack? Don't they see that the heroine is dumbass, the hero an abusive you know what? What is the big drawl? Are they reading the same thing I am?"

I hear you! Sometimes I wonder if it really is the same book! ^_~

Sarah said...

Returning your hop, and so glad I did! Terrific answer! I'm trying to be more like that, but honestly its like my ego gets in the way, and I feel defeated if I can't finish a book. Its no way to think or feel, and I'm doing my best to change that.

Lynette said...

Thanks to everyone who hopped on by. I really appreciate it.

@loverofromance - I get most of my books at the library as well. I'm really lucky that if my system doesn't have a certain book, I can request it through most of the libraries throughout the state.

@sylvia - LOL. I'm glad that I'm not the only one!

@sarah - Just say NO! It's easy and your reading life will be greatly enhanced! LOL!

Heather said...

Yeah, I actually am considering picking a book back up again that I put down a long time ago. I figure I was probably too young to enjoy it... but almost everyone I've ever seen who has read it, RAVES about it. (The book is Watership Down)
So... I should probably bite the bullet and read it.

New follower here!

Stop by and check out my Blog Hop and Follow Friday HERE!

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Kwana said...

If I'm really not that into a book I won't finish it but for some reason I keep it around close by on my shelf or near my bed haunting me and making me feel guilty for not loving it and finishing it. Why do I do that? Must stop.

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