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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Feature and Follow #1

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Feature & Follow is a weekly hop organised by Alison Can Read and Parajunkie, to promote their blogs - as well as make new friends. This week is #160!

If you're following me through F&F, I'd love it if you could leave a comment here to let me know! I can follow back via GFC, Bloglovin', Twitter and Goodreads, or 'like' on Facebook page.


This week's question: 


How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?


Normally I will know by 50-100 pages whether it's for me. There are two categories books fall into for me when I don't like one:
1) I hate it, I can't read another page! - If I feel this strongly I will almost certainly give up and mark it as DNF. For me reading is a hobby  use to relax with so I don't see the point in torturing myself - it's not fun. This has only happened once though.

2) I'm not really hooked but I want to see what happens with [something] - I may not be enjoying a book but there may be one small thing keeping me interested, for example how a romance turns out. If this is the case I may power through or skip to the end. 

What about you? What do you do? Also take a look at my giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. The more entries I get the more money I give away! HERE If you're a blogger and would be interested in helping me promote  this giveaway (shares/likes/tweets/features etc) I'd love to hear from you!

Here are the other blogs taking part in the hop:



33 comments:

  1. I usually give the book 150 pages. The make or break element of a book are the characters for me.

    New follower, check out my FF, #16 :)

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  2. I agree, although the plot has to be fast-paced for me. I don't tend to get a lot of DNFs though as I'm picky about what I read and can tell if it would suit me :)

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  3. I have hoped books will get better and rarely have I been right. Still I push through and then usually take a break from reading for awhile once I finish

    I'm a new follower, and thanks for following my blog. Looking forward to read through all your posts.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my FF, Mia. I usually try up until 5 chapters or so, but it's happened that once I couldn't get past the 2nd! That was an awful thing to happen. I'm picky, too, but there are times where the premise is heading in a direction I haven't encountered before, so I'll hang in there a little longer just to see what happens.

    New follower via Bloglovin'.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

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  5. Following via GFC. I always hope it will turn around, so I don't abandon books very often. The only 1 I remember is Bossypants and think I'd rather give the audio a try.

    Thanks for following my blog, returning the follow. Have a great day!

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  6. I never DNF! But I'm glad you have stipulations :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Nwe GFC and Google Plus follower!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  7. Totally agree with your thoughts. After this week's discussion I am also considering giving myself a 'boundary' when it comes to reading. I am thinking 150 pages or the first three chapters?

    Thanks for the follow! I am returning via Bloglovin and following reviews on Goodreads!

    Sunrise Avenue

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  8. Hi Mia,
    Thanks for stopping by. I love your answer.

    New blog lovin follower

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  9. Oh I've definitely had those ones where I am too stubborn to quit because I feel like it could get better. Those I tend to like sometimes...like giving them 3/5 stars and will try out the next book in the series. But I am not afraid to DNF an unenjoyable read. Life's too short for that!

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! Returning the follow!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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  10. Yes, #2 happens for me a lot more than just completely not liking it. Sometimes it's enough to get you through, or it picks up farther in...

    Thanks for visiting! New follwer via GFC and bloglovin

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  11. I think I fall more on #1 and DNF if I can't get into it. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following on GFC :)

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  12. I straddle the fence when it comes to DNF between #1 and #2. It really depends upon the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to more posts :)

    Following back :)

    Katelynn
    literarychameleon.blogspot.com

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  13. I can definitely agree to both points :) Following back!

    Janina

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my FF

    New Bloglovin Follower

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  15. Hey Mia, thanks for stopping by my place. Following you back via bloglovin'. I start out telling myself that I am going to be firm and put down the book but I usually end up caving.

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  16. I like your two category system for books you don't care for.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you back via BlogLovin' and now Twitter too. :)

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  17. Sometimes I will go ahead and finish it because it isn't that bad, and I am kind of interested. It may be worth it in that case. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will return the follow as well!

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  18. I'm similar. If I absolutely cannot stand it, I'll stop. But if there's that one thing I need to figure out...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Old GFC and Bloglovin' follower!

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  19. I like how you split it into two categories. If there is something worth finding out more about, I agree that it's worth going to the end to find out how it works out. Thank you so much for stopping by my FF and following. Bloglovin follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  20. Thanks for the blog comment and follow. I am now following via GFC and have Elemental Killers on my TBR list!

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  21. I'm glad you skip to the end, hehe. At least you get to know if the author wrote a good ending. Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I rarely DNF. Thanks for stopping by my FF. -Following back

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my FF and following!Followed back via bloglovin.If the first 100 pages of a book leave me not liking it then it's over.I think it's pointless to torture my self and finish a book I don't like because there are so many books on my TBR list that I want to read!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  24. Usually I'll give it a couple of chapters but sometimes I just know on the first page :) Thanks for stopping by. I following you back.

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  25. I have yet to have a DNF. I tend to power through. I like that if you like it just a bit you will continue to read to find out more.

    New Bloglovin Follower

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back via Bloglovin.

    Like you, I have no problems tossing a book aside if I hate it. :)

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  27. You are a better person than me to put it down!!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New GFC, Bloglovin, G+ Follower :)

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  28. Thanks for the follow - new follower as well! I try and power through books but lately have been more willing to toss a book I can't get into!

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  29. Love your banner! New follower via Bloglovin'. Thanks for the follow. Give me a shout when your next book is ready - maybe a review exchange?

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  30. Thanks Greg, I will keep you in mind! It's in the final stages of editing but I'm working on two other projects at the same time :)

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  31. I agree, I like to give a book a chance, but since I read for enjoyment if the book isn't working for me I'd rather move on and read something I'll actually enjoy :)

    Thanks for the follow - following back, and also following on Twitter :)

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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  32. For the second case, then like you I'll just skimming through but it only happens when I have the whole book set. If not I'm not going to bother to buy the next book to see how the series will end. Just not worth it that's all.
    Anyway thanks for stopping by and I follow back =)

    Amie @Magic of Words

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  33. Sometimes if a book is moving slowly, I have to take a break. But if I hate it, I am def a DNF.

    Followinng back via bloglovin'

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