This is a post where I try and sound like an accomlished person and actually try and sound like i know what im saying.
I know. whoa what a title. I didn’t finish a Cassie Clare book?? BUT THAT’S FORBIDDEN!! But before i give you all the juicy* details**
Okay, so incase you weren’t so sure, DNF stands for “DID NOT FINISH”. I know, the hight of being “technical”. BASICALLY BOOKWORMS ARE FULL OF ABBREVIATIONS, because we’re supre lazy, that no one understands. Like: ABTILSMID: a book that i love so much i die. Yep, as you can tell. . . I definitely didn’t just make that one up
*don’t even know why that is in italics. DON’T MIND MEEEEEE. **Mwhaha I’m actually incredibly mean to you guys. #bullying #torture *gets out knives… I DONT KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING. .. ok bye.
Sow when I didn’t blog, I didn’t give up on so many books. Purely because I was just reading contemporaries and not really reading as much as I do now (which still isn’t a lot). But when I stared getting into the book community and I actually learnt what DNF stands for, it was painted in such a bad light and like this super bad MEANIE VILLAIN to be avoided.
Okay so I love Cassie Clare’s book. I ADORE the shadowhunter books SO SO SO MUCH And I’m mentioning this to make a point. I even expressed my love in a post which ooooohhh look you can check that out here.
And, dispite the fact that these books got me into reading, and I ADORE her writing so much, I still haven’t actually enjoyed and devoured EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. that she’s written.
I even DNF’ed a couple. . .
Let’s take a look at the books I didn’t finish…
And I LOVE Cassie Clare’s writing. And the world. Ahh I just love these books… It doesnt mean that these are bad books??? It just means that I didnt really enjot it what I had read, and I wasnt really engaded??? And that’s sad, but it’s not a bad thing????
But the fact that I didn’t enjoy them that doesnt mean i’ll never go back to these books ever again. I acutally am planning on rereading them pretty soon nad finally finishing them.
I’ve DNF’ed a few books. . . Such as the first two Percy Jackson books… which I then picked up again and ACTUALLY LIKED.
Sooo.. DNF’ing a bad thing?? All my time here blogging DNF’ing has been painted as some SUPER BADIE that everyone needs to avoid, and therefore everyone needs to avoid the book that you DNF’ed or any book that anyone DNF’ed ever.
And loads of people may not agree with me on this… BUT I dont belive that Dnf’ing is a bad thing, especialy if you aren’t agreeing with a book. I mean WHY would you make yourself sit through something that you didn’t like?? It’s like acciendentily switching on the classical music channel and not bothering to switch over to something else even though you’re not enjoying it. Exactly, you wouldn’t just listen to classical until that station finished. YOU’D SWTICH IT OFF.
It’s the same thing with DNF’ing. All it means is that you didn’t like the book and it’s sad, but IT’S NOT SOME TERRIBLE THING.
And some people really do take offence when someone DNF’s a book that they loved, but really…. what does it matter?????????
And because I’m super helpful. . . Here’s a ILA (it’s lu again) guide. . .
What you can do when you DNF:
- Leave it a little while, YOU MIGHT COME BACK TO IT.
- If you do, fab.
- If you don’t end up reading it again, maybe try reading it.
- If you can’t get into it again, or you don’t even want to try, then you couldddd (A) sell it online (B) give it to a friend (C) give it to a charity shop (D) burn it to cinders (E) let it sit there and rot and never think of it again.
- And finally . . . we’ve readched my point: What I’m trying to say is that don’t think negatively on the books that you DNF’ed!!!! IT DOESNT MATTER!!
What do you think about DNF’ing? Do you DNF? Let me know!