I have this strong habit of finishing everything that I start because not finishing something just really annoys me and always ends up nagging at the back of my mind for a long time. Basically, I am really bad at sweating the small stuff, which is why I rarely DNF books. It’s just something that bothers me to no end. However, there are also a lot of underlying reasons that stem from this.
Part of the reason I don’t DNF books is that from experience I’ve learned that while some books may not start off that great, these books can often end up having a stunning middle or ending. Sometimes, I even find that after finishing a book, I like it more than I did from the first impression I gained at the start of the book. I believe that every book deserves a fair chance and a thorough reading, and I know that if I ever become a published author, I would want readers to give my book a complete read before putting it down or judging it.
Additionally, I often choose my books very wisely, so as to avoid DNF’ing books. I love to plan and analyze every little detail when I make any decisions, including what book to read. Therefore, I can usually avoid books that I wouldn’t like.
Some bloggers and readers DNF books if they don’t like the books because they want to create more time for reading other books that they might like better. I totally understand this reasoning, but at the same time, if I started a book I already invested a lot of time in it, so why not just finish reading it? Also, starting but not finishing a book makes me feel like I didn’t use my time wisely. That’s just me, though.
However, I do in rare circumstances, DNF books. This only happens when I’m either really disgusted by the book or it has really inappropriate content. Fortunately, this does not happen often.
What about you? Do you DNF books? If so, why? If not, why?