DNF stands for DO NOT FINISH.
we all know the feeling. you’ve been excited for a certain book for so long, and you have heard nothing but super amazing things about it. everyone is claiming it as their favorite book of all time, so you cannot hold your excitement to read it. you go buy the book, and start it. you read twenty pages, fifty pages, a hundred pages.
and you’re not liking it. you can’t get into it. it isn’t what you expected, and you don’t think that it’s good as everybody else does. you’re a little sad, because you want to stop it, to put it down, but you don’t want to be the only one to do so.
we’ve all been there, and we’ll be in that situation a lot of times in the future. and let me tell you: it is totally okay to DNF that book. the fact that a lot of people loved a certain book doesn’t mean you should like it too.
if you keep reading it, you probably will not enjoy it anyway. and you know, that’s completely fine. each and every person in this world has different tastes, so you don’t have to be like everyone else. plus you certainly won’t enjoy every book you read (even though we really wish we could). that’s why the best advice i could tell you is: just stop that book if you’re not enjoying it. why are you forcing yourself to carry on with it?
and hey! you probably didn’t like that book, but you will surely love a whole lot of other ones. that book is just one disappointment out of ten or twenty blows of heart. think about these twenty books you loved instead of the single book you disliked. i KNOW it’s sad when a book is not what you expect, and you’re probably telling yourself what others saw in that novel that you didn’t see, but what can you do? every book is certainly not made for everyone.
this was just a friendly reminder to stay positive *smiles*.
what was the last book you DNFed?