The Weekly Recap: The Year of DNFs (Week of 2/5/17)

Happy Sunday! I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by The Caffienated Book Reviewer; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Book Photo Sundays, hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog.

-MY LIFE-
Hello everyone! Thank you for all of your well wishes last week. I'm happy to report that I'm a lot better now, and even made it in for my class on Tuesday. Of course, my teacher has not posted my grades for my psychology tests yet, and now I have six tests ungraded. Hopefully I passed them all, but as time goes on I'm feeling less and less sure. I wasn't able to take my Instagram photos last weekend, so I ended up not posting for a couple of days. I'm taking photos tonight, and will hopefully be able to catch up soon. I DNFed Blood Rose Rebellion due to the fact that it was an extremely boring book. This year my plan is to read books that I want to, and if I'm hating them/are bored with them, just to DNF them. I don't have the time to read books that I really don't want to read. I guess that's my week. So, from everyone here (just me really, maybe my dog if he decides to stop napping), have a good week, and happy reading! :)

-CURRENTLY READING-
Ready Player OneThe Devil You Know

-BOOKS I HAVE ACQUIRED-
Bought:
Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1) 
Free on Kindle:
Gewgaws: A New Adventure with an Old Friend 

-POSTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED-

-INSTAGRAM PIC OF THE WEEK-
Look, Mom! I'm a mermaid! 💖 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 ▪It's day five of #pjmonthofmadness! "I'm walking on sunshine." (#socksunday) 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 @ninasbooktalk tags: ▪#onewordtitle by @djspuertoreadin & @darkladyofbooks ▪#booksandprops by @lilias.ivie ▪booksandsocks by @readingwellies 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 #bookstagram #books #booklove #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookblogger #bookphotography #bookgram #instabook #yabooks #yalove #yaliterature #yalit #youngadultbooks #ireadya #blogger #photochallenge #photography #readers
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-BOOK PHOTO SUNDAY-
Sorry I've been inactive the past few days. I have a really bad cold, so hopefully I'll be back to normal soon! 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 ▪Day six of #pjmonthofmadness: "I'm in a committed relationship." (Auto buy Author) And for some odd reason I only own one physical copy out if all of her books! I need to fix this situation! 😂 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 @ninasbooktalk tags: ▪#authorappreciation by @afterthoughts_ ▪#coverlove by @djspuertoreadin ▪#firstbookinaseries by @sawmereading and @booksaremarvellous 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 #bookstagram #books #bookshelf #booksrule #booklover #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookblogger #bookphotography #yalove #yablogger #yabooks #yaliterature #yalit #youngadultbooks #ireadya #indiebooks #indieauthors #instabook #bookgram #readers #bibliophile
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-QUESTION OF THE WEEK-
Do you DNF books? And if your do, when do you decide to put it down? Let me know in the comments!
  

Comments

  1. Ooh hope you like Ready Player One. that was pretty fun. I DNF too if it's not working, I mean there's just too many books you know? Although I haven't had to DNF lately (knocks on wood). I'm not sure where I draw the line, it depends I guess but I usually know by 20% or so I would think. If I'm bored to tears. :)

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    1. Ya, I feel like there are different levels of boredom. There's 'the book is reaching a slow spot,' and the 'why am I reading this' levels. ;)

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  2. Glad you are feeling better. I don't DNF often, but I've come to a similar decision. I just want to read all the good books and if I'm not enjoying the process of reading a book then I don't have time for it. On to the next one. Thankfully, 2017 has been full of really good books for me so far. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm about to come down off the high of such great books. Hope you have a great week this week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Hopefully you keep picking up good ones! Have a fabulous week! :0

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  3. I hear you on the DNFs, I have already DNFed 4 books this year and I have one on hold deciding if I am going to try to keep going or DNF. I got no time for boring books I have no interest in.

    Hope this week brings great books to read!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Exactly! I usually give books more time during the summer, but right now I just don't have the time.

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  4. Good you hear your are much better now! finger crossed about your tests. I had a very slow boostagram week too :( Hope to catch up next week I hear you about DNFing booring books! That's my motto! Too many good books out there to waste time in books you are not loving Happy Reading

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    1. Ya. I usually don't DNF books unless I'm REALLY not enjoying them. What does that say about my reading year?!?

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  5. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better:). As regards DNFs - I am very lucky in that I don't often come across a book I really don't like. But if I do, then I do not persevere. What is the point? I refuse to waste my precious writing time on negative reviews, when there are so many marvellous books out there to be read and reviewed.

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    1. Ya, but I do need to write a review for Blood Rose Rebellion because it was an ARC. :(

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  6. I get frustrated when I have to DNF books, mostly because I tend to be very selective when I buy or request books. But...my selection process is now undergoing another overhaul.

    Usually I give a book 50 pages or so, maybe 100 if there is hope for the book.

    Then...no guilt! Just move on.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Ya, I just hate DNfing books that were sent to me for review. :(

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  7. Glad you are feeling better. I hope you pass your tests! I usually just drop books that I'm not interested in since as you said, is just a waste of time. I love your photos!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  8. I rarely DNF but when I do, it's well deserved. I hope you enjoy RPO! I love that book with all my heart.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review
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  9. Oh how frustrating that you're still waiting on exam results! I know what you mean about doubting yourself as time passes. I hope you get your results soon and are happy with them all.

    And I'm glad you're better as well!

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  10. Ready Player One is a great book! I listened to the audio that is narrated by Wil Wheton. So good! Enjoy!

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