TO FINISH, OR NOT TO FINISH?
That is the question. Unfortunately, I don't have the answer. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO.
Okay, slow, calming breaths. So, what is DNF-ing?
Well... It's obvious, isn't it? The whispers of an evil witch trying to deviate you from your vital and treacherous quest for greatness.
Okay, fine. It's actually when you can't, just CAN'T, finish a book. For any reason. Don't fret, I'm just as confused as you are. This might help, though (me, that is. You don't want an insufferable dimwit writing this post, do you?):
Did not finish. Used when referring to a book when reading is incomplete, due to various reasons.
Thank you, imaginary dictionary, that cleared my head up. Moving forward...*
Why DNF a book?
Do I like doing it?
No. Absolutely not.
I will drag through a book half-heartedly until I reach the acknowledgements, even if it takes me seven years. I hate DNF-ing books. Hate it. I would rather sell my soul.
Let me tell you, Susan.
How can I review a book without completing it? Sure, the fact that it's DNF'd speaks volumes about its page-turning factor, but I haven't even discovered its full potential.
This sounds fair:
I've finished it. It was terrible. It was a one star.
I haven't finished it. It was terrible. It was a one star.
What if it turned into the world's most gripping book at page 246? I wouldn't know.
To me DNF-ing isn't fair.
Yup. Time for me to don those army books and trudge through dark and weary pages 'til I reach the end.
Your turn. What do you think about DNF-ing? Do you despise it? Would you rather sell your soul? Or is it your best friend that you go on walks with?
*Don't stare at me. I'm clever, I swear.