And I started reading! And it was...okay. I thought fine, I get that some books take time to get momentum. I'll keep waiting.
And I kept waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
Still wasn't feeling the story. Or the characters. It felt 2 dimensional, predictable, and blech.
Y'all know where this is going.
Do I finish this book because Joe Foster waved his magic wand and allowed me to read the title? (I like to pretend it is in fact Joe doing all of the granting and that he also possesses a magic wand. Deal.) How much longer do I keep trying? Can I throw in the towel without that affecting my chances at reading future titles by this author/publisher/Edelweiss?
After much debate and inner turmoil (and more trudging through of the book), I decided to be grown up about my decisions and just say NO. This book isn't working for me. I don't want to read it. I will not feel guilty about not wanting to read a book I'm not enjoying. SO THERE.
Phew. First phase down. Now to the second phase of the dreaded DNF process.
Should I keep the book on my TBR to revisit later? Maybe it is a good book but I'm just in the wrong mood for it? Will I come around later? What if I miss out on a super awesome happy funtime read because I wasn't in the mood for it!
Please, please tell me I am not the only one this neurotic about such things. Please?
Here's my conclusion to these rambling thoughts. Do you ever put a book you marked as DNF back on your TBR, or do you just let it go to the wind? Do you feel guilty or not? At what point in a book do you just say NOOOOOO and set it down and walk away and give no cares about it ever again?