Do you have a limit of when you choose to stop reading a book? What makes you put a book down?
I always used to make myself finish every book I picked up. I figured that if I picked it up, I must have been drawn to it for some reason and that even though I'm not totally enjoying the book, it might get better if I tough it out. I hated not finishing books - it felt so incomplete.
BUT, now I am getting better as putting them down if they are not working for me. Sometimes if I think I am just not on the mood for a book, I will just put it in a pile to try again later. If I know that it just isn't speaking to me then I'll call it a day.
Do you write reviews for DNFs (did not finish)?
If it's a review book, I will write a review and usually I will list what was good, but why the book wasn't working for me. Sometimes a book I don't like, might appeal to someone else. Everyone has different tastes.
If it's just a book I picked up for myself and I don't like it, I may or may not write a review. Sometimes I just like reading for reading and I don't always review those books anyway, so a DNF on a non-review book doesn't always happen.
What do you do with books that you DNF?
If they are review copies, I generally hold a giveaway for the book in hopes that someone else that wanted to read it can have the chance. Or I give them to my bookish friends.
Here are some great posts about DNF:
If you know of any other great posts about DNFs, leave a comment in the links. I'd love to read others thoughts on the topic.