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What is your take on DNF books. Do you review them? Choose not to review them?
Peyton @A Bookish Mess
Honestly, it depends. If I have committed to reviewing the book, such as through Netgalley, yes, I absolutely will. I believe sincerely in being honest in my reviews, and if my opinion counts to anyone who reads my blog, then I want to share my feelings.
If you review for a book tour company, however, there is usually an agreement between tour hosts and the company that if you are going to rate a touring book below a certain score (often below 3 stars), you are asked to let the tour company know–they don’t want people who have paid them for PR to end up with a bunch of bad reviews. It’s walking a fine ethical line as a reviewer, but I understand it from the company’s POV.
Now, when it comes to something I just picked up randomly for myself for some reason (which rarely happens anymore. I’ve had a pile of about 10 books screaming to me from my nightstand that I’m DYING to read for about 5 months now!), and it’s so bad that I DNF it… I’m certainly not going to waste time saying so. I have little enough time to read things I’m obligated to read, or that I want to read to throw any away writing how much I hated the book. I might rate it and make a comment on Goodreads, but that’s it.
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