The 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Participants are challenged to create book or blogging-related posts for discussion. To join the challenge or for more information, visit the sign-up post or read discussion posts for January.
My goal for the challenge is to write one discussion post per month.
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YOU CAN’T JUDGE AN ARC BY ITS COVER
Have you ever decided to DNF an ARC and tell the publisher? I’ve enjoyed receiving ARCs here and there since I began blogging two years ago even though some of the books offered to me were not what I would typically pick. I tried to be open-minded and could usually appreciate the story and writing after reading the book.
However, I find myself currently in a position where I’m reading an ARC and it is terrible! The story itself is mostly fine, but I can’t convince myself to like the narrator (who happens to be the author, so…). The blurb for the book claims: “… will make you laugh, cringe, and root for its incredible, unlikely heroine.” No, I am not! The only thing I’m doing is the cringing. Since it’s clear after about 50 pages I only dread reading the book, I realize I have to tell the publisher I’m not going to continue or review the book. I only have so much time and would rather read something I enjoy.
Has anyone else told a publisher they were going to DNF an ARC? Have you ever wanted to DNF, but just grinned and beared it? Do you worry that if you DNF or don’t write a glowing review it may affect whether you get more ARCs?
Thanks, I would love to hear your thoughts!