I'm the girl who finished every book. No matter how sucky it was. Maybe it was the kiasu side of me: I've sunk some cold, hard cash into it, so I better make the money count somehow. It's also the reason why my TBR (To Be Read) shelf is so massive - I find it really difficult to give up on books.
You also always hope that a book gets better, that somehow it'll snap out of its stupor and be exciting, and mostly because I'm a writer of books and could almost feel the book sobbing when you abandon it.
Even when I heard that people were DNFing (Did Not Finish) books, I was still reluctant. Until I thought of the books that were sitting in my library, unread, unappreciated - wouldn't it be better if someone else enjoyed it?
That thought that I was wasting the potential of the books to enlighten or entertain someone else because I was holding on to them for selfish reasons really freed me. And then, having recently become a fan of KonMari, it made no sense to hang on to books that did not give me joy.
If I don't enjoy a book after reading 25% of it, I will DNF it. The time I would've spent reading a book I didn't enjoy I could now invest in a book that will give me joy.
No more regrets.
So, do you DNF your books?