I’ve mentioned before, maybe on the blog, maybe elsewhere, that I tend to finish books. I don’t typically discard them, even when I’m not enjoying them. The reasons why are not really the point of this post – it’s just an explanation of my reading style. Another part of my reading style is that for the rare books I don’t finish, I don’t count them as “read.” Maybe that’s because if I do give up on a book, it’s usually within 50 pages. I’m not going to read 150 pages of a 200 page book and then stop. That’s just me.
|A recent DNF. Even Brad Pitt’s face
on the cover couldn’t save it.
However, since starting to use Goodreads last year, this has presented me with a bit of a problem. I have to count books as either “to read,” “currently reading,” or “read.” Where’s my option for “dnf” (did not finish)?
Well! I figured out how to account for those books. I was tinkering around on the site (when really, I should have been reading) and I came across a solution. Apparently you can mark a shelf as “exclusive.” A book can only be on one of the “exclusive” shelves at a time. I created a dnf shelf and marked it “exclusive.” Voila:
So tell me: Am I the last person to have discovered this? Do you even use Goodreads (probably, if you got this far)? Do you count abandoned books as “read”? Are you outraged I couldn’t finish Legends of the Fall? Did you discover any little tip or trick this week – related to books or not? Feel free to weigh in on any of that, or whatever else you may desire 🙂