Unlike bookish quotes, books can be collected (but you can still collect bookish quotes because they’re worth it). In fact, you’re probably collecting books, because you must like collecting nice books as much as the book dragon to your left and right.
But sometimes, we read the books we collect and it’s bad. Really bad. Whatever do we do with those?
It’s okay. We’ve got you covered. 😉
The ultimate how-to on dealing with that DNF collection, aka why you should keep it!
Brought to you by your (hopefully) favorite book addict.
1. They’re more aesthetically pleasing than textbooks.
Aside from being confusing and making you want to tear your brain out, they’re not pretty! Books are pretty! Even if you hate them with your entire soul.
2. You can pretend to read so you can avoid unwanted visitors.
Okay, sometimes you get visitors and you want to avoid them for whatever reason it may be because gosh darn it where is that book you were reading?! and you’re hearing their footsteps getting closer and closer to your door.
Grab that DNF you hate so much and pretend you’re interested. If anyone asks, just tell them it’s going okay. #yougottadowhatyougottado
3. They’re pretty decorations.
They’re not as great on walls as quotes are, but they’re great physical decorations. No one will ever know if you hated the book.
Have I mentioned they’re prettier than textbooks 99% of the time?
4. Secretly you’re a serial killer and you need to hide your hit list from people.
We all know that my hit list consists of characters that I hate, but some people might take me seriously. But in the case you are one and need advice on how to hide your list and possibly blood, you’re welcome.
In exchange, I ask that you stay away from Lupe, Anelise and me.
5. You have top-notch plans and your world will end if anyone finds them.
Are you a scientist? Are you curing cancer? Are you getting closer to that cure? Are you finding a brand new innovation that could change the world? Do you want someone to find it and give your ideas away?
No? Okay, cool. If you have a huge collection of DNFs, hide your plans. Scatter them within the pages. They’ll either a) never find it, b) find maybe a page but one page gets them nowhere you’re at or c) give up in exasperation.
6. They’re sources of conversation.
Maybe you’ll get a bookworm friend out of it, even if they liked it, you hated it, and both of you butted heads on why you or the other is correct.
Hint: you’re both right.
7. A toppling TBR is bad but a toppling DNF?
Nope, not bad at all. Especially if it’s by accident on someone you don’t like. Oops. Besides, you’re probably not feeling as guilty about your least favorite book possibly being harmed.
8. They make fantastic building material.
Books are like legos – they can be put together to build things – walls, forts, etc. The more books in your DNF collection you keep, the more materials you have.
Maybe the pretty books will scare people away.
9. You want to fill space.
Books fill space! Empty space can be boring sometimes when you’re bored and staring off while dreaming about dragons and books.
10. They make you feel on top of the world.
I AM THE QUEEN OF THE DNF TOWER! Sincerely, a short Sophia.