(n.) the overwhelming, and often sudden, inability to read any of your books
A term that I recently came across is “DNF” or “Did Not Finish” in reference to a novel or story that someone started reading but didn’t end up finishing. Have you ever DNF’d a book?
Like TV, movies, and social media, books, too, tend to follow trends. This is the flagship post of a series entitled "Cover Trends," in which I'll examine look-alike covers, trends, and fads.
The answer may not be as obvious as you think it is. It certainly wasn’t to me when my professor asked our class this very same question.
Get it? Because they’re heavy. Hardcovers are the powerhouse, heavy-weight class of books. They’re also the marker of a newer, fresh-off-the-press (plus a few months) title. Some readers love the heft and weight of a hardcover, others aren’t as fond. Where do you stand?
Long books are legendary—did you know that the longest book ever published is over 7,000 pages long? But who has time to read it? Thousand-page behemoths are lurking out there, but I’ll bet you’ve never heard of the titles.