Q: How do you turn down a review request?
A: I typically offer to do something other than a review such as an interview or giveaway.
Q: What do you do if you can't finish a book? Do you DNF or power through?
A: When I first started blogging, I felt as though the author would somehow know if I didn't finish his/her book so I trudged through them even though I felt bad for the trees that they had to die to create the paper to make the book.
Nancy Pearl, a famous librarian, has a "50" rule where after 50 pages, if you don't like the book, don't finish it. It has been my motto ever since. There are too many great books out there to waste your life on trying to get through them. I find even though I may not like the book where I am now in the life, if I pick it up later, I might absolutely love it!!