When Emily @ AlwaysOpinionatedGirl asked on Twitter if anyone would like to be tagged in a Christmassy book tag, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity! I haven’t done a tag in a while and I have less Christmassy posts scheduled than I’d like to, so this is a nice addition to what I’ve already lined up for you guys. Anyway, this is a bookish Naughty or Nice tag, and I can’t wait to answer the questions!
Received an ARC and not reviewed it
Ehrm. Yes, I think I’m guilty of this… I got an email from an author about her book like a REALLY long time ago when I was at the craziest point in my life and I haven’t even read them yet! I never promised a review, but I did say I’d consider it and… well, I didn’t really consider it at all. SORRY!
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
Oops, this reminded me I still have to upload a review! Anyway, my ratio is now 90% but it will be back to 100% when I finish this post, hehe!
Rated a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
I think I did this, but I’m also quite organised and spend a few days this past summer to really sort things out. I did find some “Review to come” reviews, but I’ve published the full reviews by now!
Folded down the page of a book
NEVER! *horrified gasp* (Although, if you do, that’s totally okay! I mean, don’t let other tell you what you can and cannot do with your books!)
Accidentally spilled on a book
If we’re completely honest here… Yes. It was absolutely awful. When I was a kid, I borrowed a book from a friend and somehow (I really don’t know how!) it got so dirty that my mom bought a new book for the friend I borrowed it from…
DNF a book this year
I did! Which might sound crazy if you only read my blog occasionally and know me for my “I don’t DNF books ever!” I only once “officially” DNFed a book (an ARC!), and it was about a month ago.
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
Never! I buy a lot of books because of their pretty covers, but I always read them. If I do like a cover but I don’t like a synopsis, I won’t spend my money on it.
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
I can’t remember ever doing this, honestly… I wasn’t a reader like I am now during high school and most of college, so I never abandoned homework for a book. I’m also quite hard on myself when it comes to things like this. Sure, I will read one chapter before I do “the thing I should be doing” but then I really do it. Usually, it’s the other way around, though. If I’m busy, I will reward myself by reading.
Skim read a book
I do often skim the end of books I already read before I read their sequels, but that’s pretty much it. There was also this one ARC that I didn’t like so I read like 60/70% and then skimmed it. Other than that, I’ve never skimmed a full book!
Completely missed your GoodReads goal
Yes, but in a good way? As in “I wanted to read 20 books but read 26” or “I started out with a goal of 50 and then doubled it to a hundred”?
Borrowed a book and not returned it
I think when I was little and still went to the library, I had this really big fine for returning my books really late, but it’s such a vague memory I can barely remember it?! Anyway, I don’t borrow books these days, so I can’t really not return them?
Broke a book buying ban
I’m proud to say that I’ve never broke my book buying ban! Honestly, I only had my first ban this year, and I had no money to break it, so… Also, I don’t really do “strict” book buying bans, if that makes sense. If I find a book for €1, I’m not going to not buy it, right!? Okay, so maybe I did sort of break it a little, but I also kind of… didn’t? Hehehehe, I’m trying to get out of this one…
Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
Last year, back when I I went back to college and started my internship, I read books with the intention of reviewing them but I couldn’t find the time and so I never did. The only review I (thought) abandoned, was my review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. However, it turned out I had already finished it! But no, I haven’t really started a review and then forgot what the book was about.
Wrote in a book you were reading
I never write/highlight in actual books! The only time I did, I was reading manuscripts from the publisher I was interning at.
Finished a book and not added it to your GoodReads
I’m a bit too obsessed with Goodreads to just not add a book… hahah! I scan/search my books as soon as I get them, put them on my “currently reading” shelf and update my progress all the time! I’m also doing the reading challenge so I kind of have to! There’s some Children’s books on my challenge page this year because of my internship, hehe!
That’s if for the Naughty or Nice tag! I was hoping I could kind of figure out whether or not I’d be on the Nice list but… I don’t even know! Like, I don’t like folding pages and writing in a book, but maybe Santa thinks it’s perfectly okay?! And is it bad if you don’t add a book to Goodreads? Who knows! Hehe, I hope you enjoyed reading this post anyway! Since this is a tag, I’m tagging Lara @ Words With Lara, Do @ What Do Reads and Sophie @ Books Like Wolves. Please feel free to do the tag, but don’t feel obliged! I’m sure we’re all quite busy round this time of year and blogging is supposed to be fun! <3
Are you on the Naught or on the Nice list this year? What are you hoping to get for Christmas?