Christmas is next week, and I’m only just getting around to posting my first Christmas book tag of the year. Better late than never I suppose, but this does mean I only have one week to post the three Christmas tags I have in my queue. Wish me luck, and be prepared for a Christmas onslaught on my blog.
I was tagged by Swetlana at The Caffeinated Bookworm Life, and Meghan at Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. Thanks both so much for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
Received an ARC and Not Reviewed it
I’m a little stumped on what to put for this one. I have three ARCs sitting in my queue to review; one I’ve read and do plan on reviewing when my ‘epic review slump’ is over, another I’m currently reading, and the last I still have on my TBR list. However intentions don’t write reviews so for this one I am going to have to say…
Have Less than 60% Feedback Rating on NetGalley
You’d think based on my answer for the previous question though would be another ‘naughty’ answer, but I like to keep my NetGalley ratio firmly above the sites recommended 80% and currently I’m sitting at 95%.
Rated a Book on Goodreads and Promised a Full Review was to Come on Your Blog (and Never Did)
Another ‘nice’ answer to add to my list. I have been behind on my reviews for a while, some books which I read back in June or July I’ve only just gotten around to posting in November/December, but when I say on Goodreads my full review is to come it will eventually appear on my blog.
Folded Down the Page of a Book
Nope, this goes against everything I stand for when it comes to books. I want to keep them as pristine as possible and won’t even crack the spines when I read paperbacks.
Accidentally Spilled on a Book
You’d think based on my answer to the previous question that this would be another ‘nice’ answer. Unfortunately it isn’t. I mainly read during my daily commute to and from work, and as the books I read are carried in the same bag as my lunch there have been some spillages. The worst was when I got pineapple juice on my brand new copy of City of Ghosts.
DNF-ed a Book this Year
Yes and no. There was a close call with The Lantern’s Ember; I started reading it during my November reading slump and was mentally unable to get into the story. I wasn’t in the right mood for it so I added it back onto my TBR list. I do plan to get around to it (hopefully soon) but technically I did start it and technically I didn’t finish it so it counts against me in this tag.
Brought a Book Purely because it was Pretty with no Intention of Reading it
I’ve brought books solely based on the gorgeous covers, because I’m weak, and while at the time I’ve had every intention of reading them they sit on my TBR list for so long that I soon lose interest.
Read Whilst you were Meant to be Doing Something Else (like Homework)
Oh all the time. Occasionally while I’m at work if I’m waiting for a system to load or data to copy (which can take a while) I will pull out my phone and do some snaky reading on the sly.
Skim Read a Book
Not on purpose, sometimes I find myself skimming paragraphs or pages if my mind wanders while I’m reading but I’ll always have to go back and re-read what I’ve skim read so I’m counting this as…
Completely Missed your Goodreads Goal
The way things are going at the moment I think I’m on track to miss my goal this year. I will have been the first year I’ve missed a Goodreads goal since I first set one, but 125 books just ended up being a little too unachievable when I take into account my mental health the past few months.
Borrowed a Book and Not Returned it to the Library
Nope, although I was once accused of doing just that. My local library re-shelved one of the books I’d returned without scanning it back into the system, they kept sending me letters until I went into the library found the ‘overdue’ books I still ‘had to return’ and proved to them I had actually returned it.
Broke a Book Buying Ban
Oh all the time. I’m too weak when it comes to books and combined with the fact that there are so many amazing releases out there I feel like whenever I set a book buying ban I’m just tempting fate.
Started a Review, Left it for Ages then Forgot what the Book was About
Another no. Most times I write my reviews a day or two after I’ve finished reading the book, so everything that happened is fresh in my mind. Recently I have been in a review slump, and haven’t reviewed any of the books I’ve read since mid-October, but I do have some rough notes so I won’t forget what I want to say about them.
Wrote in a Book you Were Reading
Are we counting high school project books which I had to annotate as part of my GCSE and A level exams? I’m going to say yes, because they were books I was reading and I did write in them, so technically it counts.
Finished a Book and Not Added it to your Goodreads
This is a firm no. Ever since I created a Goodreads account for my blog I’ve added everything I’ve read onto it. How would it count towards my Goodreads Reading Challenge if I didn’t?
Borrowed a Book and Not Returned it to a Friend
Nope, I get very paranoid about having things in my possession that technically aren’t mine (most of the times it’s when I’ve borrowed money from a friend rather than books but still). If someone has lent me something I make it a priority to have it returned as soon as possible.
Dodged Someone Asking if they can Borrow a Book
Another no. I’m usually very keen to lend people books, especially if it’s a favourite of mine which I’ve convinced them to read it so it becomes a favourite of theirs.
Broke the Spine of Someone Else’s Book
Like I said in a previous question I don’t even break the spines on my own books, doing it to someone else’s would just be a major no.
Took the Jacket off a Book to Protect it and Ended up Making it More Damaged
I don’t think so. Normally because of the fact that I like all my books to be pristine I’m very away of the ones I’ve damaged in some way and I’m not remembering any damaged hardbacks sitting on my shelves. Plus hardbacks tend to be more sturdy than paperbacks.
Sat on a Book Accidentally
No, most of my books live on my shelves and I largely read on my Kindle. I have knelt on my Kindle before; it was on my bed, slightly wrapped up in my duvet, and when I went to kneel on my bed to reach something in my wardrobe I landed on my Kindle. Technically I could say ‘nice’ for this question, but as kneeling on a Kindle is worse than sitting on a book (in my mind at least) I have to go with…
Naughty: 9 | Nice: 11
I’ve got to admit I’m a little surprised by this, mainly because I feel like I have more bad book habits than good ones. Still I managed to claw it back somewhere.
Looks like I’ve been good enough to ensure I still get a visit from Santa this year.
Malanie at Malanie Loves Fiction
Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Sophie at Blame it on Chocolate
Do you think you’d end up more ‘naughty’ than ‘nice’ this year, or have you been good enough you’d have plenty more ‘nice’ answers than anything else? Have you ever sat on, spilled on, or cracked the spine of a book you were reading? Let me know, and if there’s anyone out there who wants to take part consider yourself tagged.