I thought it would be fun to participate in a quick Christmas-y book tag, this one the “naughty or nice list” of all things bookish. Thanks to Emily from Always Opinionated Girl for the tag! The original post Bookish Naughty List Tag | Blogmas was created by Jenniely.
1. Credit the person who tagged you and link their post
2. Tag the original creator and their post
3. Check the ones you’ve done
4. X the ones you haven’t
5. Tag more bloggers!
- Received an ARC and not reviewed it ❌
In the past, I rarely received ARCs, something I’ve recently remedied by checking out NetGalley (thanks for the tip, fellow bloggers!).
- Have less than 60% feedback rating on NetGalley ❌
Not exactly sure how to answer this as I have no rating on NetGalley right now, but I’m counting no news as good news!
- Rated a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) ❌
I actually never rate anything on Goodreads until I’ve finished a review on my blog, since writing my blog is typically how I formulate my thoughts. I don’t post reviews/links to my longer reviews on Goodreads as much as I probably should, but it’s something I’m trying to work on.
- Folded down the page of a book ✔️
Yes, I’ve definitely done this in a pinch, but mostly just when I was younger. Now I have so many bookmarks there’s really no excuse!
- Accidentally spilled on a book ✔️
I don’t know 100% if I have or haven’t spilled on a book, but with all the reading I’ve done while eating and drinking, I think the odds are that I have.
- DNF a book this year ✔️
A few come to mind. Nothing wrong with setting aside of book in favor of something I’ll enjoy more! Reading shouldn’t be a struggle.
- Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it ❌
I don’t usually buy books I haven’t already read (and love), so can’t say I’m guilty of this one.
- Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) ✔️
Ha, absolutely. Though mostly I try to read at “appropriate” times.
- Skim read a book ✔️
Mm hmm. I don’t think I’ve ever skimmed an entire book, but I’ve been known to skim parts of books when I’m bored in an attempt to get through it more quickly. I also tend to skim through books at the end when I’m super into them but can’t wait to see how it all turns out. (Looking at you, Harry Potter, which is why I had to go back and re-read 7 almost immediately… once the excitement calmed down.)
- Completely missed your GoodReads goal ❌
Ever since I’ve started setting goals in the reading challenge, I’ve met them. I try to be realistic in my goal setting - I don’t want reading to be stressful - so sometimes I do adjust them higher if I meet them too early.
- Borrowed a book and not returned it ❌
Having had this done to me a few times, I would never do this. It’s infuriating. If you can’t return a book, don’t borrow it in the first place.
- Broke a book buying ban ❌
As I said before, I don’t buy a lot of books to start with, but I would never have such a ban. To be cliche about it, books are food for the soul, and you shouldn’t stop yourself from buying the nourishment you need.
- Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about ❌
Not really, though on occasion, I have had to refresh my memory on the finer points of characters/plots as I’m working through blog posts.
- Wrote in a book you were reading ❌
I don’t like writing in books - I never even marked up school books! I would love some sort of note-taking system for physical books, but for now, I settle for taking pictures of passages that speak to me.
- Finished a book and not added it to your GoodReads ✔️
No! In fact, I update my Goodreads status pretty religiously. It also helps to make sure I meet my goals each year. 🙂
I’ll tag some of my fellow bloggers on Twitter, but if I don’t tag you and you’d still like to get in on the holiday cheer, here’s the list to copy/paste and make it your own.
Received an ARC and not reviewed it
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
Folded down the page of a book
Accidentally spilled on a book
DNF a book this year
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
Skim read a book
Completely missed your Goodreads goal
Borrowed a book and not returned it
Broke a book buying ban
Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
Wrote in a book you were reading
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads