Hello everyone! I figured I’d better do a festive tag before Christmas comes and goes! This one was created by Jenn and I’ve been seeing it everywhere recently, so I thought I’d join in the fun 🙂
Received an ARC and not reviewed it?
We’re off to a good start! I’m pleased to say that I always review my ARCs (not necessarily by the release date but I try my best!) I would just feel so guilty if a publisher or author sent me a book to review and I didn’t do it! Especially when so many international bloggers are not as fortunate in being able to get ARCs. I can’t take that for granted.
Have less than 60% feedback on Netgalley?
I don’t use Netgalley so nope, this isn’t an issue I have!
Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come (but it never did)?
Nope! Whenever I’ve been unable to post my review and had to say ‘RTC’, it then gnaws away at the back of my mind until I get it done. I pride myself on the fact that I review every book I read on Goodreads, even if it’s just a few sentences.
Folded down the page of a book?
I used to do this when I was a lot younger but now I always have a bookmark to hand.
Accidentally spilled on a book?
Oh man, yes, and it was traumatic. When I was studying for my final exams at university, I accidentally knocked over a cup of tea and it spilled ALL OVER the book about autism that I was reading. I tried my best to dry the book and left it on the radiator for like 24 hours but it was wrinkly and ruined 😦
DNF’d a book this year?
Not this year! I don’t like to give up on a book because I feel like my negative opinion of it isn’t wholly valid unless I’ve read the entire thing. I know it’s silly to waste time on a book I’m truly not enjoying but the perfectionist in me can’t get over it!
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it?
I may actually be a little guilty of this. I went through a phase where the bookstagram hype completely got to me and I was buying all the pretty editions I could get my hands on. I keep telling myself I intend to read them but honestly, it could take me years to get to some of them. I have managed to curb the habit though and now I’m only buying books I definitely want to read – sometimes I’ll spend a little more money on a particular edition though! 😉
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)?
Hasn’t everyone? I’d always rather be reading.
Skim read a book?
Very very rarely. I don’t see the point of skimming because then I’m not really taking in the story. The only time I ever do it is when I’m hating a book so much that I want to DNF(but can’t because of aforementioned perfectionism). So I’m calling this one a no!
Completely missed your Goodreads goal?
I joined Goodreads right at the end of 2015 and have managed to hit/exceed my goal every year since then! With each year that has passed, I’ve managed to read more and more books and I’m so thankful for all the wonderful stories I’ve been able to discover.
Borrowed a book and never returned it?
I once forgot to return a library book when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old? I subsequently felt so guilty that I never went back to that library. It makes me sad to remember this because, looking back, I’m sure the librarian would have understood that a library book was not at the top of a grieving child’s list of priorities.
Broke a book-buying ban?
Yeah… which is why I no longer bother with them! I tried to prevent myself from buying books at times in the past and ended up binge-buying. There’s just no point; by forbidding myself, I only want them more 😉
Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about?
I’m pretty good at writing my reviews in a timely manner – namely because I don’t like to mark another book as ‘currently reading’ on Goodreads until I’ve checked off the previous one. And as I said above, I review every book I read. So there’s your answer!
Wrote in a book you were reading?
I had to annotate my books in English literature classes at school but that’s the only time I’ve ever done it. I’m not totally outraged by the idea of annotating (I know some people think it’s the worst thing ever) but it’s not something I personally feel the need to do.
Finished a book and not added it to Goodreads?
No?! What’s the point in setting a goal if I’m not going to log the books towards it?!
Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?
Not for want of trying! I currently have a book in my possession that I borrowed from a friend back in August. I read the book within a week or two and have been trying to return it ever since but my friend is notorious for forgetting to reply to messages and we both work shifts, so trying to arrange a time to give it back to her is a nightmare! Otherwise though, I always return books so I’d count this as a point for the ‘nice’ side!
Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book?
Yeah, I hold my hands up to this one. I’ve had too many experiences in the past of lending out books and having them returned in terrible condition or not returned at all. So now, I dodge dodge dodge! I’d honestly rather buy someone their own copy of a book than let them borrow mine and potentially destroy it haha.
Broke the spine of someone else’s book?
Based on my previous answer, do you really think I would do this? I don’t even break the spines of my own books so there’s no way I’d do it to someone else’s. Sometimes, when I donate books to the charity shop, they are so pristine that they look unread; books should always be returned to their owners in the condition you received them!
Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged?
Not that I can remember? I usually leave the dust jacket on the book’s shelf and don’t touch it again until I’m finished the book so there’s no way for it to get damaged.
Sat on a book accidentally?
Yeah… I’m pretty clumsy.
Final score: 7 Naughty, 13 Nice!
Wow, I did a lot better than I thought! If you’ve done this tag, what did you score? x