Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Today’s post is about reading habits and when better to talk about my own than during the Christmas season? Read on for the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag.

Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag


The rules of this tag are….

The Reader Habits

Received an ARC and not reviewed it.

✔ I definitely have, which is why I don’t request ARCs at the moment… I simply don’t have enough time. After I graduate I would love to get back into ARCs and reviewing them.

Have less than a 60% feedback rating on Netgalley.

✘ Nope! Mine is currently 65. I rarely use it and rarely check it for books.

Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did).

✔ Absolutely! All the time. I find it hard to keep up to date with my book reviews being cross-posted. I rarely get clicks from Goodreads to my blog so I don’t think it is worth cross-posting unless I feel very passionate about a book.

Folded down the page of a book.

✔ Yeah, I do. I tend to do it more often for university books or library books, though. I’m hesitant to fold down pages of clean copies of books.

Accidentally spilled on a book.

✘ Not that I can remember. I might have spilled tea or coffee on books but I can’t remember a specific incident recently.

DNF a book this year.

✔ I do this a lot. I don’t have the time and patience to commit to books that I’m not interested in; it puts me off reading in general.

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it.

✘ Not that I remember

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else.

✔ Absolutely, all the time. It has a weird edge when I read something different to procrastinate the reading I’m supposed to be doing for university.

Skim read a book.

✔ Definitely, for a lot of university books, so that I had enough of an idea about the themes and plot without absorbing all the detail.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal.

✘ No, I wouldn’t say “completely missed”. I’m always over half and my Goodreads goal is always aspirational rather than a number I am necessarily sure I will hit.

Borrowed a book and not returned it.

✘ No, not that I can recall. I don’t usually borrow books.

Broke a book buying ban.

✘ Not recently. I’m almost always on a book buying ban and I haven’t bought books (other than the books I need for university) for a long time.

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about.

✔ Guilty as charged. I do this all the time. I don’t write reviews immediately because I want time to form my opinions and then get distracted by another blog post or something else I’m reading.

Wrote in a book you were reading.

✔ I do this all the time for university books. I don’t for books read purely for my own benefit, though.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads.

✘ No. I’m usually pretty good at keeping track.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend.

✘ Nope. I don’t tend to borrow books.

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book.

✘ I don’t think so. I generally don’t get asked to loan people books.

Broke the spine of someone else’s book.

✘ Nope. I do it to my own books all the time, but not to other people’s.

Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged.

✘ I’ve taken jackets off before, but I don’t damage them – I’ll leave them somewhere I know they will be safe. I also very rarely taken my own hardpack books out of the house/off their shelf as I see them more as decorative objects rather than functional books (which is why I don’t have many hardbacks).

Sat on a book accidentally.

✔ I can’t recall but I’m almost certain I have done this multiple times.

Final Score: 9 / 20

I was sort of expecting a higher score but I suppose that means I have decent reading habits! If you are reading this and would like to take part, consider yourself tagged.


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