‘Tis the season to do Blogmas- and what better way than to indulge in a little festive tag? Fortunately, a great one has just come along in the form of this Bookish Naughty or Nice game, so come along with me and let’s see if I’m getting a new book or some coal in my stocking this year…
Before we do, though, let me give a shout-out for Hannah’s Bookshelf, who tagged me in the first place! If you’ve not checked out her blog yet, you definitely need to: she’s got some very strong Blogmas game going on there at the moment that you need to have a look at!
- Tag and link the person who tagged you.
- Tag and link me (the creator) if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers – Jenn
- Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done.
- Tag another 10 people!
1.) Received an ARC and not reviewed it. GUILTY
I wish it weren’t true, but it is. I think it was a book that got sent to me in PDF form, and I wasn’t entirely sure how to get that onto my Kindle. There are currently three books languishing in my ‘Older than 3 months’ section… the chances they’ll ever get reviewed are pretty slim!
2.) Have less than a 60% rating on Netgalley. NOT GUILTY
I actually thought it would be worse than this, but my rating currently stands at a healthy 79%!
3.) Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog and never did. NOT GUILTY
I’m not really one for Goodreads reviews. One more New Year’s Resolution to write down!
4.) Folded down the page of a book. GUILTY
What can I say? I was a child. I’m better now, promise!
5.) Accidentally spilled on a book. GUILTY
The worst feeling in the world: spilling hot coffee all over a new book. The shame; the guilt.
6.) DNF’d a book this year. GUILTY
Too many books, not enough time. It’s like survival of the fittest: some of them inevitably didn’t get finished.
7.) Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it. NOT GUILTY
This is probably because I’m too tight-fisted for it. But I have definitely bought pretty books and not read them…
8.) Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework). GUILTY
So. Many. Times.
9.) Skim read a book. GUILTY
In the interests of being completely honest, this is normally how I read my books…
10.) Completely missed your Goodreads goal. …NOT GUILTY?
I don’t really set Goodreads goals so in this respect only I’m innocent.
11.) Borrowed a book from the library and not returned it. NOT GUILTY
Too scared of the fines!
12.) Broke a book buying ban. GUILTY
It’s just so hard to do, isn’t it? You go past a Waterstones, the books look so lovely and tempting, and before you know it… you just HAVE to buy one. As addictions go, it’s quite a satisfying one.
13.) Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about. GUILTY
It’s just one of those things, isn’t it? Please tell me I’m not the only person to do this.
14.) Wrote in a book you were reading. GUILTY
Disclaimer: only when I was little! I graffiti-ed my copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, saying something along the lines of ‘This is Vicky’s book. She is otherwise known as Ginny Weasley…’ Don’t ask me why I said that, I have no idea.
15.) Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads. GUILTY
I just kind of… forget!
One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year should definitely be to pay some attention to my poor neglected Goodreads account.
16.) Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend. GUILTY
My friend’s mum, to be more exact. To be fair, she has an excellent taste in literature.
17.) Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book. NOT GUILTY
I’m always the person foisting my books onto my friends, because I want to geek out over how good it is with them! For some reason, though, all I ever seem to lend out is my cookery books…
18.) Broke the spine of someone else’s book. NOT GUILTY
Ooh, no, book vandalism.
19.) Took the jacket off a book and ended up making it more damaged. GUILTY
I tried to make my book look smarter… I failed.
20.) Sat on a book accidentally. PROBABLY GUILTY
I mean, I can’t remember any specific incident where this happened, but given the sheer amount of books I have floating around in my room and house, this has almost definitely happened before.
Looks like I’m getting coal for Christmas…
Time to pass on the tag love:
That’s all from me: what naughty or nice book-related things have you done this year? Do leave a comment and let’s start a festive discussion 😉