I wasn’t tagged to do this book tag but I saw that Stephen Writes had recently done this tag and it reminded me of a bunch of Festive book tags I completed last year so I decided to attempt it again.
As far as I can tell it was originally created by Jen of Jenniely. The aims of the game it to answer the questions and find out at the end if you are on Santa’s bookish Nice list or Naughty List.
Received an ARC and not reviewed it
eARCs Yes, I have a couple of eARCs that I have DNF’d for a couple of reasons and I just marked them as such, they just weren’t for me. I also have a few that I gained access to after publication date that I haven’t reviewed yet. I really need to set the clearing of my NetGalley shelf as a priority.
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
My rating is currently 54%. In my defense I have recently gotten approved for a whole bunch of books for the begining of next year so if I had checked last week this would have been slightly higher. But I am also really behind on ARCs. Due to me just not reading for most of October and November being NaNoWriMo I have quite a few unread ARCs from those two months. Goal for 2021 is to clear my netgalley shelf!
Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
No (not technically)
I don’t tend to write anything until I have written my review for my blog. Then I post a copy to goodreads. I do rate and not review but sometimes I feel that sequels or short stories are hard to review without spoilers. I have such a back log of blog reviews that need to make there way on to Goodreads (like most of this years reviews) so I might just have to spend an afternoon spamming everyone who follows me Goodreads feed as I upload them all. Sounds like a perfect thing to do with an audiobook one of these long winter nights.
Folded down the page of a book
No (not this year)
But I personally don’t think that is a naughty thing to do with my own books. If i am borrowing I will always use a book mark. I have gotten a lot better at actually using my bookmarks this year and not just random bits of paper, my phone, the arm of the couch etc. I have such a large and fun collection of books marks it is a shame not to use them so I have made a conscience effort to pick a book mark out for each book.
Accidentally spilled on a book
I cant remember spilling or getting food on anything I have read this year. There is a small cat bit mark on one of my paperbacks that Maisie took offence to being in here seat but I don’t think that counts.
DNF a book this year
I can’t actually remember DNFing a book this year. There have been books I have drifted away from but I do actually want to finish but none that I have actively placed on the DNF pile. I distinguish between the two. For me DNFing a book means I am not a fan and I will not ever be finishing it. There are books I start that I maybe am not in the mood for or I don’t have the time for in that moment that I will bookmark and drift away from but I will come back to them at some point so I don’t count them as DNFs.
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
This isn’t really a thing I do. I have bought pretty editions of favourite books but as I have most likely read them multiple times I think having multiple copies is ok. I don’t tend to purely cover buy.
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
I am saying no for this one as I do occasionally pick up my book while I am working but its usually because I am having to wait for an analysis to finish and can’t use my laptop while it is running so I read a couple of pages to pass the time. Working from home this year has let me get a bit more reading in. As I don’t have my long commute I can get all the housework etc done during my usual commute time meaning I can relax more in my time off of working.
Skim read a book
I don’t tend to skim read books. I have on occasion read a book while listening to the audiobook at the same time which allows me to put the book down and pick it back up, skipping the pages I have listened too in between which I guess could be classed as skimming. But when I sit and read a book I am just to absorbed in it to skim.
Completely missed your Goodreads goal
I have surpassed my Goodreads goal for the year! And I am hoping to go over by quite a bit by the end of the year. I set it for 100 books and I have currently read 123! I read 130 in total last year so I am going to see if I can match that or even push it to 140 by the end of the year. With a lot of time off work coming up I am sure I will have a lot more reading time.
Borrowed a book and not returned it
I have a couple of books that are given by a friend that I have not returned yet (I did not ask to borrow them she insisted I took them to read). I haven’t read them yet. They are actually the same books I mentioned in last years Tag – Yikes. I need to accept I am not going to read them and give them back don’t I?
Broke a book buying ban
I haven’t been on a book buying ban this year so there was no ban to break. I have had a few months where there wasn’t anything new on the market that interested me so I didn’t buy any books and there have been times when I have seen a book i have been interested in and decided not to pick it up until I have got through more of my backlist. I think I am going to take this approach more next year. No book buying ban just more of a focus on clearing my TBR before I add more.
Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
i do this too often. I have my bullet journal set up to take notes on every book i read but there have been books I have just raced through so haven’t stopped to take notes and then when I come to review them and look back at my notes i have a blank page. I tend to have to skim a synopsis just to remind myself, what went on to rearrange my feelings about it and write my review. Or I just don’t review it.
Wrote in a book you were reading
I love annotating books! Especially those that mean something to me. I don’t see this as being Naughty, if they are your books you can do what ever you like with them. I have a fun set of books my sister gave me where she has annotated it and its great to read it and then read what she thought it makes it more fun.
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
I do this quiet often. In fact I did that this week with two different short story collections. I routinely listen to favourite books in Audiobook format to help me get to sleep. I have listened to the Night Circus and River’s of London Audiobooks several times this year I just don’t record them on Goodreads. I don’t count them towards my reading goal as I am not bothered if I fall asleep and miss anything as I know the stories so well. I only count these as re-reads if I pick up the physical copies again.
Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book
I don’t often lend out my books, especially not signed or special editions and I will just be frank and tell anyone asking that. I only loan to my family. Unfortunately, this year means they have a couple of my books that they have not been able to return as we haven’t seen each other since January. But I know I will get them back when we can finally meet up again.
Broke the spine of someone else’s book
Not to my knowledge. But I have not borrowed a lot of books recently due to the whole global pandemic causing libraries to close and not being able to meet with friends.
Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged
Maisie the cat strikes again. She had a habit of biting lone dust jackets, But I have learnt to hide them from her. Usually I put them on the bookshelf they came from to keep them safe.
Sat on a book accidentally
Not that I can think of. I probably have at some point, I can guarantee several cat butts have made there way onto books do they count?
I make it on the Nice list this year (I was in the Naughty list next year). That means bookish Santa has to be good to me this year Yes?
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