Bookish Naughty or Nice List Tag

Bookish Naughty or Nice List Tag

Bookish Naughty or Nice List Tag 2020

It’s time for a Christmas book tag! I found the Bookish Naughty or Nice List Tag and I had to do it.

If you want to take part in this tag, copy the questions and answer them on your own blog. I tag everyone!

Bookish Naughty or Nice List Tag 

Received an ARC and not reviewed it  

Oh… so many. I’m sorry! I work in publishing so I should be better at reading and reviewing ARCs but I am getting better. I used to take anything that was offered to me, but now I only accept the books I really want to read as these are the books I’ll prioritise on my TBR.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

Yep. I have a 34% rating. I’ve never been above 50% since I first started my NetGalley account five years ago. This year I’ve been working on reviewing books I’ve on my Kindle for a while, and I’m getting there. But I’ve only increased my rating by 2%. Not fab.

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

I’ve only ever done this once when I first started blogging, and now I don’t bother. I don’t do many full reviews on my blog as I find they take up a lot of energy. Instead, I write wrap-ups and mini-reviews in my Top 10. I might mention that in my Goodreads review but that’s it.

Folded down the page of a book

Yep. I own so many bookmarks but I never seem to have one when I need it. I’ve tried using things like receipts and ephemera just lying around. But sometimes dog-earing a page is all you can do.

Accidentally spilled on a book

I’ve not spilt anything over a book before. But I did once leave this gorgeous copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon in my office and the roof collapsed due to a pipe burst and utterly destroyed it. It’s already a massive book as it is, but covered in water it expanded by about 8 sizes!

DNF a book this year

I try not to do this, but so far this year I’ve DNF’d six books. However, I haven’t DNF’d them because I didn’t enjoy them, instead I mostly DNF’d because I wanted to read something else. Or I simply forgot about them when I was engaged in a writing or work project. I tend to come back to books I DNF later on when I have more time to focus on them.

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

Yep. All the time. I tend to do this in secondhand stores, more than independent or branded stores. I’m not fussed about spending tons of money on pretty books. But there’s nothing like the thrill of finding a gorgeous book in a charity shop for a bargain price.

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

I listen to audiobooks while I work… so yes, every day. I need the background noise and I love audiobooks, so it’s perfect for me. It might not be what my co-workers want me to do, but I find it helps me to concentrate – hard as that may be to believe.

Skim read a book

Unfortunately, one of the downsides of being in publishing is that you don’t have time to read all of your books but you really want to! Instead, you skim-read them. I try to do this as limitedly as possible, but sometimes I can’t help it.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Not yet. I’ve managed to hit my Goodreads goal every year I’ve set one. This year I smashed it by hitting my target of 100 books in October! Mental.

Borrowed a book and not returned it

Yes… I have several books from my school library that I’ve not returned but still, I feel guilty about it so don’t give up either. I always return books now; and if I haven’t please let me know!

Broke a book-buying ban

I’ve never set myself a book-buying ban, because I know I’ll never be able to stick to it.

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

Another common theme for me. I have plenty of reviews just sitting in my drafts folder of this blog that I’ve yet to post and I honestly can’t remember anything. It’s the same for theatre shows and films as well.

Wrote in a book you were reading

I had to do this for school, but I’ve not done it since. I’m not a fan of annotating; things I enjoy I’ll remember. But that being said I have no issue with writing in books, as I understand why people do it.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

Nope. I’m a stickler for this, mostly because I want to keep an accurate eye on my Goodreads goal. I’m very competitive!

What about you? Which side of the Bookish Naughty or Nice list are you?

Love Ellie x

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