The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Jenniely and I’m borrowing it from Hadeer.  Let’s get started.

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Unfortunately yes.  I’ve been good about reading all my physical ARCs (the solicited ones anyway), but there are a couple I got on Netgalley that I decided I am just not interested in anymore.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I’m currently at 80% exactly which is the norm for me, but I have definitely dipped below that.  I’ve never gone below 60% though.  (Did this question mean to say 80%?  That’s the magic number.)

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

No.  With the exception of certain times that I’ve been traveling, I don’t think I have ever waited more than 48 hours to write a review.  I know if I don’t do it as soon as possible I’ll end up regretting it.  But also, I really like writing reviews.  (Whenever I see someone complain about how much they hate it I do have to wonder why they are forcing themselves.  I mean, this is a hobby?)

Folded down the page of a book

I don’t do this now but I definitely have in the past, especially with textbooks.  Also, I think people get way too worked up about this.  If someone wants to dog-ear their books I don’t see how that’s anyone’s business.

Accidentally spilled on a book

I don’t think so.

DNF a book this year

Nope, I don’t DNF.

…. but there is kind of one exception, I’m realizing.  I started the audiobook of When Breath Becomes Air on a plane earlier this year and made it about 20 minutes in before deciding that that was just a terrible idea.  I am such a hypochondriac and I get really easily freaked out about cancer, and the book starts with Kalanithi being diagnosed when he goes to the doctor with a sort of run of the mill backache, and as we all know the book was published posthumously.  Also, I find audiobooks to be kind of claustrophobic in this regard, I find it much easier to desensitize when I’m reading something written than when I’m listening to it?  So, I was sitting there on this plane with my heart RACING and thinking ‘this is literally the stupidest idea you’ve ever had’ before giving up and turning on Spotify.  But since I’m a masochist I do want to read this book in print form at some point, so I don’t really consider it a DNF.

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

Hmm, I don’t think so.  I mean, there are a couple of books that I collect editions of (Les Mis and the Iliad) and I’m easily convinced to buy an edition of those that I don’t have if they’re pretty… but my collection of those is more about the different translations than anything.  Anyway, I don’t buy contemporaries just because the covers are pretty.  But if I want to read a book anyway, a pretty cover might sway me to buy it rather than get it from the library?

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

Definitely.  I read when I’m supposed to be working all the time.  I mean, I work from home, so, it’s kind of hard to resist.

Skim read a book

Yes.  This is the flip side of not DNFing – if I am truly HATING a book I’ll start to skim read it.  But I’m a relatively fast reader anyway so I don’t think I miss a whole lot when I do this.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Oh definitely.  2012-2015 were dark years for my reading.

Borrowed a book and not returned it

I mean… technically?  But I do intend to give them back sooner rather than later.  I tried to give Hadeer back one of her books when she visited me in September but then she FORGOT IT.

Broke a book buying ban

I’ve never set a book buying ban.  I’m pretty disciplined when I tell myself I want to do something, so I don’t think I’d struggle to stick to it… but I also don’t really feel compelled to force myself to do that.  Books are my one indulgence.

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

God no.  I always review things right away and I have a freakishly good memory anyway so I think I’d be fine if I left the review for a while.  It definitely gets harder to review the longer you wait, but remembering the plot isn’t the issue for me.

Wrote in a book you were reading

Is it weird that I don’t do this but wish I did?  My reason for not annotating books is SO dumb, too: I let my mom borrow a lot of my books and she HATES writing in books and I fear her judgment.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

Nope, I always keep Goodreads updated.

Tagging Hannah so she can brag about her Netgalley feedback ratio.  And anyone else who wants to do this!

10 thoughts on “The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

  1. re: my forgotten book, honestly I think I had bought so many books and had so little room for them all that my subconscious was like, “it’s ok, just leave the book with Rachel a bit longer!”

    Also I LOVE your reason for not annotating lmao. Your mom doesn’t strike me as someone whose judgement I should fear but I’ll take your word for it!

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    • LMAO FAIR!!! Plus I still have to read The New Jim Crow (SOON!) so I’d still owe you a book anyway. You can just get them next time you visit. Which you should definitely do whenever you’re free.

      Omg I know it’s not that I actually like… FEAR HER… because she’s the nicest person on the planet I just don’t want to do anything that would upset her lmao!!! It’s the same thing with getting a tattoo, I would never even consider it because my mom hates tattoos so much.

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  2. You’re pretty much more nice than naughty! And congrats on having an 80% feedback ratio on Netgalley, that’s a huge achievement compared to someone like me who have only reached a maximum of 60% :”(

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