Welcome to DAY SEVEN of Blogmas! So, I haven’t been tagged to do this but the lovely Jenn over at jenniely.com posted and created this tag and given it looked like a lot of fun, I decided to take part anyway! You can find her original post as well as a list of tag questions over on her original post! (Just click the bright blue link to take you directly to the post)
Let’s find out if my bookish habits this year have managed to get me on the nice list!
Received an ARC and not reviewed it ✔
Yes. I have done this many times. In all honesty, I don’t really like feeling pressured into writing a review which I think is what it can sometimes feel like. I’ve never specifically requested a book and then not reviewed it though.
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley ✔
Well, I have closed down my Netgalley account because I don’t like reading on a kindle or e-books in general, but when I did have it, it was waaaaay below 60%!
Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)? ✔
All the time. Like are there people out there who actually review every single book they read on Goodreads? Because woah. You people are magic.
Folded down the page of a book ✘
I’m pleased to say that no, I have not folded down the page of a book at all this year. When I was a kid I did this all the time, but now it just upsets me.
Accidentally spilled on a book ✘
I don’t drink hot drinks and I’m very fussy about what I can and can’t eat while I’m reading, so there’s very little chance of this happening to me!
DNF a book this year ✔
I don’t typically DNF books but kudos to you if you do. In fact I think this should be included on the nice list because why waste your time reading books you aren’t enjoying? However, personally, I do struggle to DNF books, but there was one exception this year. Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. It just wasn’t clicking with me and it is a BIG book so that’s why I decided not to continue. I’ll be giving the series another go in the future though.
Bought a book because it was pretty with no intention of reading it ✘
I am a cover buyer, but never do I buy a book with absolutely no intention of reading it. I maybe sometimes buy a book that I have slightly less interest in than others because of how pretty the cover is but I always plan to read what I buy.
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) ✔
ALL. THE. TIME. Honestly, the amount of times I’m meant to be blogging or tidying the house, or even getting ready for work, you can bet that my head is still stuck in my current read.
Skim read a book ✔
GUILTY. I do this a lot, and I am kinda ashamed to admit this one. I devour stories, but I’m definitely not a detail orientated reader. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I really am and I am dissecting every word on the pages, but other times I just want a quick read and skimming does help.
Completely missed your Goodreads goal ✘
I’ve already long passed my goal of 50 books, so thankfully not this year!
Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library ✔
I have £75 worth of library fines. Need I say more?
Broke a book buying ban ✔
Yes, but in my defence, I NEEDED the books I bought.
Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about ✔
Once again, are there people who don’t do this??
Wrote in a book you were reading ✔
I annotate a copy of my Nick Cave lyrics book. Don’t tell anyone but *whispers* …it even has a broken spine.
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
I just can’t physically do this. I am desperate to see my latest read lined up with all my other beautiful previously read books in my reading challenge.
Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend ✘
I don’t borrow books from anywhere other than the library so…nope.
Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book ✔
The idea of someone bringing back a book of mine and it being damaged, kills me. Coffee stains, bent spine, folded pages…no. I just couldn’t do it. So yes, there’s always a change of subject there or I just flat out tell them I can’t let them borrow it for the reasons above. Depends who I’m speaking to obviously!
Broke the spine of someone else’s book ✘
Again, I don’t borrow books from people, but at the library I’m very careful to keep a book looking as it did before I read it.
Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ending up making it even more damaged ✘
I take the dust jackets off all the time but I carefully place them on the bookshelf in a safe place, so this has yet to happen to me.
Sat on a book accidentally ✔
Yes. Almost on a daily basis.
FINAL SCORE – 12/20
I guess this year I’m on the naughty list! In all honesty though, this just a bit of fun and no matter how you read/blog/review, you do you and be proud of it!
I’m only going to be tagging a couple of people who I think might like to do this, but if you read this and want to take part then consider yourself tagged!
Kate @ Book Lover Kate
Stark @ Random Melon Reads
I hope you enjoyed day seven of Blogmas and I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow! Let me know in the comments if you’ve decided to take part and link back to this post so I can read yours too!