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03 December 2018

The Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Amy at Golden Books Girl to do the  Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag which was created by Jenn.

The Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Naughty - I try to review everything I'm sent, and I always review anything I've requested, but unsolicited copies can sometimes slip under the radar. I do love surprise books, but sometimes I just don't have the time.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

Nice - My feedback rating is 62% so I *just* make this one! It used to be less, but I've been getting audiobooks out of the library and boosting my ratio by getting through the older books on my list. Plus it can only go up as I can't really read ebooks anymore.

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

Naughty - Gosh, I am terrible for this! Then at the end of the year I try to write a small review for all of them an inevitably fail and a few remain "Review to come" forever.

Folded down the page of a book

Naughty - I do this mostly with the books that I already write in if there's something I want to doubly emphasise or be able to pull up quickly. Usually my favourite scenes in my favourite books.

Accidentally spilled on a book

Naughty - Tea, chocolate, biscuits, tears... You name it I've probably somehow spilled it on a book haha.

DNF a book this year

Naughty - I DNF pretty freely, and although I try to pick up only books I'll like, I'm sometimes so disappointed that I have to DNF.

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

Nice - I only buy books when I'm convinced I'm going to read them, although my towering TBR of owned books suggests otherwise. I am very cover-led however and I'm more likely to pick up a pretty cover.

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

Naughty - All the time. Like, always. Sometimes I even sneakily read under the desk at work when it's quiet.

Skim read a book

Naughty - This is basically how I got through Lord of the Rings - I skimmed every battle scene! It made for a pretty quick reading experience. 

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Nice - I'm good at beating my Goodreads goal, and this year I even had to raise it twice.

Borrowed a book and not returned it

Naughty - Sorry, Steph! Although I will return them, one day, once I've read them.

Broke a book buying ban

Naughty - I suck at book buying bans haha, although I think I have got my outrageous habit under control and I don't buy often any more. And when I do buy it's from a physical bookshop.

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

Nice - Even if it takes me a year to finally get around to my review, I'm pretty good at remembering what it was about. I review based on my feelings too, rather than rehashing the storyline.

Wrote in a book you were reading

Naughty - I love to do this! Especially with favourites. I have annotated copies of I Capture The Castle, the Dark Gifts series, and Lucas.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

Naughty - I accidentally do this all of the time! Especially with audiobooks or books I read in one sitting. There are probably about five Mills & Boon books I've read this year that I didn't add to Goodreads yet, but that's because I read them so quickly!

I tag Steph and Aoife.

I think I'm definitely on the Naughty List, I have a lot of bad bookish habits!

Which list would you be on?


  1. Such a fun book tag!😊 I'd probably be on the naughty list 😅

    Shirley |

  2. This is a lot of fun! Loved your answers.

  3. Such a fun tag! I've tried really hard not to have any DNF this year but sometimes its tough, I'd much rather be reading something I'm enjoying!
    Hels xx

  4. I am on the nice list, but only just scraped onto it by like one question...
    Really enjoyed reading your answers!
    Amy x

  5. Oh this looks like an awesome tag to take part in, think I'd make it on to the nice list :D

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  7. I've not seen this tag but it looks like such a fun one to do! Only one point I'd disagree with you on though, " Wrote in a book you were reading - Naughty" - I do this sometimes too but for me that's a mark of how much I love the book and that I want to remember a certain phrase for future reference. But I'm with you on skimming the battle scenes on LOTR, haha! x

    Lisa |

  8. You've doubled your Goodreads goal?! HOW? Teach me your ways XD I can never fold a page or write anything in the books so I would say I'm nice in that way but everything is always falling on my books! I remember reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix while chewing a gum and when I tried to blow a bubble, the chewing gum landed right on the book and it got stuck and that was a nightmare. I'm pretty okay with DNFing too, and yes, skim reading is good as long as we enjoy the book <3

  9. Great post! Sometimes it's more fun to be a little naughty!


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