Lately, I have been browsing other reader’s blogs. Coincidentally, I have come across different book tag challenges. One such book tag project is the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag which I encountered through Struggling Bookaholic. It kind of piqued my interest. Besides, doing book tags is an opportunity for me to share to fellow readers what and how I am as a reader.
Here’s my version of Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag! Enjoy!
- Tag & link the person who tagged you.
- Tag and link me/this post.
- Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done.
- Tag another 10 people!
1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it. X
I came across this term often in book blogs but I never actually knew what it means (am I even a blogger or what? haha). Upon research, I have learned that it means Advance Reader’s Copy! At least I have learned something new through this tag and have something new term to use.
I guess that basically answers the question. Since I started doing book blogs and book reviews, I have not received any ARCs, hence, I have not done any reviews of such.
2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley. X
This one doesn’t apply to me. This is also my first time hearing of Netgalley (or perhaps I did but just in passing because it didn’t make much of an impact). I don’t have a Netgalley account (yet).
3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did). X
I rate books in Goodreads but I have never promised a full review there. However, there were some books I have shared my full review of in Goodreads.
4. Folded down the page of a book. X
Definitely not! I consider this a cardinal sin. I want my books and books I borrow to always look immaculate. I make sure to always have a book mark handy, if not, any small pieces of paper will do to mark pages that I want to go back to eventually.
5. Accidentally spilled on a book. X
I haven’t “fully” or “accidentally” spilled on any books because I am always precocious.
6. DNF a book this year. X
I rarely “not-finish” a book. For 2018, I don’t have any did-not-finish books although I am still currently reading Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels. I am hoping to finish the book before the year ends. *Crossing my fingers*
7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it. X
Sure, I occasionally buy books because of their cover but I always make a point to read them.
8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework). √
Definitely, all the time!
9. Skim read a book. X
This is something that I have never done nor do I have any intention of doing. I find skimming a book a device to kill the anticipation.
10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal. X
2018 is the first year I set a Goodreads goal. Initially, I placed it at 50. Considering my pace (and because I reached 50 earlier than I thought), I later changed my target to 60. Thankfully, I was able to meet it with a couple of spares on the side.
11. Borrowed a book and not returned it. √
If the question refers to library books, no, I have never done it. I always make sure to return the books otherwise I might not be cleared (in college). However, I do have some of my friends’ books in my stacks which I realized only lately when I reorganized my book “collection”.
12. Broke a book buying ban. √
The impulsive buyer in me would never let me successfully do a buying ban. Whenever I pass by the mall, the temptation is too much for me so I always end up buying at least two or three books! Haha.
13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about. √
It was only last year that I decided to do book review. However, the first one I planned to complete was started (and read) late 2016. I did start the review on Katja Millay’s The Sea of Tranquility but two years later, it is still on my drafts. I am hoping to get a renewed motivation and try to complete it in 2019.
14. Wrote in a book you were reading. X
No. For me, this is another cardinal sin because of my obsession for immaculately keeping my books as tidy as possible.
15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads. √
I started taking reading works of fiction seriously in 2006, and I started my Goodreads account around 2015 or 2016. However, it was only this year that I started fully utilizing my Goodreads account. As a result, most of the books I have read between 2006 to 2015 were not added in my Goodreads account.
16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend. √
This is another one that I may have done when I was younger, but I definitely haven’t done in the past several years. I don’t borrow books that often and when I do I’m always careful to take good care of them and return them.
17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book. √
Yes, I do this all the time, especially if I am unsure of how my friends will handle my books. I have experiences where I lent my books to some of my friends and they returned it, well, opposite of the condition I lent them in.
18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book. X
No! I treat other’s books the same way I want mine to be taken care of.
19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged. √
Hmmm. I can never tell because I rarely judge a book before and after taking the dust jacket although I always read them without the jackets. But I guess they do receive very minor damages.
20. Sat on a book accidentally. X
As far as I can remember, I have never sat on any books, not mine nor my friends’.
Final Score: 8/20
So, I guess, I am leaning more on the “Nice” side? 🙂
That concludes my version of the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag. I hope you enjoyed it. Part of the original rule is tagging specific bloggers who I want to do this tag. However, it has been my practice to not tag others because I want everyone to do their own. If you do choose to do this book tag, please tag me so that I can check out your responses.