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.

Happy reading!