I wasn’t planning on posting today (my Sunday Post actually went up yesterday for just that reason), but then I found this fun tag over at A Dance with Books and just had to jump in! It was originally created over at A Page of Jenniely as part of Blogmas. She asked us some tough book blogger questions that we need to answer to find out if we’re on the Naughty List or the Nice List this Christmas!
Received an ARC and Didn’t Review It
Oh, wow. Not a good start. Yes, unfortunately I have a good number of ARCs I haven’t read yet. I still plan to read most of them, but keeping up sometimes feels impossible.
Have Less than 60% Feedback Rating on Netgalley
Ahhh. Much better. Nope, I’m happy to say my NetGalley score is sitting pretty at 87% (and I have a book that I’ve read off of NG that I just need to review, which will happen very soon!)
Rated a Book on Goodreads and Promised a Full Review Was to Come on My Blog (and Never Posted It)
I don’t think so. I post most reviews on my blog, with the exception of a few books I’ve read for our homeschool co-op, some manga and a few nonfiction books. Typically, if I don’t post the review on my blog, it’s because I decided not to.
Folded Down the Corner of a Page in a Book
Accidentally Spilled on a Book
Not this year. Unless you count the fact that a couple of my books got splashed a little while I was at swim meets—something I knew might happen and let it happen anyway! (Shame on me!)
DNFed a Book
Nope. (But when you get down three spots you’ll see why).
Bought a Book Purely Because It Was Pretty with No Intention of Reading It
Oh, I’ve been known to buy a book for the pretty factor, but I always at least think I’ll read it.
Read Whilst I Was Meant to be Doing Something Else (Like Homework)
All. The. Time.
Skim Read a Book
Yep. This is basically my version of a DNF. If I’m not feeling a book, I generally can’t convince myself to put it down completely, but I’ll skim read to the end.
Completely Missed My Goodreads Goal
I’m pretty darn close. I think I’ll hit it, but we shall see.
Borrowed a Book and Didn’t Return It
Not this year, but I’m ashamed to admit that I have done this in the past.
Broke a Book Buying Ban
Can’t break what you don’t make!
Started a Review, Left It for Ages then Forgot What the Book Was About
Oh, wow. This is just a constant issue for me. I am horrible about waiting too long to review and then forgetting the book completely.
Wrote in a Book I Was Reading
Yessiree, and I liked it! I even wrote a post all about it.
Finished a Book and Didn’t Add It to My Goodreads
Actually, there is one book that fits this category. (Actually, I added it and then took it right back off.) I know you’re all dying to know why. I had reasons.
I was doing pretty well there for a while. I’d like to think that I’m still in the Nice category—I mean, I’m 60% Nice. That’s pretty good, right?
It’s not too late! Jump in and join the tag! Have you been Naughty or Nice? I want to know!
YEP this is the one I am stealing, no question. I have been looking for something fun that wouldn’t take me a million years to do, and this wins!! Also I AM very curious about this Goodreads book! I am also not at ALL surprised that we have the same answers for almost all of these hahahah.
That’s exactly why I did it. I loved this because it’s quick and easy but still fun!
Oh, I LOVE this tag! I’m basically scared of ARCs so much, because I get these really bad funks in general. I like that you use your blog as a place for your reviews. I am still not sure which books need to be reviewed. Like, do I just post the positive stuff on the blog, and then rant on Goodreads? *Weighs options*
*Jumps off a cliff*
Happy holidays to you and to your family!
It’s tough. I basically review everything everywhere except for a few books that I think wouldn’t interest my blog audience.
Oh what a fun tag, I love it! I don’t think I could ever spill something on my books, I’m always really, REALLY careful with them, haha, they’re like my babies. I have never written in a book either, but it’s great to see you love to so much! 🙂
Best of luck for hitting your Goodreads goal, you can do this! Wishing you great holidays and a merry christmas xx 🙂
I don’t write in all my books, but I did it with a few and actually ended up loving it!
This Goodreads book thing might keep me up at night. I don’t skim, but I do DNF, quite a bit. However, I don’t make my DNFs public. I have a thing about trying to only share my positive reading experiences. You’re making me feel like a NG slacker. I am at 80%, so I am ok with that, but I would love to get back to the 90% range. Good job to you!
80% is just where you need to be with NetGalley, so no need to feel like a slacker!
I have to review books within a day or two of finishing them. If I don’t, I forget everything. I think there are a few books on my Goodreads that I didn’t review because I waited too long.
I’m so horrible about this—I often have to peek at other reviews to remember what a book was about (which is a horrible habit, I know!).
Yay you made the nice list! I can’t do the skim reading thing though. I can skim a paragraph here or there if I can tell it’s unimportant, but aside from that, I end up feeling I’m missing something and then I go back and read the page again and that’s just even worse, haha.
Yeah, that would sort of defeat the purpose. I manage to skim when I’m getting bored. It’s better than DNFing to me.
What a fun tag!! I have a bunch of unread ARCs. My goal in 2018 is to get up to date. I skim read for sure and rarely DNF but do sometimes. I changed my GR goal but I made that one lol. I say I am on the cusp of good lol.
I’d say you are definitely mostly nice. 🙂
Oh, I’ve definitely DNFed books, but I’ve skimmed too. And I love writing in books! I need t odo it more. 🙂
Skimming works better for me than DNFing, but I can definitely understand why some people prefer to just put the book down.
Skim reading is both our version of DNF, love it! Thank goodness for skim reading. I always hope that it’ll get better, but it usually doesn’t, sigh.
And you’re going to leave us hanging for that book you didn’t add to Goodreads?! Oh my gosh, what could it be?! You’re killing me LOL!!
I can’t handle not knowing how a book ends—have to skim! Sorry to torture you so. Mwahahaha!
Haha glad you did this tag, it was fun to read. 60% Nice is a pretty decent score considering the questions haha.
Exactly. I’m happy with that amount of niceness. 🙂
This post looks like so much fun, I wish I’d seen it before Christmas. Don’t know that I can sneak it in before the end of the year though. You’re good if you at least skim read a DNF. If I put DNF, it means I really did not finish at all. And, I’m naughty, I do fold the corner of a page down in a paperback if it is my own copy.