The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

naughty or nice book tag

Thanks to the lovely Orangutan Librarian for tagging me in this! I have seen it literally all over the community so it  was only a matter of time before I finally did it as well. Book Tags seem to be the easiest way to stay active on the blog during the holiday season and I am all for it! Here are the rules:


  • Tag & link the person who tagged you.
  • Tag and link Jenniely’spost, for she’s love to read everyone’s answers!
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done (ticks = naughty, crosses = nice)
  • Tag another 10 people.


  1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it  

Related imageYeah unfortunately I have received some ARCs via email and on Netgalley (when I was on it briefly) without reviewing them. Turns out I am not good at being told I have to read something…this is probably one of the reasons I have not returned to my Netgalley page in a really long time. It just wasn’t for me. Plus, I do MUCH better with physical books than ebooks so that could be a factor too?


  1. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley 

Related imageProbably at this point! I received a number of eARCs and never ended up reading or reviewing them. It is why I don’t use my Netgalley page anymore. If I am going to read an ARC it is most likely going to be a physical one.



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

Related imageLOL I do this often. I just forget you know? I don’t like to post reviews until I have them posted on my blog, and I don’t always review every single book I read sooooo yeah. Oopsie! I am going to try to be better about that in 2019 though so fingers crossed!



  1. Folded down the page of a book 

Related imageGuilty. Sometimes times it is just easier to find those pages when folded than worrying about whether a sticky note or bookmark will fall out. I mostly did this in textbooks when I was in school though. I have a small collection of bookmarks on top of my shelf, and when I start a book I immediately put a bookmark inside it so the necessity of folding pages is averted.


  1. Accidentally spilled on a book 

Related imageI am a clumsy person. What can I say?

  1. DNF a book this year 

Related imageOh yes. I am actually trying to be better about this as well. There are just SO MANY BOOKS out there that I don’t need to be wasting my time on something I don’t enjoy. If I don’t want to pick it up, I should move on so that I do actually get through a few books this upcoming year. It isn’t a “naughty” thing to DNF a book.


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

Image result for santa iconThat simply is not true. While I judge books by their cover very often, I do so usually with the intent to actually read them….eventually.



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

Image result for santa iconNo, actually I tend to do things when I should be reading! Like watching booktube videos or TV.




  1. Skim read a book 

Related imageHasn’t everyone? If you haven’t skim read an assigned reading book in school you are a liar and you know it!




  1. Completely missed your Goodreads goal 

Image result for santa iconActually so far I have done pretty well with my Goodreads goals! I tend to undershoot just to ensure that I meet my goal but what do you want from me? I like to have something checked off at the end of the year.



  1. Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library

Related imageOk ok ok hear me out on this one. I borrowed my director’s book about how to be a good director and just haven’t given it back YET. So give me a little slack, yeah?



  1. Broke a book buying ban 

Related imageWhat ban? Who said anything about a ban? Don’t look at those books in my arms! You just go about your own business then, alright? *sweating*



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

Related imageThis happened to Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. I read it fairly quickly, and for once I had the review set up in my drafts before I finished reading it. All I had to do was fill in my likes and dislikes, etc. but somehow a week turned into a month and then I ended up just deleting the draft because it made me angry that I never got to it. Oops.


  1. Wrote in a book you were reading 

Related imageGuilty. But if they are YOUR books, you should be able to do whatever you want to them. I don’t see the harm in underlining a favorite quote or passage, so long as it is your own book and not like a library’s or someone else’s.



  1. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads 

Image result for santa iconThat would be like sacrilegious or something. Actually it is mostly because I would completely forget about the book if I didn’t add it to my Goodreads. I actually keep three separate records of books that I have read throughout the year, and somehow one or more of them is never up to date, so logging them on Goodreads acts as a check/balance in my madness :]


  1. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend 

Image result for santa icon I am going to go ahead and say no on this one, even though I have admitted to borrowing my director’s book and not returning it, it was technically a “library use only” and “professional collection” book so it belongs to the library and not her….right?!?!



  1. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book 

Image result for santa iconActually no. For some reason I always offer up my own books to get people to read them and then immediately regret it afterwards. I don’t know why I do it, but I do.



  1. Broke the spine of someone else’s book 

Image result for santa iconNEVER BREAK THE SPINE. On any book, ever!

  1. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged 

Related imageUhg this makes me the most mad ever. You try to do the right thing by taking the jacket off so that it doesn’t get ripped or gross, put it somewhere “safe,” and once you are done reading said book, go back to the jacket and somehow it got more damaged than if you had left it on. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t (because I have tried it the other way too and it doesn’t work).


  1. Sat on a book accidentally 

Related imageIT HAPPENS OK?!?!? I am constantly surrounded by books. Frankly, I would be more surprised if I HAVEN’T sat on a book. But if it is accidental, why would that be naughty? It isn’t like I made the conscious choice to do that…





LOL this is the highest score I have seen in the community so far. Since I am over half I guess that makes me a bit naughty (according to the scoring sheet). Being that it is so late in the season (and we have determined that I am naughty) I am not going to tag anyone (not that there are many people left to tag at this point!) but if you haven’t done this and want to, please feel free!

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4 thoughts on “The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I just don’t see the point in forcing yourself to finish a book you are not enjoying when there are so many other books out there. I know a lot of people worry about their netgalley rating, but I’m more worried about my goodreads average rating! I’d much rather see my average rating go up to a 4 because I am only reading books I enjoy than try to push through every single book that comes in front of me? Idk if that makes sense or not but it did in my head!

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