Hey there, book nerds!!
First and foremost, I apologize for remaining a day behind the #HolidayADVENTure series!! Between my dad having major surgery, trying to spend quality time with my hubby before he’s LA bound, work, life, Christmas, and sleep, I haven’t been able to publish them as quickly as I would have liked. These posts are designed to make the creators feel super duper special because of how much they’ve helped me throughout the year, so the last thing I want to do is rush them. I appreciate your patience and hope these additional posts will tide you over till I’m back in the swing of things! 💚
I was “tagged” by the lovely Destiny to participate in the “Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag.” It seemed like a fun & festive way to continue to celebrate the holiday season while shaming me for my bookish sins! This tag was created by the talented Jenn, whose art is featured below!
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Received an ARC and not reviewed it? ✅
Unfortunately, yes! HOWEVER, I do intend to review every ARC I’ve been fortunate enough to receive. I have a few reading challenges I’m partaking in come 2019 that will hopefully let me clear my remainders out! 🤞
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley? ✅
Well, you see…the thing is…
…I’m currently at 56%. *Screams and hides in no-longer-secret shame*
But again, thanks to some readathons and reading challenges coming up in January, I do expect to fix this shame-inducing rating pretty darn quickly!
Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)? ✅
The “Full RTC” phrase haunts my dreams, y’all! It’s used and abused and a BIG habit I’m going to try and break in 2019. I keep a running list of all my “reviews to come” with full intention of returning back to all of them…one day…
Folded down the page of a book? ❌
HA! Finally a bookish sin I can resoundingly claim to be false! I’m certain that even as a child I refused to submit my books to this treatment. Not judging (read: sorta judging) anyone that does this, but that’s so not my style!
Accidentally spilled on a book? ❌
I don’t typically eat or drink around my books because I’m unmistakably accident prone, but I have lost a few books to water damage back when my apartment flooded. Does that count as accidental spillage?
DNFed a book this year? ✅
It breaks my heart to admit it, but I did DNF my VERY FIRST book this year. However, I’m not certain it counts as a true DNF because I stopped ONE PAGE into the book. It actually sparked a whole book chat.
Bought a book purely because it was pretty, with no intention of reading it? ✅ ❌
I’m going .5 on this one, and here’s why: One of the things I like to do when I travel abroad is purchase one of my favorite books in that country’s native language. It’s always a book I’ve read before, but it’s usually in a language I can neither read nor speak…so…maybe to this one???
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)? ✅
I mean duh! My sister-in-law relentlessly teases me about reading at a “party” once. My hubby yells at me when I catch up on pages at red lights. And I used to speed read in between interviews at my old job. So yeah, this is a definite yes!
Skim read a book? ❌
While I have skimmed a book that I’m rereading to get to “the good parts,” I’ve never skimmed a new-to-me book.
Completely missed your Goodreads goal? ❌
This is only my third year of participating in the Goodreads reading challenge, but I have managed to complete my goal all 3 times! *Insert uncoordinated victory dance*
Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library? ❌
Unless I did this as a wee child, I’m going with no. If I know I’m not going to finish a book by it’s due date, I’ll renew it. But no matter what it’s going back to the library when I’m done.
Broke a book buying ban? ❌
This is a no, but only because I’ve never put myself on a book buying ban. The only time I really splurge on books is if there’s a massive sale (ex: Black Friday) or if I have gift cards from my birthday, holidays, bonus, etc. Although trying to reorganize my library tonight to fit recently hauled purchases tells me I probably should go on one in 2019…after the GCs and holiday hauls of course! 😉
Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about?❌
Here’s the thing, I’ve written “RTC” more times than I’d care to admit. It’s an ugly habit, that we’ve already discussed I’m trying to break in ’19! However, if I sit down and actually start writing the review, it’s getting written! The problem I have is taking the time to start them instead of diving into my next read.
Wrote in a book you were reading? ✅
Yes, but never in a nonprofessional book. When I was running my marketing business I’d highlight, underline, and write notes about how to deliver the message in the story I was reading, or what questions to ask where, but never in my “for fun” reading.
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads? ✅
I’m certain this is true. Probably not during the past three years when I was keeping track of reading goals, but any of the books I read prior to that…lost to the abyss.
Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend? ✅
I HATE to have been this person, but I’ve totally been this person. 🙈 It’s been years, but that shame doesn’t expire.
Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book? ❌
Between my mom, my mother-in-law, BOTH sisters-in-law, my brother, and my bestie I’ve got no less than 15 books “out in the wild” at any given time. None of these lovely people have given me a reason to doubt their trustworthiness thus far, so hopefully it stays that way.
Broke the spine of someone else’s book? ❌
Oh my gosh I’d probably cry. And then buy them a new book. I think the only book I’ve ever broken the spine of is book 1 of my HP collection due to sheer number of rereads.
Took the jacket off to protect it and ended up making it more damaged?❓
Who’s to say? I’m certain I’ve gotten fingerprint smudges on my naked hardbacks, but I can’t imagine that would be worse than keeping my book jacket on and getting it marked up, ripped up, or damaged.
Sat on a book accidentally? ✅
Hahaha! Yes?? I have no recollection of ever doing this, but I can’t assume I haven’t ever done this…so…sure?
SCORE: 10/20 (Rounded up)
How boring! I’m 50ish% naughty and 50ish% nice. Hopefully Santa will still come and visit me! Let me know your scores below!!
We’re SUPER duper close to Christmas so if you haven’t been tagged in a holiday post and are looking to do one, consider yourself tagged!! ❄️🎅🤶🦌⛄❄️
Come back this evening for my belated Dec. 12th #HolidayADVENTure post, which I promise will happen and will eventually be back on track…
And, as always: Happy Reading!