The Bookish Naughty List Tag

I have recently come across The Bookish Naughty List Tag, which was created in December last year by Jenniely.

The idea is that – once you’ve been tagged – you have to answer 15 questions and spill the beans on your bookish sins.

I have just got back into blogging and I haven’t been tagged by anyone but this sounds fun so… here it goes…

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it?
I am afraid so. In my previous incarnation as a book blogger I struggled to keep up with the number of ARCs and books received, which is part of the reason that ultimately led to my giving the blogging up.

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on NetGalley?
No. I don’t actually have a NetGalley account, which to some might seem a bigger sin that having a low feedback percentage!

3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)?
No, simply because I don’t have a Goodreads account. Is this heresy? Have I now been excommunicated from the book blogging community?

4. Folded down the page of a book?
No, I would never do that and it pains me when other people do. I would rather risk forgetting where I got to in the book!

5. Skim read a book?
No. If I am not enjoying a book to the point where I consider skimming through it, I stop reading it altogether.

6. DNF a book this year?
Not this year (yet) and not last year either if I remember correctly. This doesn’t however mean that I am a book masochist. I used to persevere with every book I started – even when it was obvious from the very beginning that we wouldn’t get on. Not finishing a book, in my mind, equated to failure. Things have changed though. If a book makes me want to switch the television on, I put it aside.

7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it?
No, I buy books only when I have the intention of reading them. I believe that books need to be enjoyed to live.

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else? 
Yes, mostly when I was younger. With the distraction of social media, nowadays my sin is to be doing something else when I should be reading… which is far worse!

9. Accidentally spilled on a book 
Once and I was so traumatised that I still remember the accident in detail. It was the 4th of December 2014 and as my hand reached out to switch the alarm clock off – a move rehearsed a million times before – it knocked over a full glass of Ribena over the small bookcase that – at the time – acted as my bedside table. The bookcase that had been purposefully filled with all my favourite books, so they could be the first thing I saw in the morning! I couldn’t have positioned that glass in a better way to maximise the damage. The purple liquid trickled over every single shelf of the bookcase. All I could do was wail “oh no no please oh no no please not my books" *sighs*

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal?
I have never set myself a goal. In recent years my reading hasn’t been what it used to be so this year I would like to read at least a book a week. It might seem nothing to some but we are all different!

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it?
No. I wouldn’t want it done to me and I don’t do it to others.

12. Broke a book buying ban? 
Book buying bans are there to be broken!

13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about?
No. However, I used to sometimes leave it too late to start writing the review at all.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading? 
Only textbooks when I was at school. Does that count? I am now researching book annotating methods so I might take the plunge one day.

15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads?
Again, I have to say no because I don’t have a Goodreads account.

I won’t TAG any specific bloggers/blogs but feel free to join in if you want to confess your bookish sins!


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