Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Morning, book nerds!

Can I mention we have only 2 weeks until Christmas? I’ve been counting down the days, and I can’t fathom how quickly the holidays are speeding up so quickly.

I wanted to save this post for my 12 Days of Blogmas. But since Teagan and Jess from Fiction No Chaser tagged me, I couldn’t resist. I’ve been waiting for a Christmas-themed tag! And it’s such a great one. Thank you, dearies!

RULES

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!)
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people!

The List | Check It Twice

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Thankfully, I’m pretty good with finishing ARCs on time.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley  

LOL, I have a NetGalley account, but I haven’t used it yet.

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

Honestly, I have so many reviews saying “RTC” that I’m surprised someone hasn’t bothered me yet.

Folded down the page of a book  

I used to be bad with this habit. But now, I just use bookmarks.

Accidentally spilled on a book  

I spilled some water on my hardcover copy of A Darker Shade of Magic, and I still feel horrible.

DNF a book this year  

I don’t see DNFing as a bad thing though. I’ve given a lot of time to books that didn’t keep me interested. I need to DNF more titles.

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

My most recent book purchase is the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass. So you know my answer.

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

I pull this off almost every week. I am such a procrastinator that I’m surprised I’m not behind on everything in my life.

Skim read a book  

Obviously, I can’t skim an entire book, but if there are sections that are boring, or I want to find out what happens to a particular character, then I definitely skim.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Well, if you give me a few more weeks, then perhaps, I’ll fail this year’s goal. I’m about 2 books behind. 😭

Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library

Since my local library doesn’t always update its book collection, I rarely use it.

Broke a book buying ban  

I am not a measly peasant (more likely, I am), so book bans do not concern me. So the answer’s yes. 😅

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

I believe I have about 3 or 5 reviews in my Draft’s folder that can wholeheartedly agree with my statement. I am horrible when writing reviews.

Wrote in a book you were reading

Neva. Never. Never. Textbooks, sure. Well, okay, there was one mandatory school book I wrote in and informed the next readers they’ll be utterly bored as I was. But other than that time, I usually don’t.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

One of the only reasons why I use Goodreads is to update my lists.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend  

Okay, I can explain. Truly, I can. I borrowed several books from a former friend who has refused to talk to me, so how can I return the books?

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book  

ALL THE TIME. No one else touches my babies. No one.

Broke the spine of someone else’s book

WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT?! I can’t break my own.

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

Why must this tragedy happen? You’d think that it’d be safe. But no. Life is cruel, and it aims to hurt my babies and their jackets.

Sat on a book accidentally  

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I am such a stickler for keeping my books in excellent condition.

My Final Score: Nice: 6, Naughty: 14

Am I surprised? Not a single bit.


Tag Time

You know the drill. If you don’t feel up to doing this tag, don’t feel like you must do it since I’ve tagged you. If I haven’t tagged you, and you want to do it, go ahead! Either way, if you do, link back to my post! I’d love to see your results.

Kristin ❄️ Danielle ❄️ Lana ❄️ Sara ❄️ Shalini ❄️ Darinda ❄️ Jennifer ❄️ Sahi ❄️ Brittany ❄️ Cindy

Beyond the Book | Bad Bookish Habits I Can’t Break

Hey, book fam!

I’ve needed this weekend much more than I thought I did. Don’t you just need a weekend with uninterrupted reading? That would be heaven.

With my last book tag, I answered one question about bad bookish habits, and that thought has stuck in my head ever since. For this week’s discussion topic, I want to tackle the dreaded bookish habits we all do, even if we hate ourselves for doing so. Here are my picks of bad bookish habits I can’t seem to break:

 

Not walking past a bookstore

The only time I walked past one was when I didn’t have money or my credit card. But any other time, I cannot resist the temptation to walk in, breathe in that glorious bookstore smell, and find my next read. I’ll be 80-years-old and still walk through those doors.

 

Reading ahead and spoiling the entire book

WHY. MUST. I. DO. THIS?! I used to hate when I pulled this stunt off. And now? Meh. But I’m starting to regret it a lot since I’ve spoiled enough endings that I shouldn’t even bother reading the bloody book. 😐

 

Buying books and never reading them for months

I forget quite a few books I’ve bought. And some of them still sit on my shelves, waiting to be read. But do I get to them in a timely manner? Clearly, not. Or I wouldn’t complain about it. Now, I have a high physical TBR pile that threatens to overtake whatever dwindling room I have on my bookshelves.

 

Worse yet, wanting to catch up on series but realizing the sequel is coming out soon (like next week/month)

Let me see how many hands shoot right up when reading about this habit. Yeah, I’m horrible and forget to read sequels until the next one is out. I don’t know how this trend occurs, but it’s been sneaking up on me lately. And I feel I’m swamped with so many sequels.

 

Not DNFing books that bore me

You see, this habit is slightly tricky. I was close to DNFing Lifel1k3, but I fell in love with it about 100 pages in though. Sometimes, not DNFing is a good thing. However, I have wasted hours with books that didn’t deserve my time. But I’ll always give the book the benefit of the doubt, even if I want to pull out my hair.

 

Not writing reviews right after finishing the book

Am I the only blogger who struggles with this problem? I hope not. Unfortunately, I have several—and yes, I mean several—reviews to write, but I’ll just start reading a new book and forget about said writing. So the reviews pile up, and I feel pressured to catch up. So I’m in a constant state of frustration when it comes to these posts.

 

Reading my book and forgetting to pay attention to friends and family

I’m horrible with that. I truly am. And my family and friends have caught me not paying attention to them. And I feel guilty when they do. But you know how reading is though. You get so focused on a book that you forget about the outside world.

 

So now you know my bad bookish habits. What are yours? Do you have similar ones like me? How do you break them, or do you simply let them control you like mine do? Let’s chat! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic!