Naughty or Nice Tag

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Hello all! It’s been a while since I did a tag and there’s so many fantastic end-of-year ones to choose from- this one particularly looks like a lot of fun!! Thanks so much to the wonderful Jill Jemmett and the lovely Beth @Reading Every Night for tagging me to do this one! They’re both fantastic bloggers who have so much wonderful bookish content and you need to check them out! And a special extra *thank you* goes out to Jill, for sending me this beauty (which I received today!!!) for winning her 1000 follower giveaway:

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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  

Errr do samples count? I’m gonna say no- just cos.

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  1. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley 


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

I rarely put my comments on GR- let alone review- so this was a safe no.

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  1. Folded down the page of a book 

*Coughs awkwardly* yeahhhh. To be fair, it’s a great way to do references for non fic (and mark pages to go back to later in general).

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  1. Accidentally spilled on a book 

Nope! What kind of philistine do you think I am? (to be fair, considering how much tea and hot chocolate I’ve drunk over my books in the last year, I reckon I’ve been incredibly lucky not to have done this)

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  1. DNF a book this year 

Yeah I DNF’d and I’m proud of it! After struggling through half of it for a month, I finally decided to call it quits. I actually consider my inability to DNF one of my weaknesses as a reader and have been trying to get better at it- if achieving that goal puts me on the naughty list then so be it!

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

Err I’ve definitely cover bought, but I always intend to read it (even if I never do)- so gonna go with nice for this.

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

*Looks around guiltily*. Oh come on, you’ve all done this. Don’t pretend you haven’t.

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  1. Skim read a book 

Errr yeah- that’s what happens when you refuse to DNF really lousy books.

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  1. Completely missed your Goodreads goal 

Hehe well considering I didn’t really have a goodreads goal, it’s pretty hard to fail this one.

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

Okay I’m overthinking this question, because I *always* have books on the go from the library, but I also *always* make sure they’re renewed/returned on time. So I’m going with a tentative no?

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  1. Broke a book buying ban 

What ban? Okay- never mind- you can all see through the pretence. Guilty as charged.

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

Hahaha I’ve done this for mini reviews and then end up with two lines of comments- I think it’s fairly obvious 😉

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  1. Wrote in a book you were reading 

I don’t actually think I’ve done that this year… wow, that’s a first.

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

Oh no, I’m basically compulsive about Goodreads. I finish a book, I put it on there.

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

NO! The horror, the horror. I’m basically a saint when it comes to borrowing books from friends 😉 (but also don’t like to do it cos it makes me STRESS so much)

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  1. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book 

Hahaha! All. The. Time. Unless it’s to my sister- then the answer’s always “after I’m done with it” 😉

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  1. Broke the spine of someone else’s book 

Nooooo! That would be too cruel. As bad as I am with a lot of my own books, I hate the idea of ruining someone else’s books. If I borrow a book from someone I’m going to be squinting at the half-opened pages rather than spoil it (also, again, I’m mostly too afraid to borrow people’s books)

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

Ahhh this happened to me and it was really sad!! I had to take my Muse of Nightmares out with me (alright I technically have to, I wanted to, cos I was reading it and it was amazing, okay?!) and so I decided to leave the dust jacket behind so it wouldn’t get ruined. But I couldn’t leave it out, so I put it in a drawer, consequently forgot it was in said drawer… and crumpled it when I took it out. Not too badly, but still. I feel like I was punished enough for this one- sadly Santa doesn’t feel the same way so it’s onto the naughty list *sigh*.

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  1. Sat on a book accidentally 

Sounds like me (regular Bella Swan me #sorelatable) but I don’t remember this specifically, soooo no?

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Final Score: 8/20

Well, with some very careful interpretation of the questions I’m on the nice list! Although I feel like that said interpretation might be why I kinda deserve to be on the naughty list… let’s not think about that!

Cos I’m naughty at heart, I’m not gonna tag a lot of people, just:

Drew, Sam, Rivermoose, Kat, Bookstooge, Katie and Cozy Pages

And to everyone else- do you reckon you’d be on the naughty or nice list? Let me know in the comments!

62 thoughts on “Naughty or Nice Tag

  1. He he, I can relate to quite a few of your answers. I use dog ears as well by the way, I have an opinion that books are meant to be used – I write into them, highlight them, fold their pages… never actually torn any pages out yet though despite being tempted many, many times.

    I think I would sit somewhere in the middle of that scale. Fun post to read! 😊👌

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    1. hehe thank you! I totally agree with you- I really like “lived in” books as well, so I definitely fold down the pages (and I write in them too- but for some reason didn’t annotate any this year- I blame my kindle cos I annotated loads on there)

      Awesome! Thank you! 😊 ❤

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  2. I’m on the nice list for this particular set of questions, but that’s just these… 😉

    Having worked in a library, I never dog ear book pages. I still remember days where I spent way too long compulsively un-folding pages someone else had dog-eared.

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  3. I’m definitely on the Bad List. Any thing with more than one reference to GR makes me want to see a man about a horse, all over said tag.

    Of course, I bet with some love and tender care, one could really turn this tag on its head. Hmmm…

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  4. I loved, loved your answers… I have this tag to be done, I have forgotten who tagged me and I don’t know how to get back to whoever tagged me… 😂 😂
    I think I am going to come in naughty list hehehe unless l use your method to interpret the questions😂😂

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  5. Couldn’t agree more with #16. Borrowing books used to stress me out so much that I’ve stopped doing it for years. And now I’m really curious to know- which book(s) you DNF this year? 😀

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  6. Fun post! I can definitely relate to dodging people when they ask to borrow books. I borrowed a lot of books to others when I was younger, and most of them came back in a condition that broke me whenever I looked at them

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  7. This is such a fun tag! I think I was six or seven under the naughty list when I did it. I barely review anything on Goodreads so even I would never promise a review to come cause that is not going to happen. Need to work on DNFing though. It would probably be better for me 🙂

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  8. Fun answers for this tag! I’m the same when it comes to reviews, I procrastinate SO much and by the time I need to review it, I’m just… writing two sentences and that’s it hahaha. 🙂

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  9. Thanks for tagging me! I’m looking for something to put out on Sunday, so this is nice and seasonal! 🙂
    Loved your answers! I am also compulsive about goodreads, though perhaps a bit more than you since not having a goodreads goal and then meeting it is UNTHINKABLE for me. Haha

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    1. You’re welcome! 🙂 Look forward to seeing your answers! 🙂
      Thank you!! Ah totally understand that! I usually have one- but for some reason I thought it might be better for me this year and make me stop thinking about number of books read (this didn’t work lol 😉 )

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  10. Ha, yeah I feel like all of us have read books when we’re not supposed to (can we really call ourselves bookworms if we haven’t sneakily tried to get a few more pages in when we really should have been focusing on something else?!) Also I’m kind of in awe that you haven’t spilled anything on any of your books, I feel like me having anything food or drink wise near a book is just asking for disaster, but then again I am really clumsy so not that surprising. 😀
    Great post, I loved reading your answers for this tag and I’m glad you decided to take part too. 🙂 ❤

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  11. I still don’t know how anyone can read a book without breaking the spine – I hate not having full access to of all the page!

    You’ve just reminded me that I’ve been tagged into this too – I’m sure I wrote the post and forgot to publish it, oops!

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    1. hahahaha well if it’s a new book I can get really weird about it and read at odd angles 😉 But most of my books are second hand, so I don’t worry about it too much 😉

      Awesome- look forward to seeing your post then 🙂


  12. Hahahah I have to admit that I’ve always found it amazing that you never got into the whole ARC thing, yet you’re probably THE most active and MOST popular blogger out here! 😮 I’m sure it’s a fully-self-conscious decision to not partake in that game too though hahah Nice to hear you’re still a nice orangutan! 😉

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    1. hehee wow that’s very flattering! But I’m sure I could place bets on some better, bigger bloggers (firstly one that starts with “book” and ends with “idote” 😉 ) Yeah it actually is a conscious decision though, as weird as it may be 😉
      hehehe thanks 😉

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