Monday, December 24, 2018

The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

I originally saw this tag on Confessions of a Serial Reader! I haven't been tagged (as far as I am aware of), but I just couldn't wait to dive in! This is such a fun tag originally created by Jenniely.

Here are the rules:

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link the original creator, Jenniely
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people!
  • If you’ve not been tagged, go ahead and do it anyway!

Let's dive in!

The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

Received an ARC and not reviewed it- Naughty
Unfortunately I have received a few ARCs that I didn't finish reading and therefore did not review. With these books, I just could not get into them for one reason or another. If I'm reading an honest review and feel that my rating will be less than three stars, I will DNF the book rather than giving it a negative review.
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley- Nice
My current feedback rating is 100% on Netgalley.

Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)- Nice
I will only post "Review to come soon!" when it's an ARC that the publisher or author requested that I post on a certain date, and since someone is waiting on me to update that, I always make sure to go back and add my text.

Folded down the page of a book- Naughty
I will fold down the very edge of a corner of books I own when I want to mark my favorite quote or passage. I would never fold down the corner of a library book or one I am borrowing of course!

Accidentally spilled on a book- Naughty
Ugh... I've spilled tea on books far too many times.

DNFed a book this year- Nice
Oh yes. I'm marking this one as nice because it was something that I never used to do and it drove me crazy. I used to force myself through books I wasn't enjoying and life is just too short to read books you don't like!

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it- Nice
Nope, not yet anyway! I only buy books that I want to read.

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)- Nice
Unfortunately my anxiety has never let me just relax and read when there is something else I should be doing instead.

Skim read a book- Naughty 
Oh I've definitely skimmed books many times before. Usually when I'm bored with the story and want to see if it gets any better before I decide whether or not I will DNF.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal- Nice
Not yet!

Borrowed a book and not returned it- Nice

Broke a book buying ban- Naughty
Ha! Yup. However, I think book buying bans are a bit silly. I've been much better with my restrictions lately.

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about- Nice
Not yet! Though there are books that read before I started writing reviews that I want to reread so I can write reviews for them.

Wrote in a book you were reading- Naughty
I highlight some books I own to mark my favorite passages and I've written in many textbooks.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads- Nice
I'm marking this one as nice out of technicality. I've only not added something to Goodreads when the book isn't listed on the platform.

Am I Naughty or Nice? 

Out of 15 questions, I had 9 nice and 6 naughty... so overall I'm pretty nice!

Thanks for reading!
If you haven't been tagged, but would like to take part, consider yourself tagged!

Merry Christmas Eve!


  1. Fun tag! You are way more nice than I would be with these questions. Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas! I agree, DNFing is a nice thing, no sense in wasting my time!

  3. I’m doing this tag on Thursday. It’s a little late for Christmas, but it was fun, so whatever. I think DNFing is nice, too. Especially because I don’t review books that I DNF. Those books won’t be getting a ranty 1-star review from me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. I've embraced DNFing as well this year too. So freeing.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Yay for you not forcing yourself to finish books any more! I used to do that too, but now I just try to give them an honest chance - then I don't waste my time.

  6. Hey Erica! Sorry it's been a long time! I was taking a break from blogging but I'm back now :)

    Belated Merry Christmas to you :) Love this tag! It seems so fun and ugh i know what you mean about DNFing books! It's so hard for me to DNF books but I'm slowly learning to. Happy holidays!


    1. Absolutely no worries!! I hope you had a fun break!! :-D Merry Christmas to you as well!

  7. I've never seen the point of buying based on cover if you aren't going to read it-seems a bit silly to me! And I agree with you about DNFing. Sometimes it just needs to be done so we can move on to something better!