Naughty or Nice Book Tag

Good afternoon everyone! I had a completely different idea for today but decided to push it aside in favor of this one that I saw on Lala’s Book Reviews.

They did a collection of a bunch of Christmas tags, but I’m only doing one of them. So make sure to check out their original post to see the rest!

Naughty or Nice Book Tag

The Rules

• Tag & link the person who tagged you.
• Tag and link Jenniely’s original post, for she’d love to read everyone’s answers!
• Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done.
• Tally up how naughty or nice you are!
• Tag another 10 people.

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Yup. I’m pretty sure anyone who has been reviewing books and receiving books to review has done this. If I’m reading a book that I’m not liking because it’s not a genre or trope I enjoy, I DNF it and won’t review it. I choose to do this because I don’t think it’s fair of me to give a book a poor review when it’s something I don’t normally enjoy to begin with.

Why do I choose to accept them then? Sometimes I don’t realize until after I’ve accepted them that it has elements that I don’t like. Other times, I like to give them a chance. I have enjoyed books with elements I don’t like or in genres I don’t like. I don’t do it often, but I’m not going to penalize a book because of this.

Have less than 60% feedback ration on Netgalley

My feedback ratio is 80% right now. And it’s only that because I got 2 books today to review that I obviously haven’t read. I have a few backlist that I plan on prioritizing early next year.

Read a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did).

Oops 🤷🏼‍♀️

Folded down the page of a book

So I’m saying no, but I’m sure I’ve done this as a kid. But since getting back into reading after my fall out from it, I have not. I have too many bookmarks to be doing that.

Accidentally spilled on a book

I’m usually reading while at work on my lunch break. So yes. I’ve spilled stuff on my books. I feel no shame.

DNFed a book this year

Yuppppp! Ain’t nobody got time to hate read.

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

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Barnes and Noble has this collection of classics that’s just GORGEOUS. I have a few and I have no intention of ever touching them.

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

That’s every time I’m reading. I am always supposed to be doing something else. Homework, blogging, cleaning, etc.

Skim read a book

Not a whole book, but parts of books yes. Literally anytime something dramatic is happening or any sex scenes. Dramatic stuff I wanna see how it plays out quicker. Sex scenes are not my jam. So I skim them most of the time. Unless I want the goods myself. Then I don’t. 😉

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Not yet. I’m a bit behind, but I’m going to read some manga or something to catch up 😂

Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library

Again, I have as a kid but that’s my moms fault not mine because I was too young to go there myself. Other than that, I suck and don’t go to the library. Goals for 2020. I swear.

Broke a book buying ban

I’ve stopped setting them. I do better when not on a ban.

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

Oops?

Written in a book you were reading

Yes. I want to do it more but I also only want to in books I plan on keeping soooo…

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

So, since finding Bookly, I’ve stopped using Goodreads as much. GoodReads is more organized for seeing the books I’ve read and kinda when, but I just don’t find myself updating there as much anymore. I was to check out LibraryThing again and try that.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend

Borrowed it when I was younger but still have it and haven’t returned it. We don’t talk anymore though so…

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book

Yup. Someone at my work is reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and I avoid mentioning it because I don’t want her asking to borrow the next books. They are my babies.

Broke the spine of someone else’s book

I don’t borrow books from people so I don’t have to worry about that.

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

Let’s move on 🙈

Sat on a book accidentally

Again, moving on 😂

15/20 Wellll…. moving on!

So that’s it for this one. I meant to have this post going up yesterday, but I didn’t end up posting it.

Thanks so much for joining me and continue reading for the “task of the post” where I give you and myself a task to complete before the next post that helps to organize our lives and get our crap together.

GYLT (Get Your Life Together)

Let’s check in with the task I gave you Monday. The task was to set a 6 month goal for yourself. If you didn’t see that post, then feel free to take a minute to do it now. Set one goal or set several. It’s all up to you.

Mine is to graduate from college, start an internship, and declutter my home.

So these things are all doable. I’m supposed to be graduating in May/June and I want to start an internship before then.

Today’s task is to take those 6 month goals and make a checklist. For example, for graduating I need to:

  • Take and pass ____ classes
  • Apply to graduate
  • Plan days better so I can do well in my classes without stressing out

Those are the few things I need to do before I graduate. I’m going to do the same for the rest of my goals and I’ll see you all for another check in on Thursday the 19th to continue. During that post, I’ll also be sharing my 2020 5 Star Predictions.

Thanks so much for joining me. I’ll see you all then! Make sure to like and comment with your goals!

Unread Book Tag | Tag Tuesday

Good morning all! Today I’m going to be doing the TBR & Unread Book Tag. I felt like this tag was perfect to do right now because I just update my GoodReads with (most of) my unread books! Mainly because I reorganized my shelves.

Remember that if you want to buy any of these books (to hopefully buddy read with me), click on the cover of the book. That will bring you to Amazon through my Associate’s link and I’ll make a small profit off your purchase to help me get more books!

So, this tag was created by Danni Darling on YouTube back in 2015.

So, let’s just get into this tag.

How many unread and read books do you have?

Um, I feel attacked? I don’t know the exact number because I didn’t get all my unread and I didn’t get update my read, but my GoodReads says 298 owned total and 185 unread owned. So math that. And I know just by looking that I’ve unhauled some and read some. Either way, I have way more unread.

The book that has sat on your shelf the longest?

I went all the way back to the beginning of when I started posting on Instagram and found my first complete TBR photo. This one, The Great Gatsby and American Psycho are the only ones that I’ve kept and haven’t read. But I started the other two so I’m choosing this one.

Number 1 book on your TBR that you want to read but haven’t got around to yet?

This book is so high on my TBR right now that I just can’t express how badly I want to read it. I can’t wait.

A book you want to read more than anything but don’t own yet?

So, for this, I couldn’t choose just one. I want to catch up on JA Low’s books. I have the second book in the Dirty Texas series, Suddenly Together, but I haven’t read it yet. But I need to read the rest of these! I feel like I can’t call myself a true fan without having read the rest of these.

A book you don’t remember buying but haven’t read yet?

So, I buy a lot of books from BookOutlet, well I used to. I don’t so much anymore. But I used to and that always ended up with me getting books I don’t remember getting. And like all of the books on my Kindle or iBooks that are not ARCs. I have a problem when it comes to free eBooks. Oops. But I can’t think of any off the top of my head or scrolling through that I don’t remember buying.

A book you have that you don’t think you’ll get around to reading buy haven’t gotten rid of yet?

I have a special shelf for those books. That’s where I keep my Stephen King (which I’m gradually working on), Game of Thrones, mass markets, and other random books that I just don’t think I’ll get to or don’t want to show off.

A book you feel guilty for not reading yet?

All my classics. I’m an English major. I should have at least have read these for school?! But I haven’t. Soooooo…

A book or series you heard about non-stop but have no interest in reading?

The best answer I can give for this one is Berserk or any, like, action manga. If there’s no romance, I don’t really want it. Unless it’s gonna break my heart. Then I do. But I try to give any book a chance, and let’s be real, I give into the hype way too easily.


Okay! That’s it for this one. I hope you enjoyed.

Comment down below with your highest anticipated TBR read!

Thanks so much for joining and see you soon!