Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

I’ve seen this tag floating around (actually, I’ve been tagged by a few people), but I’m just barely getting around to it now. Better late than never, right? This tag originated on Jenniely’s fantastic blog. Click on the name to check it out. Credit for the awesome graphic also goes to her. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag


  • 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!
Received an ARC and not reviewed it? Naughty!
I’ve only done this once. I didn’t finish the book because it was much too harsh for me and, since I didn’t get far in at all, I opted to let the publisher know that I wouldn’t be reviewing it since I couldn’t give an informed opinion.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley? Nice
I’m at 84% right now, which is about normal for me. I am hoping to do a little better after things slow down but- let’s face it- things don’t really slow down in my house. The color of the chaos changes, but that’s about it.

Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review to come on your blog (but it never did)? Nice

The only reason I’ve never been guilty of this is that I am constantly forgetting to add my finished books to Goodreads. I’m horrible at keeping track of what I’ve read in any given year.

Folded down the page of a book? Nice

Of course I don’t fold down pages! I’m not a monster!

Accidentally spilled on a book? Nice

I haven’t spilled on a book this year. I get so sad whenever I mess up a book that I’m overly careful about it. I’d probably pull a book out of the way of a spill before I’d save the laptop. That shows rather poor judgement on my part, now that I think about it…

Didn’t finish a book this year? Naughty
There were a few that I didn’t make it through this year. Most of them were due to content (I don’t read rape or child abuse and I really don’t like being surprised by that showing up in a book) , but there was one that was just too boring for me to make it through.

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

I read every book I buy, eventually. It might take me a very long time, but I don’t buy books without planning on enjoying them.

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else? Naughty
I don’t think that makes me naughty. I think that makes me awesome. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Skim read a book? Naughty
I skim past sex scenes in books (they’re just not my bag).

Completely missed your Goodreads goal? Nice
Because I’m so bad at remembering to use Goodreads, I set my goals pretty low. I surpassed it this year and – even cooler- I added a good chunk of what I read. That’s only because Beth at Beforewegoblog reminded me about it, but still. Progress.

Borrowed a book and not returned it? Naughty
When I was young, I hid a couple favorites from the library. They may have “accidentally” been added to my shelf.

Broke a book buying ban? Naughty
I wouldn’t say that I spend too much money on books, but my husband has remarked that my book addiction is more expensive than an addiction to hard drugs would be. Hmm…maybe I should try harder to reign it in. Nah.

Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about? Naughty
I’ve only done this once. I felt so horrible that I’ve not done it since.

Written in a book? Naughty
I write in my Bible, but that’s it.

Finished a book and forgotten to add it to Goodreads? Naughty
I do this all the stinking time. I honestly don’t know exactly how many books I’ve read this year, I just have a ballpark figure.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend? Naughty
I still need to return a Who Was? book that I borrowed for a subject I was teaching my oldest. My toddler tornado has fallen in love with it, though, so I’ll probably just buy a new copy for my friend and keep the other one for him. Sorry, Amy.

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book?Naughty

I’ll give books, but I don’t loan them. I used to, but they were always either returned in horrible condition, or not returned at all. Now I’m like Gollum: “My precious!”

Broke the spine of someone else’s book? Nice
I would never do such a horrific thing!

Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged? Nice
I usually don’t even take the jackets off.

Sat on a book? Naughty
I sit on them, I fall asleep on them, I fall asleep and drop them on my face (ow!). Basically, I’m a mess.

I got “naughty” on twelve out of twenty. Gulp. I guess I’m just a bad egg.

What about you? How did you do? I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but if you choose to participate, please remember to tag the creator, and me as well, so I can see your answers.

9 thoughts on “Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

  1. I always forget my Goodreads too lolol break book buying ban? But of course! And yes I give books too and never lend them anymore coz they always come back in unrecognizable conditions or never come back at all! Great tag, Jodie!

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