Hello everyone! Welcome to another day of Blogmas 2018! Today is another tag post to spread a bit of bookish festivity since work is taking up a lot of my time and I keep missing deliveries for my more exciting posts
A huge thank you to the wonderful Amy (from Amy’s Bookish Life) and Lili (from Lili’s Blissful Pages) for tagging me to do this post! I loved reading both of their answers and couldn’t wait to write up my own. If you’re not following these two amazing humans/bloggers then you should definitely check them out for all sorts of fantastic bookish content! 🎄📚
- Tag and link the person who tagged you.
- Tag and link me (the creator) if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers – Jenn
- Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done.
- Tag another 10 people!
1.) Received an ARC and not reviewed it. NOT GUILTY
So far I’m on top of all of my ARCs and review requests and have every intention of finishing and reviewing them all!
2.) Have less than a 60% rating on Netgalley. GUILTY
I’m letting myself off on this one as I haven’t really used Netgalley much yet and have only just been accepted for my first ARC.
3.) Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog and never did. NOT GUILTY
I’m not a huge fan of Goodreads, to be honest. I tried it but the thought of having to remember to catalogue every book I read and write multiple reviews felt like too much 😂 Maybe I’ll give it another go one day!
4.) Folded down the page of a book. GUILTY
I used to do this ALL the time. Now I can’t bring myself to do it and instead use bits of folded up paper.
5.) Accidentally spilled on a book. GUILTY
I’ve never purposefully dropped anything on a book but not long ago by water bottle leaked in my backpack and drowned my copy of Wonder by R. J. Palacio. I managed to dry it out enough to read it but it has a faint smell of squash 😂
6.) DNF’d a book this year. GUILTY
At the start of the year, I was still studying at university and there were plenty of books on my reading list that I was supposed to read but didn’t make it through.
7.) Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it. NOT GUILTY
I was SO CLOSE to doing this but managed to resist! The new Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindlewald by J. K. Rowling has an absolutely gorgeous cover but I have nowhere to display it 😅
8.) Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework). GUILTY
Of course! I used to do this all the time when I was at school and would always leave my homework until the last minute because I’d rather be reading. I still do it sometimes when I’m trying to put off making dinner.
9.) Skim read a book. GUILTY
Sometimes it’s the only way! I used to do this a lot at university when our reading lists would be so long. More recently, I skim read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as I wanted to write a Blogmas post about it (you can read it here!) but just needed to refresh my memory.
10.) Completely missed your Goodreads goal. NOT GUILTY
As I said, I’m not a Goodreads fan so have never set any goals on there, meaning I can’t have missed them 😂
11.) Borrowed a book from the library and not returned it. NOT GUILTY
I was always hyper-aware of when my library books needed to go back and was always itching to find something new to read so I never had this problem!
12.) Broke a book buying ban. GUILTY
EVERY TIME 😅 I put myself on one over Christmas as I wanted to focus on getting gifts and building up my savings but as soon as I started buying presents for other people I just had to buy a few for myself!
13.) Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about. GUILTY
YES! I read Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin a while ago (and loved it) but left it too long and now I can’t remember why I enjoyed it so much 😂
14.) Wrote in a book you were reading. NOT GUILTY
Never. Not even in university textbooks. It always bothered me as I’d rather just read for enjoyment than to analyse the words.
15.) Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads. GUILTY
This is what put me off Goodreads in the first place. Before starting the blog I never kept track of when I read things or how many times so there are too many that I’d have to add.
16.) Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend. NOT GUILTY
I always hate it when people do this to me so I’ve always been conscious not to do it. Back in secondary school, my best friend and I used to swap books all the time but it was mutual so much less stressful!
17.) Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book. GUILTY
Yep – especially if it’s someone who hasn’t returned a book of mine.
18.) Broke the spine of someone else’s book. NOT GUILTY
I don’t tend to break the spines of my own books (my nan always call me out on this 😂) unless it’s a really thick one so wouldn’t do it to someone else’s.
19.) Took the jacket off a book and ended up making it more damaged. GUILTY
I had a phase of absolutely hating dust jackets and would take them off at the first opportunity. I did this with one of my copies of The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith and ended up getting pen on it 😂
20.) Sat on a book accidentally. GUILTY
I’m sure I’ve done this at least once! My books take up so much room that I’ve definitely misplaced one.
12/20 GUILTY answers means I’m on the…
I guess I’ll be getting a lump of coal this year! Which list would you guys be on?
Jo from Online Blanket Fort
Vicky from Roaring Bookworm
Laura from Roachie’s Reviews
Kelly from Paperback Adventures
Emma from Emma R
Emma from Emma’s Books
Jen from Jen Rose Writes
Molly from Molly Marcelle
Angela from Hiding Behind Books
Noly from The Artsy Reader
Thank you for checking out my Blogmas 2018 posts and I can’t wait to share the rest with you! Check back tomorrow for more festive fun 🎅🏻
I’d also just like to point out that I don’t want to cause any offence to those who don’t celebrate Christmas, these posts are just a bit of fun to go along with my own personal celebrations.