the naughty or nice book tag!

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Hello, fellow bookworms!

The lovely Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages tagged me in the Naughty & Nice tag, and I was instantly super excited about it. First: because Taasia is an angel and her blog is flawless, along with all of her content. Second: because the tag is a loooot of fun.

Even though it’s more of a Christmas related tag, it’s always time for some Christmas spirit, right? (Says me, the Grinch, who absolutely hates Christmas but gets soft over Christmas songs). I am excited to answer some of these, as I feel like I’m the naughtiest of the readers out there. I’ll understand if we can not be friends after this, lol.

Let’s check my answers:

RECEIVED AND ARC AND NOT REVIEWED IT

Bold of you to assume I even know what ARCs are, lol. I don’t know how to answer this, though, but I guess it makes me nice as I have never received an ARC, therefore I have absolutely no pressure to review it either!

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HAVE LESS THAN 60% FEEDBACK RATING ON NETGALLEY

Fun fact: I’ve never opened Netgalley in my life. I don’t even know what their interface looks like, lol. Am I even considered a book blogger after this?

I’ve never seen the point of it, basically. I don’t have enough of a following to request ARCs, plus I’m in Brazil and we all know how Netgalley loves the international blogger community, so I never even thought of opening it & seeing how it looks like.

But I did for the sake of this tag, and this is what I found:

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My first impressions on the Netgalley website:

  • It’s more colorful than I thought.
  • It also looks very welcoming. For some reason, I was expecting a dark and mysterious website, like: “are you even Allowed to be here?”
  • I’ve never seen any of the books in display, but the third one (The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green) looks cute.

So I think this makes me nice AF, honestly. And I’m sure I’ve also taken you guys through a memory hole as you try to remember the first time you’ve ever opened Netgalley too.

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RATED A BOOK ON GOODREADS AND PROMISED A FULL REVIEW WAS TO COME ON YOUR BLOG (AND NEVER DID)

I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever promised a full review on my blog, so this doesn’t exactly make me naughty. Considering I didn’t break any promises, I think I’m safe. But out of all 10 books I read, I do only write a full review for 2 and I have no. regrets.

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FOLDED DOWN THE PAGE OF A BOOK

Bro, sometimes, you just don’t have a bookmark around. It’s practical and only self-damaging, as I never did this to books I don’t owe. It’s cool.

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DNF-ed A BOOK THIS YEAR

Technically, I’m doing this a bit earlier than you should (it is a Christmas tag, after all), but 2019 has been okay about not DNF-ing books. I don’t think 2018 was any different, so I’m safe.

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BOUGHT A BOOK PURELY BECAUSE IT WAS PRETTY WITH NO INTENTION OF READING IT

What type of first world assumption is this? Like I have the money to spend on books just for the aesthetic, honestly. I’ve bought books because they were pretty, of course, but I also wanted to read them. I acquired the first three books in the Percy Jackson series with the new covers, even if I already owe them, BUT I also wanted to re-read the series anyway, and I did make use of the new editions.

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READ WHILST YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE (HOMEWORK)

Jeez, I read in class so many times this past year I can’t even count. So, yeah, I was 100% supposed to be paying attention to my Physics class, but my book was a lot more entertaining. I’m not sorry.

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SKIM READ A BOOK

A daily activity. I skim read *a lot* of books. Jump to the dialogues. Skip whole paragraphs. I’m a mess, truly.

Recently, though, this became a problem, when I read ‘The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory’. The book didn’t really have sex scenes, but rather sex paragraphes. Which means that I could miss a lot with my skim-reading, lol.

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COMPLETELY MISSED YOUR READING GOAL

People who have completed all their Goodreads goals are WIZARDS. Hogwarts, come collect them.

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BORROWED A BOOK AND NOT RETURNED IT TO THE LIBRARY

I still have two childhood books that I never returned to my school’s library. I still have the stickers, the plastic and even that tiny file at the end of the book with all the people who got it before me. So, yeah, super guilty.

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BROKE A BOOK BUYING BAN

Well, I never really had a book buying ban. I think it’s pretty luxurious to have one, if I’m honest. Most of the time, I’m TRYING to buy a book not really trying to STOP it, lol.

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STARTED A REVIEW, LEFT IT FOR AGES, AND THEN FORGOT WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT

One thing I can actually be proud of: I have very good memory, and I remember my books pretty well, even after months. At least, I’m safe for this one.

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WROTE IN A BOOK YOU WERE READING

I like to highlight my favorite quotes more than I like to write in my books. I don’t think I have enough comments to add, but I’ve been thinking about it. I’ve written in books for required reads before, but just a couple “translations” for passages that I couldn’t understand. I do think this makes me naughty nonetheless, though.

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FINISHED A BOOK AND NOT ADDED IT TO YOUR GOODREADS

I finish books solely so I can add them to my Goodreads. It’s my biggest pleasure. I’d never.

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BORROWED A BOOK AND NOT RETURNED IT TO A FRIEND

I’m the friend that lends the books and never gets them back, so I don’t think it would work the other way around. Should probably try one day, though.

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DODGED SOMEONE ASKING WHETHER THEY CAN BORROW A BOOK

Uhhhh….

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BROKE THE SPINE OF SOMEONE ELSE’S BOOK

Never for someone else. But a lot of times for my own books. It’s much more comfortable to read with a broken spine. Don’t @ me.

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TOOK THE JACKET OFF A BOOK TO PROTECT IT AND ENDED UP MAKING IT MORE DAMAGED

This is my life story in one sentence. I typically take the jacket off because it’s more comfortable to read without it, though, but it’s never in a good condition once I put it back on.

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SAT ON A BOOK ACCIDENTALLY

Uhhh… I think?

What’s the crime on that, though? I sit on my phone accidentally on a daily basis. It’s fine.

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OVERALL…

  • Naughty: 9
  • Nice: 10

That was tight, but I think I’m nice? Shocked. Guess we can still be friends, then!

Let me know down below: would you be considered a naughty or nice reader? And do you still remember your first thoughts opening up the Netgalley page? Oh, and once again, thanks Taasia for tagging me!

16 comentários sobre “the naughty or nice book tag!

  1. I have never opened NetGallery or received any arcs– I see people talk about it all the time on Twitter though!! But it was cool to see the webpage– I never looked it up!!
    I have never brought a book soley for the cover– yes in the shop a pretty cover will drawn me in but I have to read the back then think about it for a while first but that’s as close as I get!!
    Reading when I should be doing something else in my life!!
    I set a goodreads goal for the first time last year and did not reach it haha 😂
    Stole 2 books from school 😂– I love it!!
    I think I would mostly be a nice reader but who knows 😂

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    • I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who literally had no idea what the website for Netgalley even looked like! I feel like everyone in the bookish community on Twitter is familiarized with it.
      I’m telling you: people who reach their Goodreads goal every year are WIZARDS! I have set mine for years in a row, and I don’t think I’ve ever achieved any!
      Thanks for the comment!! 💛 I’d love to hear your answers and find out if you’re a naughty or nice book blogger!

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      • Haha nope you are not alone and I feel the same way!!
        There has to be some magic involved for reaching goodreads goals for sure!!
        You’re welcome 💛 haha yes I might do this– I will add it to my list!! 😊

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  2. YAY for being nice, it was a close one though haha :) I really love your way of looking at things, when you talk about “promising” a book review… I should look at it that way, too, I always feel like I’m so bad when I quickly review a book with two sentences on goodreads and automatically add, “full review soon”, and… well, sometimes my review never comes, as I never feel like writing a full review for that one. I should just stop writing that hahaha :)
    Lovely answers! <3 <3

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    • Hahah, the question was tricky, though! I definitely had plans of writing full reviews as well, but since I never *promised* it, it doesn’t really count. I encourage you to do the same! It’s nice to have no expectations on that.
      Thanks for the comment, Marie! 💞

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  3. I have received ARC, or at least review copies, and never reviewed them. I’m not proud of it, but I literally sometimes just forget!! I actually have a review copy right now that I still have to read. *sighs* I feel so bad sometimes.

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    • I think this is more normal than people make it seem, truly, Em! Especially when you’re a mood reader, it can be hard to pick something up, despise having a certain commitment.
      Thanks for the comment, by the way! ❣️

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  4. Ahahah I have the WORST memory so I’m so impressed with your skills!! And omg, I WISH I could just buy books for their aesthetic appeal 😩 Most of the times my books do have pretty covers, but I only buy books I’ve either already read and really loved or books I KNOW I will read and love! 🙈 Also, I’ve definitely dog-eared pages before but only books I didn’t own haha like library or school books. I was kind of evil. 😂 For the school books it was usually for quotes and things I’d need to remember for essays! I’ve upgraded to using sticky notes though (when I can find them). I would never do it to my own books though! 😅 I loved reading your answers to this, it was so much fun!

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    • Buying books just for the aesthetic appeal is a privilege, truly, hahah. I am also the type of person to only buy books I know I’m going to love, so when I don’t, is even a bigger disappointment – my wallet cries with me.
      Thank you so much for your comment, Aline! 💛

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  5. 😂 Same, I’ve never received anything from net gallery – I did have a look at it once but as soon as you log in IT GETS SO CONFUSING so I kinda just deleted my account and never touched it again!

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  6. look at you just sliding by on the nice scale haha. i SO AGREE with you on the ‘buying a book only for the cover’ books are expensive rip
    hahah i think all book lovers are guilty of reading when we’re ‘not’ supposed to be. that’s just a part of being a booknerd. omg lucky you on having a good memory, that’s honestly a superpower when it comes to reviewing. i can’t count the amount of times ive left ‘RTCs’ below reviews and never gotten back to them oops
    this is such a great tag and reading your answers were so fun!

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    • Thanks, May!
      I am surprised that I ended up in the nice scale too, even if just barely, hahah.
      Reading when you’re not supposed to be is a crime I think we’d all be charged guilty of. I was known by my classmates as the girl who was probably reading class, hahah. What a reputation to have during high school!
      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! ❣️

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