Book Tag: Are You Naughty or Nice on the Santa’s list?

I probably am the last person to do this ‘Naughty or nice’ tag but hey Santa has not visited yet, so technically I can still do this, can’t I? This is the perfect tag to spread the Christmas cheer and I am all excited to know if I am on the naughty list or nice list of bookish Santa.
Here are the 15 questions that the bookish Santa might be taking note before he could deliver his goodies.

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it

This year I promised myself that I would be diligent and would not go ahead on a request spree on NG or Edelweiss. And I mostly kept it up. BUT, I still have a few ARCs to be reviewed that I received from the authors themselves and one each from NG and Edelweiss.

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

As I mentioned earlier, I reduced my request rates. So I was pretty close to 80% feedback. But I  have been granted request to more books in the past week, so I am back to 56%.

3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

I am so guilty. In fact, I have a shelf on my Goodreads just for this. But in my defense, I still promise I would.

4. Folded down the page of a book

Nope. Actually, I do not mind folding a book, highlighting or bookmarking at all (I know, gasp), I understand if you did. But I do not do it generally.

5. Accidentally spilled on a book

Yes. I spilled a bit of water on my copy of ‘The Inheritance of Loss’ while I was traveling in a train. Again in my defense, I just could not take my eyes off the book even for a minute to drink water and the train jolted suddenly.

6. DNF a book this year

I used to strive so hard to complete a book once I start it, even if I hate it all the way through. Among all the other changes, I decided I would quit reading if I am not happy with a book. But fortunately, I didn’t have to DNF a book this year.

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

Absolutely not. I would never do that. I read everything but I am very careful when I buy books, as I am still on a book ban. I have had to move twice in the past three years and I have learned my lessons on book hoarding. So if I won’t read it, I won’t buy it.

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

Of course. I would be surprised only if anyone didn’t do this. I am sure Bookish Santa would definitely go lenient on me, and all the other book lovers who do that.

9. Skim read a book

Erm… Yes, there were a few books that were really not my type or/ and wasn’t into them, but I had to finish it anyway as I had to review them.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal

I am a strong believer in overachieving. That is why I kept my target low this year. And I completed the challenge and am moving forward already.

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it

None this year. But I do it once in a while when I meet my dearest friends back in India. They also have given up hinting me to return it. In fact, the entire Stephen King collection I have falls into this category. But hey, none this year.

12. Broke a book buying ban

Nope. I am being totally good on this part. Mainly because I had to lose several books when I had to move in the recent past and I promised I would reduce my book hauls to the minimum. Fortunately, or not, Dubai doesn’t have any economical bookshops and that helps me keep up the decision.

13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

I did the opposite actually.
I loved The virgin suicides when I read it the first time years ago and I started a review and completely forgot about it. This year I reread the book and reviewed it here as I loved it as much as I did the first time.
Do I get brownie points for this?

14. Wrote in a book you were reading

Not on physical copies, but I have left loads of notes, highlights and make comments for reviewing on all my e-books. But I know that doesn’t count.

15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

I usually read the books fast when I am on a spree and I add them all together when I get back to the laptop. I hope I have not left out any book on the list.
So, on the whole, I am definitely on the Nice part of the nice-o-meter.

Yes, I am totally nice. Yes, I am.

I tag Anky and Carrie to continue this tag.
Anyone else who wants to be tagged on the Naughty or nice tag, please consider yourself tagged.

Merry Christmas people. 

28 responses to “Book Tag: Are You Naughty or Nice on the Santa’s list?”

  1. Loved reading your answers for this one! It seems like you have quite a few reviews that recently have been requested or are in the writing process, so it makes sense for you to be ‘naughty’ for those first few ones. But I like the sound of overachieving and keeping the goal low. That’s the best Goodreads challenge life to live 🙂

    • I have failed spectacularly in the Goodreads challenge in the past years. More than failing, the pressure I put on myself to reach the goal was hard on me. Hence the lower expectations.

  2. Haha liked your answers 🤣 An I can’t continue book buying ban ever.. I always break them 🙈
    I always make sure to add a book on Goodreads after I started readig it 😜

    • Bans work for me because I had to recently part with a lots of books. So I think I am still bitter about the break up 😛

    • It is okay to be naughty. We have a year more to gain that ‘Nice’ status back before the next Santa list 😛

  3. I buy books because they are pretty all the time…but buy one with no intention of reading it? Why? Why would someone do that? I may take a couple years to read some but every book on my shelf (physical or digital) I plan to read. Great job on being nice!

  4. I am going to be guilty of #1 for like… Years. Even if I stop requesting right now 😀 ahaha xD

    But! My ratio has got so much better this year. I think it was below 20 even, as I started… Now it’s like 52% I’m super happy about that 😀

    And yep, I also have that “promised review” shelf. However, I should be able to take care of them before the end of the year 😀

    You didn’t DNF this year! Wow! Go you!!! That’s amazing!

    It seems you are totally nice this year… That is super impressive 😀 it’s too bad you don’t really celebrate Christmas, or else Santa might have brought you several hundred books over being so nice xD

    • This was the first year that I said myself that it was ok to DNF and fortunately I didn’t have to. I love Christmas and the whole Santa thing, but alas, no one is gifting me 🙁

  5. Wohooo, this was a very fun post!! <3
    I’m with you about the overachieving part, but I’m usually bad at setting small goals for myself when it comes to the Goodreads challenge. I usually just set up a huge goal and then try to meet it, become anxious about not being able to, and ending up overachieving because I got too terriffied about not getting it done.
    I can understand the train one, I usually get so immersed that I forget even to drink the water, though. HAHAHA.

  6. Nice tag. I spilt blackcurrant over one of my books this year. Luckily the pages didn’t stick together, but the front is a mess as it was an advanced review copy so only a soft cover, not the proper one.

  7. […] You all know I turned out fairly ‘nice’ on Santa’s meter this festive season. But I realized there are quite a number of books that I have accumulated under the ‘to-be-reviewed’ shelf and I finally decided that it is high time I caught up with them. And since it seems like a Herculean task, I have come up with a way around – bite-size reviews. In this week’s review shots, I have three books that I read sometime in the mid of 2016. Don’t judge me, I was in a blogging slump then. […]

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