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.
Anyone else who wants to be tagged on the Naughty or nice tag, please consider yourself tagged.