Am I a naughty or nice reader and book blogger?

Despite knowing that there is no right and wrong when it comes to reading and blogging, because we all have our own way of doing these kind of things and everything is always alright, well… sometimes I can’t help but wonder if I’m doing things right.

I found an ideal way to answer these questions in the form of a book tag. I was tagged by Beth and Mel back in December to take part in this really fun book tag, helping me decide whether or not I actually am “Naughty or Nice”. This is supposed to be a very Christmas-ssy kind of book tag, but honestly I’m just way to late with all of my tags to actually care about this and… it feels kind of timeless to me anyway? So let’s do this!

Anyone wants to take bets? I’d like to say I’m nice, but realistically, let’s bet on me being half naughty.

πŸ“– Received an ARC and Not Reviewed it

At the moment, I have a couple of ARCs I still can’t believe I have received, if you’re asking me, and they’re waiting in my queue, so… I haven’t read them and therefore haven’t reviewed them either. For now though, I’ve managed to review all of the ARCs I asked and got lucky enough to receive and I plan on continue doing my best with that.

😈 Naughty … but for now!

πŸ“– Have Less than 60% Feedback Rating on NetGalley

I’m actually pretty good at keeping my Feedback Rating okay on NetGalley, because I am doing my best not to go on requesting sprees and click on everything. I have to say that it also helps a lot that, being an international reader, most of the books on NetGalley are on Wish For It, meaning that I can’t even request them and my wishes never come true, so that helps too. At the moment, my ratio is at 77% and well, it’s pretty low for me. I need to do something quiccccccccck.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Rated a Book on Goodreads and Promised a Full Review was to Come on Your Blog (and Never Did)

Guilty as charged… I’m trying my best to figure out which books I want to review on the blog, but sometimes I just… I forget about one or just end up not feeling like I want to give it a full review for diverse reasons and…. well, the review never comes.

😈 Naughty

πŸ“–Folded Down the Page of a Book

This… well, this has happened to me before, like, years and years ago. I regret everything now.

😈 Naughty

πŸ“– Accidentally Spilled on a Book

Oh well that’s something I am always, ALWAYS very careful about, so thankfully that never happened to me. A miracle given that I spend my lunch break reading my books and drink way too much tea around my books just as well.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–DNF-ed a Book this Year

I…. well. I can’t recall the last time I DNF-ed a book, I didn’t in 2019 yet, I never did in the previous years either?! I don’t know who I am, but I’m guessing this is a great thing?

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Brought a Book Purely because it was Pretty with no Intention of Reading it

It is so, so tempting to buy books because of how amazing they look. Let’s be honest, lately we’ve been blessed with some incredible book covers everywhere and I want to own them all and adore them all. Case in point:

Yet, I have never bought a book just because of its cover, despite the temptation, I always want to make sure I want to read the book, too.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Read Whilst you were Meant to be Doing Something Else (like Homework)

I don’t have homework anymore since I’m adulting (ugh), but I have most likely avoided responsibilities and other things I needed to do to keep on reading my book, so I’m definitely…

😈 Naughty

πŸ“– Skim Read a Book

I’m going to steal Beth’s answer for that one – I sometimes find myself skimming some paragraphs, but not really on purpose, my mind wanders here and there at times. I used to skim read terrible books I had to read in high school, that has happened so….

😈 Naughty

πŸ“– Completely Missed your Goodreads Goal

I’m pretty happy to say that I never missed my Goodreads Goal, but I’m not certain that’s something to brag about, because… well, out of principle and because I don’t want to stress myself out too much, I always try to put a goal I know I will be able to reach without any kind of problem.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Borrowed a Book and Not Returned it to the Library

I haven’t been to the Library in ages, since I only have one small library where I live and it is packed with French titles and books I am not reading. When I went there though when I was a small little bean, I always returned my books… because I obviously wanted to get more of them. See what that small bean has become.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“– Broke a Book Buying Ban

I don’t know what to answer to that, because… I’ve never really tried to put myself on a Book Buying Ban, so… technically, I never really broke one? I’m definitely careful with what I buy and how much I can buy with my budget, buttttttttttt…. aerm. Does that count?? No? Okay….

😈 Naughty

πŸ“–Started a Review, Left it for Ages then Forgot what the Book was About

I actually don’t know what to answer to that one. I do start reviews and forget what the book is about as I draft it, but I never start a review and give up on it once I’ve started writing it. I tend to procrastinate and WAIT for ages before starting a review, then I proceed to hate myself because I’ve forgot everything about the book and what happens, but… well that’s a bit different, so I’m going with…

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Wrote in a Book you Were Reading

If we’re talking about books I had to read for classes… well… this might come as a shock but I used to write in these books a little bit here and there, so…

😈 Naughty

πŸ“–Finished a Book and Not Added it to your Goodreads

I tend somehow to procrastinate adding books to Goodreads, sometimes adding that I’ve finished my read 3 days after I’m actually done with it, I’m not sure why – maybe I’m still processing?!

Maybe I’m just looking for excuses because I’m lazy?! I don’t know. Yet, I’ve never not added a book to Goodreads, so…

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Borrowed a Book and Not Returned it to a Friend

I can’t recall the last time I borrowed a book from a friend, since I don’t have any close friends reading the same kind of books as I am, so that will be a…

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Dodged Someone Asking if they can Borrow a Book

Well I haven’t had many chances of that happening lately, since I don’t have any close friends reading the same kind of books as I do, but if I did… to be honest, I’m not certain about that answer. I’ve had bad experiences when I read as an early teenager and let some friends borrow my books… I think that might depend on the person that asks?! So okay I’m going to be

😈 Naughty

πŸ“– Broke the Spine of Someone Else’s Book

Oh I feel TERRIBLE when I accidentally do this to my books, so I wouldn’t ever ever do that to my friends’ books.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“–Took the Jacket off a Book to Protect it and Ended up Making it More Damaged

I’m definitely a “taking the jacket off a book” kind of person. Somehow, it’s way more practical to read a book without its jacket and that way, it’s not getting all bend and everything else, which would make me SO sad and mad and everything else, too. If I’m taking it off, though, I’m always being careful with it so I never really damaged a book jacket, not that I can recall.

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

πŸ“– Sat on a Book Accidentally

Oh okay, so why would I SIT on my books?!! Just imagine sitting on your paperback and bending the cover and

πŸ˜‡ Nice!

Final Verdict

😈 Naughty: 8 | πŸ˜‡ Nice: 12

Well, would you look at that? Seems like I am a nice reader and book blogger after all? I guess that’s a good thing, but who knows, anytime I could fall into that dark side. The dark side always has cookies after all.

TAGGING! I’d love to see some of my friends’ answers for this book tag, but only if they feel like participating and haven’t done this before, of course!

And YOU, if this sounds like fun for you, please take part in it, I’d love to read your answers, too!

Based on these questions, do you think you’d be naughty, or nice or a bit of both? Can you relate to some of my answers?

I’d love to hear from you, so let me know your thoughts in comments!

 

 

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53 thoughts on “Am I a naughty or nice reader and book blogger?

  1. I have just barely started blogging so I can only hazard a guess but I’d like to think nice? Though I feel like a couple of these, like the writing in your books once is not really naughty, writing in books is definitely okay to me even if I don’t do it personally πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree that writing in books is okay! I prefer to keep my books pristine for now, but some people really like annotating their books and that’s pretty cool, too πŸ˜€
      Thank you so, so much for your comment! ❀

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  2. this was a fun tag, and i remember seeing it EVERYWHERE during christmas, haha, but as you said, this is really timeless! i’m not sure how my answers would be … but hopefully i’ll be a nice bookworm? idk though? this seemed really fun too! and thank you for tagging me, marie! hopefully i can get this one up soon :))

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    1. Oh yes, it was everywhere during Christmas, I agree haha, but it is a fun tag πŸ™‚ You’re so welcome, I hope you’ll have fun doing this as well, can’t wait to read your answers πŸ˜€
      Thank you!! ❀

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  3. sklfj I love this tag so muchhh!!! i recently,,,,accidentlyspilledteaonmybook. OH GOSH IT WAS HORRIBLE????

    i stared in horror at what i had done, for at least 3 minutes. thankfully i was able to kind of save it?????? but,,,,,,,,,,,,,now i’ll always be jealous of ppl who can say they’ve lived their lives and never spilled tea on their book.

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    1. AHHH WHAT REALLY that must have been terrible??!! I’m so glad to hear you were able to save it though, that’s amazing you’re a superhero!!
      I’m way too terrified of this happening to me, but… never say never and I drink too much tea so… that will happen someday? haha.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, Malanie!! ❀ ❀

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  4. It was so fun to find out more about your book habits/book blogging!!
    Haha I am very careful if I am drinking or eating near a book because I can’t damage the book so I normally place my book before drinking πŸ˜‚
    Reading when I should be doing something else I am definitely guilty off πŸ˜‚
    And always take the book jacket off if I am reading it– got to protect it at all costs πŸ˜‚
    This was a lovely post to read!! πŸ’›

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    1. Oh I’m so happy you enjoyed it, thank you so much πŸ˜€
      I’m glad I’m not the only extra-careful one around my books, just thinking of spilling my drink on it makes me stressed out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much!! Feel free to do this tag as well if it inspires you, I would love to read your answers πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh I’m so glad you like it! Feel free to do it as well if it inspires you, I’d love to read your answers πŸ˜€
      I’m glad I’m not the only one πŸ˜‚ thank you so much!! x

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  5. This looks like a fun tag and I loved reading your answers! I’m definitely on the nicer side! I never DNF’ed a book either! I like pretty covers too but I only buy them if I’m going to read them. I don’t drink or eat while reading! I’ve been participating in goodreads challenge since 2012 and I never missed my goal.

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    1. Oh thank you Raven, so happy you enjoyed it! Feel free to take it and do it yourself if you’d like, I’d love to see your answers πŸ™‚
      I’m with you, I LOVE pretty covers, but I only cave and buy them when I’m feeling like I would love the book, too πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ™‚

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  6. When it comes to accidental skin reads I feel like it’s impossible to keep our minds from wandering sometimes when we’re reading right? πŸ™‚ At least that’s how I make myself feel better about it.
    I can’t believe you used to fold down pages Marie, but you made up for that in my mind simply from the fact that you’ve never spilled anything on your books. I feel like anytime I take a paperback with me on my commute instead of my Kindle I inevitably spill something on it. :/
    Great answers for this tag, and I would have bet on you being more nice than naughty so glad to see I was right there! πŸ˜€ ❀️

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    1. I agree, I guess there’s no stopping our minds, especially anxious minds unfortunately πŸ˜‚
      I can’t believe I used to fold down pages, too ahah, I’m happy I don’t anymore though. And I’m always so careful wrapping up my paperbacks when I take them with me on my daily commute so I don’t spill anything ahah.
      Thank you so much, Beth!! ❀

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  7. I loved hearing all your answers! Honestly, I’d be terrified to do this tag since the only thing I know for sure I’m nice at is my NetGalley ratio, since i’s a solid answer. Everything else I’d have long winded explanations defending why I chose nice when in reality I’d probably be naughty.

    And I found it so interesting that you procrastinate adding books to Goodreads because I am neurotic about adding books to Goodreads the second after I finish them. I think I want to see progress on my Goodreads goal as soon as humanly possible. It makes me feel accomplished.

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    1. Oh no that’s too bad, I kind of wish I had tagged you now πŸ˜‚ and who knows, you might not be that naughty haha πŸ™‚
      Oh that’s so cool – and that actually makes sense! I don’t know why, I tend to wait before adding it to goodreads and I don’t know whyyyyyy I always do that. I finished a book yesterday and I need to update it to goodreads still πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❀

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  8. This is such a cute tag! Also, I’m always blown away by how well-designed your blog is when I visit it. I love the graphics and the color scheme and everything in between. Just sayin πŸ™‚

    In terms of the naughty or nice thing… hoo boy am I guilty of some of these. I’m always pretty careful with my books, so I can’t say I’ve spilled on them or dog-eared them or anything like that… but I have accidentally killed a bug that landed on the pages while I was reading. It was so gross, and it left a little mark in the book (which wasn’t even mine, it was one I was borrowing from a friend, which made me feel even more awful 😭). Never again.

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    1. Awwww, you’re way too sweet, thank you so, SO much, I’m so happy you like my graphics and everything, this means SO much. Thank you!! ❀ This made my day, really ❀

      OH NO. That's terrible!!! I would have felt so bad about it!! But well sometimes accidents happen and… at least you won't do that ever again? πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so, so much for your comment ❀

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  9. Haha, your answers were so much fun, Marie πŸ˜€ I am so awed by your self-regulation to not buy books on a spree. I don’t know how you even do it. I really want to be like you someday πŸ˜€ I don’t even want to share my NetGalley ratio, it is so bad πŸ˜› I am sure you would get to that 80% ratio soon. And I knew that you would get Nice for most of the questions πŸ˜›

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    1. It’s mostly because I’m really trying to keep some kind of self-control and too many books also stress me out a bit, somehow? πŸ˜‚ I’d prefer to take things, like, 5 books at a time or something πŸ˜‚
      Awww you’re too sweet! ❀ ❀

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    1. Definitely targeting us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ oh feel free to take this tag, I’d love to see your answers, it is so much fun to do πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for you comment, Abby! πŸ™‚

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  10. i LOVE this tag!! and i think everyone knew you were going to get ‘nice’ it’s just who you truly are. πŸ˜‚ leaving a ‘rtc’ on reviews is like the worst thing you can do bc everyone knows that will just fall into the void of unreviewed books. lol but you’ve avoided the biggest book sins of not spilling anything on books πŸ™

    reading when your supposed to be adulting is just a mood and its the greatest way to stay sane while trying to juggle life 😭😭 the THOUGHT of someone sitting on a book makes me wince, the poor poor book

    i seriously love your answers and i’ve missed reading your posts so muchhhh. i hope youre having an amazing month ❀️

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    1. AHHH MAY MISS YOU I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL ❀
      Thank you so much for your comment, I guess I'm not that unpredictable by being nice? πŸ˜‚ but I guess it's good, too, in a way haha.
      I'm the wooorst with reviews to come haha I just… can't help it and I am the slowest reviewer EVER, too, haha.
      Thank you so, so much for your comment ❀ ❀

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  11. I think I’ve done this before and got nice, too! πŸ˜€ Some of these come off really shocking to me, like not returning a book to the library (how could anyone forget?? i’m an anxious bean who every day reminds herself when to return a book) and others not so much, such as writing (did plenty of that for school readings). I have, however, ruined a tiny corner of a page of a friend’s book, but I swear it was an accident! o:

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    1. YAY for being nice ahah we’re doing great! πŸ˜€
      I get that – though I don’t have a library, I would feel so anxious about not returning them on time, as well πŸ˜‚ and ohhhh no! I’m so sorry this happened, I would have felt so bad about it!!
      Thank you so much for your comment, Marta! ❀

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  12. Thank you so much for the tag, Marie! This is such a fun and adorable idea, I will definitely have to participate. ☺️Although looking here, I might be a naughty reader?! I may or may not dog ear my books all the time…I KNOW, it is a crime, but also…it’s extremely handy when there is no bookmark around and my memory is too bad to remember a page number.
    Haha, I felt so guilty at “promised to review on blog and never did” because that may or may not sum up my entire existence as a book blogger.
    Great post, and thank you again for tagging me! ❀

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    1. You’re so welcome, Olivia, I can’t wait to see your answers for that one πŸ™‚
      Ahhh I get that haha that’s why I used to do it, too, but now I make sure I always have my bookmark haha πŸ™‚
      I think we’re all guilty of the “review to come” excuse…. I need to do better with that haha.
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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  13. Oh god, I have sat on my book one too many times!! Usually I don’t bend the cover, or it’s a hardcover without its dust jacket, but there have been times where I’ve folded it on accident because I sat on it… 😭 And aahh I’m the worst at not procrastinating my reviews! I think it’s amazing how many book reviews you write on top of blog posts and your WIP — writing can be super draining for me and I’ve definitely struggled with reviewing a lot of books lately πŸ˜… This was such a fun post to read, Marie!!

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    1. OH NO that’s terrible, I would have felt SO bad about it😭
      You’re honestly too sweet, that means a lot, thank you! ❀ Even if reviews aren't really that popular, they're important to me and I try to write them regularly, even if sometimes… well, they're harder to write than other kind of posts haha.
      Thank you so much! ❀

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