I think we’ve all done things we rather not admit we did. In this post, I’ll be confessing some of these things (but only the book-related ones :P).
This tag is created by my wonderful friend Jenn from Jenniely. Thank you, Jenn! I highly recommend everyone to check out her blog because she’s amazing and so dedicated to her blog! The only rule to this tag is to go through the list and tick all the one’s you’re guilty of and tag 10 people to do the same!
- Received an ARC and not reviewed it ✔
Okay, I’m guilty as charged. I’ve received several ARCs on Netgalley and never reviewed them. Two of them were because the file was wrong and the publisher’s customer service was horrible because they never got back to me. Another one I DNF’ed after 20 percent because I really didn’t like it. But that was all, I promise!
- Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
Nope, my feedback ratio is currently 85%!
- Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) ✔
I have in fact done that. But also the other way around, sometimes I post a review on my blog and forget to cross-post it on goodreads. The only book I actually promised a review from (and can find on goodreads right now) was A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard which I simply forgot to review oops. It was so good though!
- Folded down the page of a book ✔
I’m sure I’ve done that… accidentally.
- Accidentally spilled on a book
I don’t drink while reading usually, so I don’t spill. But someone else once spilled their entire cup of tea on my textbook. And someone else had a bottle of water that leaked and ruined another book. BUT I DIDN’T.
- DNF a book this year ✔
Yep and I’m owning that one. There’s nothing wrong with DNF’ing a book. I DNF’ed four books this year, which are The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (ugh this book), Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (I don’t understand how this man wrote a masterpiece and every other book I read of him is so dull), The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck (to be short, I don’t give a f*ck about this book), The Day the Angels Fell (how can a main character be this stupid??).
- Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it ✔
I only did this with my extra copy of a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, I own the complete set, but more copies are never bad!
- Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) ✔
Uhm. Obviously, yes.
- Skim read a book ✔
Some books are just not worth my time. And sometimes I just want to finish a book quickly. I don’t always do this though because it really ruins the experience a little.
- Completely missed your Goodreads goal
Nope! Never did that!
- Borrowed a book and not returned it ✔
Shush, I stole my dad’s copy of Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (which I had to read for school). I have no intention of returning it.
- Broke a book buying ban ✔
I don’t really have strict book buying bans, so I’m not sure I’m breaking anything?? Good excuse, huh?
- Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about ✔
I’m too good at procrastinating to write reviews so when I read a book, sometimes it takes me weeks or months to finally get around to writing a review. That’s not good.
- Wrote in a book you were reading ✔
I only did this with my favourite book of all time (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer). I just had to mark all those beautiful sentences!
- Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
I don’t think I’ve done that since I joined Goodreads…
Have you ever ‘stolen’ a book? Spilled something on your books? Or had someone else ruin your book? Are you as good as procrastinating reviewing as me?