I’m late posting today, but I still made it! It’s Day 8 of Blogmas, and I found a really fun tag that Jenn’s created last year! I’m not officially tagging anybody, so if you want to participate, please do! Just make sure you link back to Jenn (and me!) so we can see your answers!
- Received an ARC and not reviewed it
From a publisher? No, I always make an effort to get something up on the blog if I received an ARC that I’ve specifically requested or signed up for as part of a blog tour. But if it comes to me unsolicited or I get it from a trade, then I don’t feel obligated to review.
- Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
Pretty much always! I really dislike reading on my Kindle or computer, so I don’t request from Netgalley very often.
- Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
All the time. The review does usually come to my blog, but I never remember to go back to Goodreads to update there. I need to get better about that, because I know it’s helpful to authors, especially the smaller ones.
- Folded down the page of a book
Not since I was a kid! This used to be my preferred method of bookmarking, but when Laura and I became friends growing up (hi, Laura!) she wouldn’t let me borrow books from her book closet unless I promised to stop. She had a LOT of good books, so I quit cold turkey.
- Accidentally spilled on a book
I don’t think anything massive.
- DNF a book this year
omg so many. You guys don’t even know all the books I DNF because I don’t review or list them here. I DNF one this week and you all had no idea. I don’t like to yuck somebody else’s yum, and for every book I don’t like, there’s someone out there to love it. But my TBR is too long to spend time on books that I’m loving right away.
- Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
I’ve bought different editions of the same book because they were pretty, does that count? I won’t read all 4 different copies of The Cruel Prince that I own, but I still have them all. Pretty!
- Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
- Skim read a book
Definitely. If I want to DNF something but there’s a piece of the story I do want to find out, I’ll skim through the rest.
- Completely missed your Goodreads goal
This was the first year I actually set a goal, and I did meet it. I don’t think I’d care if I didn’t, though.
- Borrowed a book and not returned it
I pretty much never borrow books because I can’t promise when I’ll return it. I definitely would, but I’m such a mood reader that it could be years before I felt like picking it up.
- Broke a book buying ban
I never tried an official ban because I know myself.
- Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
There is one that I have a draft for, with bullet points for things I wanted to talk about and everything, but I never filled it in more and now it makes no sense to me. Some of the bullet points are things like Trevor!! who isn’t even one of the main characters.
TL;DR I’ll probably never finish this review
- Wrote in a book you were reading
I did this for the first time a few months ago, for a traveling book group that I’m in. If that wasn’t the whole point of the group, I would NEVER.
- Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
I obsessively add my books to Goodreads. Occasionally I’ll notice a book that I read before I started using Goodreads, and I still make sure to immediately log and shelve it correctly.
- Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend
I feel like this was pretty well covered in the previous question about borrow books. In general, I don’t like to do it unless it’s an upcoming ARC that I know I want to read quickly and get it back to it’s owner.
- Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book
It’s funny because in person, I hate when people ask if they can borrow books. There was a girl I worked with who constantly wanted to borrow books and I was always dodging her. But my online bookish friends? I will send my books all over the earth for them to borrow. I am at the post office all the time mailing ARCs around to share the joy of getting to read books early.
- Broke the spine of someone else’s book
No way, I never even break the spine on my own books. I did when I was younger, but now my books still look unread 99% of the time. (Laura, correct me if I’m wrong–were there any book closet books that we read so often we cracked the spine? Summer Sisters, maybe)
- Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged
I always take the jacket off, but that’s because it’s a pain to read with it on. I don’t think I’ve ever done more damage that way.
- Sat on a book accidentally
Definitely, my dogs and the husband and always pushing my books around the couch and I don’t always notice before I sit down.