Friday Frippery! The Naughty or Nice Tag

The People’s Vote…

I saw this tag over on Rosepoint Publishing and her answers proved what we all already knew – that she’s very nice indeed! I’m a bit worried about what Santa will think of my behaviour, though, so I’m hoping you’ll be able to tell me if I’ve been nice enough or if I need to make some quick amends…

So here are the questions – have you…

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it?

Oh yes! For some reason I got put on a publisher’s list for what can only be described as women’s fiction and suddenly started receiving zillions of them. I struggled through one or two, but not my thing! Eventually they stopped sending them – phew! And then there are all the NetGalley ARCs I’ve abandoned for being badly written or badly formatted – I do send feedback (usually polite 😇, but not always 😡) but don’t review.

2. Got less than 60% feedback rating on NetGalley? 

I don’t remember ever being under 90%! I’m currently on 93%. 😇

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

No, I never put a rating on Goodreads until I’m posting the review. 😇 The exception is abandoned books where I have no intention of ever reviewing, but which I think require a 1-star rating. 😡

4. Folded down the page of a book?

Not intentionally, but I have done it accidentally while attempting to read, eat cake and fend off paper-chewing cats simultaneously. Annoyingly I managed to crease the cover of my current read… grrr! 😡

5. Accidentally spilled on a book?

Well… OK, I’ve never admitted to this before, but… well, OK, it was I who dropped the bread and marmalade face down on my sister’s treasured copy of The Hobbit. I’ve lived with the guilt for around half a century… 😞

6. DNF a book this year?

Oh, good heavens, yes!! Thousands!! But is that naughty?? Believe me, if I had finished and reviewed them, I wouldn’t have been nice… 🤬

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

That’s not naughty, it’s crazy! No! 😇

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

Well, that all depends on one’s perspective. I prefer to think of things like housework as impinging on my reading time rather than the other way round. 😜

9. Skim read a book?

Guilty as charged. But only when they deserve it, and I reckon it makes me nice, because I could have fed them through the shredder instead, and didn’t… 😡

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal?

I’m going to fail dismally this year. 😪 And I don’t care because I’m a rebel!! 😎 (Though I might sneakily read a few novellas to take me over the line… ) 😇

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library?

Not this year, 😇 but only because I don’t use the library. And the reason I don’t is because I’m so hopeless at returning books and can’t face the guilt. 🤬

12. Broken a book buying ban?

What’s a book buying ban? 🎅

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

Tragically, this happens all the time, though I find reading reviews on Goodreads is usually enough to remind me. But I left my review of Heart of Darkness for so long that I’m going to have to read it again… 🤬

14. Written in a book you were reading?

What?? Do you think I’m some kind of savage?? 😡  Of course not! I live in a society with ready access to notebooks… *shudders*

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

I add them before I read them, as I put them on TBR Thursday posts. 😇 I have however removed them on finishing, if they were so bad I couldn’t even bring myself to give one star… 😡

16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?

In the distant past, I have been both villain and victim of this heinous crime. 😇😡 Nowadays I don’t borrow books…

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book?

No, though due to my own tendency to accidentally steal books, I’d much rather give a book than lend it… 🎅

18. Broken the spine of someone else’s book?

No, but thanks for the suggestion! I’ll bear it in mind for the next time someone annoys me… 😡😡

19. Taken the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged?

I’m baffled – I thought jackets were there to protect the book. From accidental chocolate fingerprints, for example, or to give the cats something to chew. Have I been doing it wrong?? 😲

20. Sat on a book accidentally?

Frequently! But they don’t squeal so it obviously doesn’t hurt them. There are some books I feel actually deserve to be sat on, though… 😡😡😡

So…what’s the verdict?
Which list do you think Santa will put me on?

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Your reward for voting…

32 thoughts on “Friday Frippery! The Naughty or Nice Tag

  1. Ah…such a fine reward! I couldn’t vote any other way but Nice, FictionFan. You truly treat books well, for a start. And besides, your feline overlords have informed me that you have behaved satisfactorily this year. So, what choice did I have? 🙂

    • Doesn’t he look smart in that hat? If only I had a chimney…

      Haha – they’re only saying that because I allowed them to open their Christmas toys early! Which, now I think about it, was really quite naughty… 😉

  2. I’m glad to say I voted Nice — and so many others have, too! We’ve all done things we’re not especially proud of, things we wouldn’t want to be shouted from the heights, but overall, FF, you’ve been a delight. Take that, naysayers!!

  3. I voted “nice” even before I saw your enticing reward!
    Have you ever done a post summing up all the 1 star books you’ve read (or started to read)? I think that would be very entertaining. 🙂

    • Darcy in that hat is an especially fine reward, I think! Hahaha – I haven’t but it’s a great idea! I might collect up some of my short and to the point Goodreads “reviews” of abandoned books… 😉

  4. I love my reward! Of course I put you on the nice list but you have shocked me here! The marmalade story! 😬 I’m a big DNFer and skimmer, too, when things aren’t working out. Good luck with those novellas! 😉 They absolutely count!

  5. hahaha nice! I loved this post, and I’m very similar to you in my reading habits EXCEPT for the fact that I have not DNF’d any books this year. In fact, it’s been a few years since I’ve DNFd a book, but I’m not as adventurous with my reading as you are I don’t think…

  6. I voted Nice because I think you’re lot nicer than I am! I write in my own books all the time! I underline, star, write things like “Ha!” 😀 And I turn down corners, and I DNF… Oh dear, I’d better not do this meme on my blog!

    • Hahahaha – you must do the meme! Imagine how good you’d make all the rest of us feel! 😂 I can’t believe you turn down corners, though… I never imagined you as a savage… 😉

  7. I voted nice – even though you know how much I enjoy your not-nice one star reviews 😀 Although, you’re saving the rest of us from reading drivel so even that is nice really! Love the Darcy pic – may your Christmas be filled with such treats!

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