The Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag 2020

Hello everyone,

December would not be complete without doing the the Naughty or Nice tag, which was created by the wonderful, award-winning blogger that is Jenniely.

Last year I finished with a score of six out of 20, which put me in the nice category. Let’s take a look and see, with the same questions, if I can still claim to be a bastion of good bookish behaviour!

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it  ✅

I finally joined Netgalley this year and that made me eligible to fail at this one. Lo and behold, I have! It is just the one, but my excuse is having too many other books to read.

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I have only used Netgalley sparingly, but I have managed to maintain a feedback rating of 80%, so I do not fail here!

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

I was never likely to fail at this, as I usually write my reviews on Goodreads first and then post them on my blog after adding a few extra thoughts.

4. Folded down the page of a book

I never do this, and I was not about to start in 2020 🙂

5. Accidentally spilled on a book ✅

Yes, I am sorry to say that some liquid did manage to find its way on to a book once or twice this year!

6. DNF a book this year 

Another year gone, and I still don’t DNF. I nearly did once back in May, but decided to keep going.

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

When I buy a book I always intend to read it, so no.

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

The number of nights in which I stayed awake with a book, when I had work the following day…no wonder I often feel tired!

That is, word for word, the exact same answer I gave to this question last year. It all still applies!

9. Skim read a book ✅

Yes, there were definitely a few books I skim read over the course of the year. I try not to, but some do get a little dense and slow-moving.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal

I am pleased to say that I totally aced my Goodreads goal! I set myself a target of 52, and reached it in October.

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it ✅

I always return books in the end, but the odd library fine did occur this year. It was only because I reached the limit of how many times I was allowed to renew a particular book!

12. Broke a book buying ban

I have not placed myself under any ‘official’ book buying bans in 2020. I probably should though, as I have bought a lot of books – blame the new releases!

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

I have a good memory for books, so even though I leave a little bit of time now before writing reviews, I always remember what it was about.

Some of my immediate thoughts after finishing the book may not make it into the review, but that is all.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading 

I don’t like writing in books, so there was never any danger of being on the naughty list for that.

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

No, I update my Goodreads regularly and make sure I remember to add each book.

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

I don’t think I borrowed a book from anyone this year…

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book

Nobody has asked me if they could borrow one of my books, so no.

18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book

No! I’m not such a terrible person!

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

I have stopped removing the dust jackets from books while I read now. The only thing that could damage them slightly is my bookmark.

But anyway, no I have not done this.

20. Sat on a book accidentally ✅

Yes, I think I have! But no lasting damage…;)


Exactly the same score as in 2019, so that still has me on the nice list!

I Tag:

Anyone who wants to have a go at the tag! I love reading these posts, so am looking forward to more during December.

Happy reading 🙂

7 thoughts on “The Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag 2020

  1. Omg this is such a fun tag. Loved reading all your answers Stephen. But jeez you didn’t need to call me out on THE FIRST QUESTION.

    I’m maybe slightly terrible with reading anything on time and,,, especially with ARCs whoops. Go you on your high Netgalley score omg. Mine is definitely not at 80 : (

    Though I am good at my GR goal. Though I like to think I’m clever but setting it fairly low and/or manageable realistically because I don’t need that stress in my life haha

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    1. Thank you, Ruby 💙 But oh no I didn’t mean to call you out!! To be fair I haven’t used Netgalley a lot, so there’s plenty of time for me to fall well below 80%!

      Congratulations on your Goodreads goal 🙂

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