This tag was originally created by Jenniely and I’m was tagged by Rachel. This tag is so much fun!
Received an ARC and not reviewed it
I am doing my best to not do this but sometimes it cannot be avoided. I have received NetGalley ARCs that were so badly formatted as to be unreadable and in those cases I just give up. I also write short DNF-reviews for ARCs that I just cannot get into.
Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley
It took me forever to get my feedback ratio to a reasonable number. Before the change to the US version of NetGalley it was near impossible for me to know in advance how my chances were for any given ARC and I went through a phase of requesting too many and then being surprised when I actually got approved. But now I have the very impressive feedback ratio of 88% and once you’re over the magical 80% mark it gets much easier keeping it that way. (for the record I currently have 15 books awaiting reviews)
Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
I have a few of those pending reviews, yes. I do still plan on going back and writing reviews but in the case of the Kate Daniel’s books for example, I want to write mini-reviews and post the second half of my series wrap-up but for that I still need to read the last book in the series.
Folded down the page of a book
Absolutely yes. I don’t mind my books looking read and while I usually try to use bookmarks, there are not always any handy.
Accidentally spilled on a book
Yes. Again, I am not too fussed about this so I am not absolutely heartbroken when it happens.
DNF a book this year
So, so many. Reading books I that bore me put me off reading – and I have to read so many boring things for my job that I want my fun reading to be exactly that – fun. I am in awe of those of you with the willpower to stick with books to the end though. Your negative reviews are earned and some of my favourite posts to read.
Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
Nope. I do love pretty books, obviously, but I also want to want to read the books I buy.
Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
Skim read a book
Oh, absolutely. Sometimes, when I am too far into a book to DNF without it feeling like a total waste of time, I skim-read the rest. Or I just jump to the ending and see whether reading the rest will be worth my time.
Completely missed your Goodreads goal
No. I have been reading a bit over 100 books a year since I started using Goodreads – the average length might vary (this year I read many short books) but this seems to be the pace I am most comfortable with.
Borrowed a book and not returned it
Not that I recall.
Broke a book buying ban
Only this year, before there was no need to set myself any bans but this year my buying got out of control. I just love books!
Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
This didn’t use to happen to me – but recently it happens more and more often. Especially if it’s a book I don’t have all that much to say about to begin with.
Wrote in a book you were reading
I haven’t done to fiction that since I stopped reading those academically. I do write in the books I buy for my thesis though – and I cannot imagine not doing that. It helps so much!
Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
No. Why would I do that? I mean, sometimes I do hate how god-awful the UF books I have been inhaling this year are but they give me joy.
I am tagging everybody who wants to do this. Please do let me know if you decide to give it a whirl!