The Bookish Naughty List Tag

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I saw this tag on Cleo’s blog. It’s a tag that interested me and I loved reading her answers so I thought I’d give it a whirl today. The tag was originally created by A Page of Jenniely. 

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it?

I have. Oops. Sometimes books come through the post that I haven’t requested and have no interest in reading. I’m very good at reading ARCs I’ve requested. So please let me off?

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

I haven’t! Since catching up one year, I now have 98% on NetGalley. It makes me shudder a little bit to think of it too low.

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

No. I am not very good at using Goodreads if I’m honest. I tend to review here first and then remember Goodreads a few months later…

4. Folded down the page of a book?

Yes! When I was younger. Now I can’t do it to my babies.

5. Skim read a book?

Not an entire book, but parts of some. I confess.

6. DNF a book this year?

Yes. I have. It’ll come up on my feature The Ones That Got Away because I like to give a book a fair chance in case someone else would really like it.

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

No. I always intend to read the book. I’m guided by beauty sometimes though.

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else?

Yes. As a teacher, my to do list is pretty extensive, but I think if I didn’t have a balance in my life then I’d be forever working.

9. Accidentally spilled on a book

Yes. It makes me sad inside. I dropped a book in the bath before… *shudder*

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal?

I always set it to something I know will be achievable. I don’t like failing!

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it?

Yes! Sorry…

12. Broke a book buying ban?

I have. I’m getting better though at sticking to self-imposed bans.

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

Not really. I quite often review a book the day or so after finishing it or the same day if possible (during my holiday time!) I like to write a review until the end so I don’t forget about it.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading?

Yes. As part of The Transatlantic Book Project I took part in last year, we annotated in the books!

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

I have! It tends to be children’s books for work that I don’t add to my Goodreads!

Like Cleo, I’m not going to tag any specific bloggers, but feel free to join in and leave a link to your post! 🙂

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Book Tag- Shelfie by Shelfie #1

I was tagged in Beth’s Shelfie by Shelfie book tag. I thought it was a great idea… so here we go!

The idea of the tag is that you share a picture (‘shelfie’) of one of your shelves and then answer some questions about them.

1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?

It’s my favourite shelf. Meaning every single one of these books is a favourite read of mine. On it is….

  • The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time
  • The Constant Princess
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Boleyn Inheritance
  • The Virgin’s Lover
  • The Queen’s Fool
  • Sarah’s Key
  • If You Could See Me Now
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Lord Of The Flies
  • Rebecca
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • The Last Leaves Falling
  • Cross Your Heart
  • Me Before You
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
  • The Class That Went Wild
  • Reasons To Stay Alive
  • One
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • A Monster Calls
  • Only Ever Yours
  • Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Good Me Bad Me
  • The Reason I Jump

2.) Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you i.e. how you got it/ a memory associated with it etc.

That’s a tricky one as all of these books are special to me. The Class That Went Wild has a special place in my heart as it is a childhood favourite. I have fond memories of Beth reading it to me when I was younger. I used to love being read to by my big sister!

3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?

I think perhaps Thirteen Reasons Why. I have a really weird relationship with this book, which I’ll address in a blog post and some point.

4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?

I hate this question! I would want to save them all, please? No? Hmm… I think it would have to be Me Before You. I push that book so very much that it has to be saved!

5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?

P.S. I Love You. I read it when it first came out!

6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?

Good Me, Bad Me read this year and promptly added to my favourites!

7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)

Me Before You… will it still be a favourite after a re-read?

8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.

Above the shelf are some ornaments that my friend (and wonderful author Alex Bell) got me from a holiday to many different locations. There’s so many cute trinkets from places in Europe. I also have a teaching assistant teddy from a child that reminds me of when life was easier as teaching assistant! 😉 I also have some Tinkerbell stuff from my nephew who knows I love Tinkerbell, I also have a best teacher wine glass. I may not drink, but it was the thought that counts!

9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?

My favourite books range from chick-lit and historical fiction to psychological thrillers and a few classics!

10.) Choose other bloggers to tag or choose a free question you make up yourself.

There’s so many that I’d like to tag, so I’d just say if you want to do it, please do and leave me a link if you do! 🙂 Please check out Beth’s original post HERE!