First of all, this tag was a personal attack. I didn’t ask to be called out like this. I don’t deserve this. I’m a good person. (Fine. I’m a mediocre person at best but STILL.)
➽ 1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it.
I try to only request ARCs I’m very interested in and absolutely intend to review, but recently, I’ve been sent requests to read unsolicited ARCs and I feel SO bad for either not having the time or lacking any interest in the title, so I end up just…not replying. Listen. It’s horrible, I know, but we can we all just collectively agree that sending emails to strangers is probably the most uncomfortable form of human interaction in existence?
➽ 2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley.
Alright. I’m feeling personally targeted by this one. My Netgalley ratio currently sits miserably at 67%, but I’m absolutely planning on catching up now that my exams are over! (Not that it’d make any difference because NetGalley seems to have some sort of unspoken beef with intl readers [insert the I SAID WHAT I SAID gif meme])
➽ 3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
I mean, is Julius Caesar an absolute fucking twat for burning the library of Alexandria? Hell yeah! I do this thing where I procrastinate writing a full review for a certain book for so long that I eventually, defeatedly, shamefully, stealthily delete the “rtc” part and tell myself that short reviews! are! valid! (they are)
➽ 4. Folded down the page of a book
A tree did not die for me to do this.
➽ 5. Accidentally spilled on a book
[experiences severe war flashbacks to that One Time I spelled coffee on my Illuminae copy, froze for ten seconds in utter disbelief before letting out an ungodly scream] Nope. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
➽ 6. DNF a book this year
I have come to realize that I don’t have to expend energy on books which simply do not deserve to be in the presence of my light. This martyr syndrome phase had to be over. So, yes.
➽ 7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
Vanity is reserving a special spot in hell for all of us readers because absolutely no one can look me in the eyes and tell me they haven’t done this. Like, come on. Let the truth set you free!
➽ 8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
someone who is responsible and good at self-regulating: after I do my homework, I will read my book!
me, a goblin from the depths of hell: I will lie in this bed for five hours of uninterrupted reading. Self-control? I don’t know her.
➽ 9. Skim read a book
Y’all ever do that thing sometimes where you skim past several paragraphs to read the dialogue, either because you’re excited or just plain bored, but then feel bad about it and you have to give yourself a mini pep talk to remind yourself that you’re better than this, so you go back and read the whole thing? Because same.
Other times, I can’t summon any moral sense, nor conscience, nor shame and I skim the shit out of the book.
➽ 10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal
I mean, you can miss your Goodreads goal OR you can lower the number of books and bask in the false sense of ephemeral success….
➽ 11. Borrowed a book and not returned it
After Justin Timberlake introduced us to the concept of karma in What Goes Around Comes Around? Hell nah!
➽ 12. Broke a book buying ban
I’ve lately been very financially aware of my lack of self-control so I’m making conscious efforts to Not Do This. Plus, I’m an immigrant college student, a buying ban is not exactly a choice lol! Not to be shameless, but I have…..a wishlist…..don’t look at it…..don’t even think about It or Me…..but……if you want to get me something……but also don’t….
➽ 13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
I annotate my books using stick-notes so I thankfully never have to worry about this!
➽ 14. Wrote in a book you were reading
No. I respect people who do this but they terrify me and shouldn’t be allowed to have this much power.
➽ 15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
Buddy, pal, amigo, I can’t afford to do this.
➽ 16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend
I’m very proud to publicly announce that….nope!
➽ 17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book
I straight up once told my friend from high school “no” and I just looked pointedly at his textbooks which looked like they’ve been dragged through mud and he just let out a long defeated sigh. Also, I’m sort of known for being a tad bit too territorial when it comes to my stuff and whenever I’m asked if I could lend someone my book, I talk their ears off about safety hazards and they end up being like, “you know what? never mind.”
➽ 18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book
There are 99 reasons why I may go to hell but this isn’t one of them.
➽ 19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged
Guilty as charged….Sawkill Girls, sweetie, I’m so sorry.
➽ 20. Sat on a book accidentally
Um, excuse you? We were in a committed relationship. I’m allowed. (get it? get it? I’ll show myself to the door now…..)
THIS WAS FUN! Tagging:
May @ Forever and Everly | Ju @ Paper Blots | Elise @ The Bookish Actress | Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams | Solly @ The Bookish King | Jami @ Jami Shelves | Seggy @ Sage Shelves | Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks | Caidyn and Chantel @ bwreviewsblog | Taiwo @ A Lifestyle Nerd | Taryn @ Taryn And Her Books | Taylor @ Nerd Narration | Sil @ Silvia Reads Books | Nenia @ Readasaurus Reviews | Lilly @ Lair of Dreams | Inge @ Of Wonderland | Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink | Sierra @ Sierra Elmore | CW @ The Quiet Pond | Fadwa @ Word Wonders | Emma @ Emma Reads
Happy holidays, everyone and I hope the new year is kind to you all!