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Ten Things That Make Me Happy

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Everything feels so unreal right now that I’m still finding it hard to believe it’s all actually happening. I developed a cough for a couple of days and was feverish yesterday so me and the family are on self-isolation for the next two days. In light of everything, I thought it would be fun to make a list of ten things that make me happy post and I won’t tag anyone particular to do it but feel free to make your own lists or let me some of your own in the comments!

My friends. My online and offline friends have been the brightest light in my life these past few months and I genuinely can’t even imagine my life without any of them.

My Family. I know this one is pretty much a given but it’s been hard for all of us lately but I could not be more grateful for my parents, my husband and my son right now.

Dungeons and Dragons. This kind of ties in with my first point because each one of my groups have been the only reason I’ve stayed sane through all of this mess. I look forward to each and every one of these games each week. I love you, folks.

Animal Crossing. The new game launches tonight and I’m stupidly excited. Having something I’ve been waiting for, for so long is finally here and it couldn’t have come at a better time let me tell you.

Writing. I’m not doing a ton of writing lately but when I have been it’s been a fantastic escape and helped to keep me calm when I’m trying not to freak out.

My Cat. Jiji is loving having someone at home all the time at the moment. She’s becoming super soppy and even more affectionate lately. Not to mention having kitty snuggles while she happily purrs is the best medicine while I’m not feeling well.

Music. Music has helped in so many ways throughout my life in general and although I’m not a ‘music nerd’ I adore it. I like to sing and dance, I like to listen to songs my friends send me and I like to send them songs too.

Books/reading. This one is probably another obvious one but I’m glad I have no shortage of fantastic worlds and stories to jump into at any moment.

Discord. This one kind of links back into the friends part but this app has made it super easy to keep in contact with everyone. It’s strange that I don’t really like phone-calls but voice chatting on discord is fine. Whether it’s playing games, watching stuff together, playing D&D or just messing around chatting and such. Not to mention just having somewhere for us all to chat and message each other. Good job Discord (apart from that one time two days ago where you stopped working during a particularly tense moment in D&D).

Video Games. I’ve already mentioned Animal Crossing but I’ve been playing Stardew Valley, Pokemon and a little Mass Effect (obviously) here and there too, sinking a few hours in when I can and they just chill me out so much. Plus bonus points for more escapism.

So that’s my list, tell me some of yours!

 

 

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TBR Book Tag

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It’s book tag time! Does anyone just look at their book tag and despair sometimes? I have SO many books to read yet I keep buying more!! I have cut down on the books I buy and am not taking on as many review requests at the moment because I just have such an enormous amount of books I own but haven’t read yet so I decided to do a TBR book tag today and it’s made me realise I probably need to have a good sort out and get my TBR into some kind of organised system to help me get through it. This tag is originally by @aperfectioncalledbooks and I found it here over at Stories and Spoons.

How do you keep track of your TBR book pile?  
I don’t currently have a way to keep track of this yet. I am debating spending my afternoon sorting through my books though and trying to sort out a spreadsheet and/or a good reads list to help me out. I also have a TBR jar that I should probably try and get around to using.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook? 
My TBR is mostly comprised of print books as I tend to only buy books on kindle if they’re on sale or I want to read them there and then other than requests I’ve been approved for on Netgalley which is a far few but nowhere near as many as I have sitting on my shelves and TBR trolley ready and waiting.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next? 
I am most definitely a mood reader, all the way. It can make it hard to try and get through my TBR and reminds me of when you decided to watch something on Netflix but you just spend an hour scrolling through everything trying to decide what to watch instead of actually watching anything.

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest? 
After taking a look at my shelves I think it’s probably Outside In by Maria V Snyder. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the first one and I did consider reading this after reading her latest sci-fi release I just honestly keep forgetting about it and it’s been so long since I read the first book (Inside Out) that I don’t know how much sense it would make to me at this point without rereading.

 A book you recently added to your TBR? 
I received my copy of Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare yesterday. I was a huge shadowhunters fan and I do still love the series but after the Dark Artifices Trilogy took me forever to read (I don’t do well with large books) I’ve found it hard to get back to the series. I still have The Red Scrolls of Magic sitting on my shelf waiting to be read and I had decided I wasn’t going to get Chain of gold because of that but when I realised there was a special first edition version I succumbed and ordered the damn thing. I now need to reorganise my bookshelves again because my shadow hunter shelf is SO full.

A book in your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
I don’t think I have any books like that. Often I’m drawn in because of the beautiful cover but then I look deeper before buying to make sure it’s something I’ll like. I guess the closest would be Circe as the moment I saw the cover I knew I needed it.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading? 

If I’m not planning to read it why would it be on my TBR? Looking at my shelves at the moment I think one of the books I’m least likely to read is probably Tales of the Peculiar, a companion book of short stories to the Miss Peregrine’s books, I brought it because it was pretty, on sale and I was currently reading the first book in the series. I own the second book but not sure when I’ll get around to it, let alone to this pretty hardback of stories about characters I don’t really have a connection to yet.

Scratch that, I found a copy of the Strawberry Theif by Joanne Harris, I do want to read the Chocolat books but seeing as I don’t even own the first few and haven’t read them I feel like maybe this one would be the least likely to be read. Which is a shame because I love Joannes work.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for? 
I’m really looking forward to Bookish and the Beast! I’m reading the first two books after I’ve finished my current read and then I have a beautiful arc to dive right into afterwards and I am SO excited to read it!!

(I’m also, predictably excited for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelisation too, not long to go!!)

A book on your TBR that basically everyone’s read but you? 
SO many of those. The first one that catches my eye is Sorcery of Thorns, I kept seeing it everywhere and it sounds completely up my street, I was gifted it over Christmas from my wishlist and I desperately want to read it. But I also want to desperately read everything else too..

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you? 
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a book anyone who knows me and has read it tends to recommend to me and I can see why because it sounds completely in my wheelhouse and like a book and series that I will love. I’m starting to freak out now over just how many awesome books I have and want to read right now. But all of them.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read? 
Honestly, most of them. I haven’t been making as much time for reading lately as I think maybe I could and I’m sad that there are so many great books for me to love just sitting on my shelves waiting for me. Now that I’ve thought about I do really want to get around to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but I don’t think it’ll fit into my reading mood at the moment, not to mention the ever-growing pile of books from published I have to review at the moment.

How many books are on your TBR shelf? 
On my physical shelf at last count which was sometime last year, I think, it was at over one hundred…I have had a clear-out since then but I’ve also received and brought a lot go books since then too. I am going to go through them all later today with any luck and I’ll update this post when I do so. Not going to lie…I’m a little scared.

So that was the TBR Book Tag and it certainly did the job of inspiring me to go through my books that I still need to read for sure. How big is your TBR pile and do you only include books that you already own? Like I do or do you include books you’ve not yet brought or received? I’ll see you back here Sunday for this weeks Six for Sunday post, take care and watch out for falling TBR stacks.

 

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Animal Crossing Book Tag

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With just thirty days until we can finally get our hands on Animal Crossing New Horizons and the Nintendo Direct for it today the hype has never been more real, I’m so excited for its release and I knew that today’s Tag Thursday post just HAD to be Animal Crossing themed! I found this super cute tag at The Quirky Book Nerd, you should go check out her answers too!

THE RULES:
  • Please link back to the original creator of the tag, Bookish Things and Tea.
  • Answer the following Animal Crossing themed book questions.
  • Feel free to use graphics, but be sure to credit Bookish Things and Tea.
  • Tag some friends to spread the love!

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I know there are a good few Jane Austen books (Pride and Prejudice for sure) that I would probably love if I gave them a chance but I figure they’re not going anywhere and I’ll get around to them one day maybe?

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I couldn’t pick just one! I really love second books when they’re done well and these four are my favourites! I think The Wicked King and Gemina, in particular, are my favourites of their respective trilogies as well.

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Godsgrave? I’m pretty sure Godsgrave is a big city right and that book is mostly set there or at least nearby? I just really like Godsgrave okay! I can’t decide if it’s my favourite in the series (I think it is and it should probably have gone down as an answer in the second book question above too…).

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I refuse to pick just one between these two because they’ve both been absolutely fantastic! They’re obviously very different books from different genres and I love them both for very different reasons. Harley felt like a much-needed soul cleanse and The Unspoken Name was complex and epic. (The Unspoken Name is out today, by the way, make sure you check it out!).

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The Hobbit is a book I’ve read and reread a lot over the years. I love Bilbo so much and when I was much younger I always wished to have a big adventure like his and then as I got older I realised that I do very much enjoy the comforts of home. Still, the Shire and the world beyond was a welcome escape into fantasy and one I still enjoy to this day and that helped shape the person I am today and the things I enjoy.

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This has been the hardest question of them all so far but I think my choice would have to be Strange the Dreamer. It’s rich in so many ways, the characters, the story, the prose. I don’t often enjoy really long books but this entire book felt like an exquisite three-course meal.

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The Island by M.A Benett fits this description best I think. It wasn’t bad, by any means but it just made me so very mad and uncomfortable. Reading it was definitely an experience but one I absolutely do not want to ever relive.

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Anything from Phillipa Greggory? I particularly love the Constant Princess and The Other Boelyn Girl. I loved learning about The Tudors at school and as I got older I loved all of the Court politics and scandal that went along with it. Catherine of Aragon is one of my favourite historical figures, in-part because of The Constant Princess.

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Harley in the Sky, Circus Book Tag

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One of my most anticipated releases for 2020 is out in just 47 days! Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman (author of Starfish and Summer Bird Blue) is out on March 10th and let me tell you I’ve been excited for this beautiful gold book for a good while now! In-fact you might remember my cover reveal post last year when I became a part of the street team. I’ve now read an advanced reading copy of the book and let me tell you, folks, you are in for a treat so don’t forget to pre-order!

I decided to drum up some extra excitement on the run-up to release by creating a Harley in the sky/Circus themed book tag! I won’t tag anyone in particular as if you see it and like, you are more than welcome to have a go yourself (please link back to me in your posts) and you could be in with a chance of winning a set of Harley in the Sky art cards! Don’t forget to also check out all of the other lovely challenges that have been going on and are yet to come!

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RingMaster – What book introduced you to your favourite genre? 
I’m not actually sure what my favourite genre is, either fantasy or Sci-Fi I think. I know for fantasy the book that introduced me was “The Two Princesses Of Barrmere” by Gail Carson Levine. “The Other Boelyn Girl” by Phillipa Greggory introduced me to Historical Fiction and The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith introduced me to paranormal romance/YA in general but for some reason, I can’t pinpoint a book that got me interested in Sci-Fi which I think was a progression from watching a lot of it on TV and in video games instead.

Acrobatics – A fast-paced read.  
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson is the first book that comes to mind, there are some quiet moments but there are some absolutely adrenaline-filled moments whenever Spensa gets in a cockpit.

Clowns – A book that made you laugh. 
I’m someone who will often cry at a book but I very rarely laugh at them while I’m reading so this one took a fair bit of effort to look back on but in the end, I remembered this PERFECT moment in Finding Home volume two by Hari Conner that had me in absolute fits. Poor Janek.

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Knife thrower – A book that had you on the edge of your seat.  
Obsidio by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I think I had my jaw gritted for most of this book, all of the books in the Illuminae trilogy have had me on edge really which I think is brilliant considering the kind of format it’s presented in. The third one though just felt like all bets were off and anything could happen which is why it was the one I picked for this answer.

Tightrope Walker – A book you just couldn’t put down. 
Sanctuary by V.V James.  This book was a fantastical wild ride that felt almost physically painful to have to stop reading for any length of time. If you haven’t read it, folks, you seriously need to get on it.

Ventriloquist – A book with a great twist. 
*Brings out a list of Lauren James books*
Seriously though, I have to pick just one?

I pick The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James, it’s just done so SO well. The particular twist I’m referring to is a fairly big revelation that I kicked myself for not seeing coming after it blew my mind at 2am, but it’s set up so well and looking back there are so many little clues sprinkled around and it just made so much sense, that’s a great, well-crafted twist to me and this one nails it.

Magician – A book with a magic system you love. 
I have a lot more to find out about it but I love the “creatures” in A Discovery of Witches with the witches, Daemons and Vampires, not just the differences between them but also how we get to see a more scientific approach (to a degree) to the point where they can tell a witches powers, which they seem to inherit genetically from analysing her blood. I’ve only read the first book but I can’t wait to get further into the series and find out more!

Static Trapeze – Best or Worst Cliffhanger. 
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. I haven’t decided if it was the best or worst cliffhanger yet but it was definitely one of them. The whole third quarter of that book was insane and the end was just…

I’m so glad that I only had to wait a few weeks between Godsgrave and Darkdawn because I would have lost my mind if I’d had to have waited a full year.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag and that you’re looking forward to the release of Harley in the Sky just as much as me! You can add it on Goodreads here and you can preorder from Amazon here and Waterstones here (but don’t forget to support your local bookstore if you’re able).

 

 

 

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RIP it or Ship it Book Tag

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So I was looking around for an interesting book tag for this week. I think I’ve done plenty of New Year and reflecting on 2019 stuff now and wanted to try something different. I found the RIP It or Ship It tag and decided it was perfect. The original tag was created by Emma’s Books and you should definitely check her videos out here.

The rules of the game are simple, to put a lot of fictional characters’ names into a cup and draw them out two at a time. I’m going to change it up a little. I’ve picked twenty characters and I’m going to roll two twenty-sided dice (D20) at a time and pair them up! Once I have a pairing, I’ll tell you if I RIP it or if I ship it.

Emma Carstairs (from Shadowhunters) & Janek (from Finding Home)
I think Emma would probably be a bit too intense for Janek and I feel like Emma would probably prefer some who would be better with a sword. RIP it.

Ezra Mason (from Illuminae) & Finnian (from Aurora Rising)
SHIP IT. This would be hilarious! Finn is super cocky and full of banter and I think him and Ezra would get along really well. I’m not sure Ezra would be too interested as it’s obvious how he feels about Kady but I’d like to think maybe before they got together maybe Ez and Finn could have had a thing.

Lira (from To Kill a Kingdom) & Paige Turner (from The Bookshop Girl)
Ship it. I feel like Paige would end up being utterly smitten with Lira because, HELLOOO SIREN?! And I can imagine Lira thinking Paige is adorable and bring Lira a TON of different books to read.

Issac Sullivan (from the Devouring Gray) & Sookie Stackhouse (From the Sookie Stackhouse books/True Blood)
This feels weird because of the age difference mainly. I thought that I would be okay with Sookie ending up with anyone else in the series from the

Lyra Daniels (from Navigating the Stars) & Izzy O’Neil (from The Exact Opposite of Okay)
Ship it. This is another one I think would be really lovely. I’m not sure who would be the worst influence on who though to be honest. They would absolutely get into trouble but I have no doubt they would have each others backs and it would be hilarious.

Remy Silvers (From The Loneliest Girl in the Universe) & Spensa (from Skyward)
Oooo I feel like can’t not ship the two space girls? Although I feel like they’re very different people so I’m not sure how they would get on in a relationship. Come to think of it I feel like they would argue a lot over silly things. RIP it.

Unless.

Remy is utterly unimpressed by Spensa because she takes so many risks and doesn’t always think about the risks she’s taking but Spensa keeps doing more and more stupid things to try and impress her. I changed my mind. I ship it.

Dorian (from a Throne of Glass) & Luna Lovegood (from Harry Potter)
Nope. This one feels weird. I adore Luna and Dorian can be sweet but he has FAR too much baggage and I don’t want to imagine him hurting my sweet girl. RIP it.

Janco (from Poison Study) & Gwen (from Once and Future)
Even if I could tweak the ages for this to be less weird I don’t think it would work and I wouldn’t want to see Janco get hurt by Gwen’s aspirations. Plus I think he might drive her nuts. RIP it.

Lucien Vanserra (from A Court of Thorns and Roses) & Jude Duarte (from The Cruel Prince)
YES. I SHIP IT. I mean I hadn’t really thought about it before but this would be amazing. I feel like this would have all the spirit of the Jude/Cardan ship but with added Lucien soft boy at times Vanserra. Perfect.

Mia Corverre (from Nevernight) & Kaz Brekker (from Six of Crows)
This feels like an interesting one. I haven’t finished Six of Crows yet but this was a suggestion given when I asked for characters and I feel like they definitely have their similarities but I’m not sure if they would go together well. If you’ve read SoC and the Nevernight books let me know what you think? For now, I’m going to say RIP it.

Well, that was certainly interesting! I pretty much ship anyone and everyone most of the time but there were definitely some that fit there better than others. I think my favourite here would maybe be Lucien and Jude or Lira and Paige! See any here you love? What two fictional characters from different books would you ship?

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New Year Resolutions Book Tag

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So the New Year is now well underway, I have a new hair colour, my bookshelves are rearranged (I have space on them now!) my TBR is decided and Nate is back to school SO I think it’s probably time for a New Year Book Tag! I found this particular one on Jenn’s blog at Jenniley.com and it ties in with my latest Six for Sunday post perfectly as it’s called the New Year Resolutions Book Tag!

1. An Author You’d Like To Read That You’ve Never Read

I definitely want to get around to reading something by Samantha Shannon this year. I’ve seen her chair a good few events now and met her at YALC twice and I love how into her world-building and naming system in particular, she gets. It just feels like such attention to detail I can’t read to read one of her books, probably Priory of the Orange Tree but I do have the first Bone Season book as well so we’ll see?

2. A Book You’d Like To Read

Ahh there are loads of books I’ve like to read! I think perhaps Gilded Cage from Vic James is a book I absolutely need to read this year! I adored Sanctuary and I’ve heard amazing things about this book, plus Vic is lovely!

3. A Classic You’d Like To Read

I don’t tend to read any classic books at all really but I’ve found myself tempted by Pride and Prejudice or perhaps Jayne Eyre? What classics can you recommend?

4. A Book You’d Like To Re-Read

Honestly maybe the Illuminae Files books via audiobook. I can never get enough of that trilogy. I’m tempted to try the audiobook for Aurora Rising ready for the sequel later this year too.

5. A Book You’ve Had For Ages and Want To Read

Again, SO many books that come under this. I’m going to say Six of Crows, which you’ll know about if you read my Six for Sunday post that I started reading last year (at last) but I kept NOT finishing due to having different deadlines etc but this year it’s time to finally finish it.

6. A Big Book You’d Like To Read

I don’t really like big books as I find them so uncomfortable to read. I (as previously mentioned) do however want to read Priory of the Orange Tree this year and that is A BEAST.

7. An Author You’ve Previously Read and Would Like To Read More Of

Holly Black I think? I really enjoyed the Folk of Air trilogy and I need some more of that twisted fae fix, to be honest.

8. A Book You Got For Christmas and Would Like To Read

All of them? Haha. I think maybe Sorcery of Thorns is the one I’d like to read the most though, or maybe the Martian?

9. A Series You Want To Read From Start to Finish

I would say the Cinder books but I think there are quite a few of them so maybe the Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer? I’ve had the first book for a good while!

10. A Series You Want To Finish That You’ve Already Started

Most of the series that I want to finish I only haven’t finished because the next books aren’t out yet but one exception and probably my choice for this question is I can’t wait to read Lady Smoke! I really enjoyed Ash Princess and I’m interested to see where the story goes next.

11. Do You Set Reading Goals? If So, How Many Books Do You Want To Read in 2020?

I’ve been doing the Goodreads challenge since 2012 so yes. This year I decided on fifty books after only just making it to sixty this year. I figure I can always make it higher later in the year if I’m doing really well.

12. Any Other Reading Goals?

Sort of? Like unofficial ones I guess? You can check out my six bookish resolutions for the year in my latest Six for Sunday post right here.

Are there any books you MUST read this year?

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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag!

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I am loving reading everyone’s Blogmas posts at the moment! I always think of taking part every year but end up having no time after the chaos of NaNoWriMo so I’ve been living vicariously through others and their brilliant Blogmas posts. Some of my favourite posts have been from Jenn at Jenniely.com. Her Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag particularly caught my eye! For this tag tick which ones apply to you and total them up at the end to see just how “naughty” you’ve been this year.

You can check out this particular tag right here. I won’t tag anyone in particular but if you like the look of this and want to do the tag then go for it, don’t forget to tag me AND Jen, we love reading your answers! Please remember this is just a bit of fun and you’re not the most heinous person in the world for dog-earring your book pages.

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it  

This is going to always be my downfall… I just can’t read that many books *dies of shame*

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

Damn. I’m so close at 57% I was doing so well and then I got approved for so many good books damnit. Planning to try and hit my 80% in January but we’ll see to be honest. I am a terrible person.

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

Story of my Goodreads life. Thankfully when I submit my review to NetGalley it automatically posts it to Goodreads too. That’s probably the only way any of my reviews have made to my Goodreads in the past six months.

4. Folded down the page of a book

Yes! I don’t do it often but I tend to pick one quote when I read a book that I particularly love which features at the beginning for the review of that book and although I own book tabs and should really just use those I don’t usually have them to hand so I just fold the page down. I used to be really funny about this but I’m a lot more chill now and it’s nice to pick up a book that I’ve read and automatically find that quote that I love.

5. Accidentally spilt on a book 

I’m probably going to regret saying this when I immediately spill something on my book in the next week now but so far this year, shockingly I haven’t which I think is pretty impressive as quite often I eat my lunch while reading…

6. DNF a book this year 

Not technically, there have been books that I have started reading but not finished but I have intentions of finishing them, sometimes it’s just not the right time to read them or on occasion an important book or one I need to read for a blog tour etc takes precedence, so I class these as being on hold, not as DNF’s. My last DNF was last year.

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

I never buy a book that I have no intention of reading., even if it’s pretty although I have been tempted.

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

I don’t do this that often anymore really as I don’t tend to get the chance but I do have a bad habit of reading during mealtimes which I know is super rude.

9. Skim read a book 

Nope, can’t do it. I hate missing things! The only time I even come close is if I’ve already read it and am skim reading to my favourite bits.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal 

Not yet! I’m behind by one book still and I have five books left to read before the end of the year to reach my goal. I might just do it, I do have some graphic novels I want to get through which might help!

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

I still owe the library for a book I returned late last year I think! I need to check and get it paid off next payday thinking about it! SO technically I haven’t this year unless you count on my son’s behalf. It’s a good 35/45 min walk or more to our library and it can be a nightmare with a usually tired four-year-old so we don’t go as often as I would like and sometimes we miss the deadline and I forget to renew it online because I’m an idiot. I mean all of the books have gone back eventually and I’ve just reread the question and realised it means not returning them in general and no I’ve definitely not done that.

12. Broke a book buying ban

Frequently. I have done a lot better with buying fewer books this year because I’m coming to terms with the fact that I just don’t have space so I’m trying to focus on reading the books that I already have.

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

Not this year! It’s something I’ve done in the past but I try to get reviews written asap after that incident and I almost always take notes which helps.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading

I haven’t done this as quite often recently I’ve started passing on books but I do often use coloured tabs, some of which I write on instead.

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

Nope, I’m pretty up to date with my Goodreads, I’m a little addicted to it and I love watching my percentage and challenge goal go up.

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

I realised while going through my shelves the other day that I do actually have a book borrowed from a friend that I’ve had for at least a year now, maybe more and I’m a little scared to give it back in case they’re mad at me for forgetting about it.

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book 

Yes and it actually caused a big argument but it was something I was getting signed and was pretty much irreplaceable so I stood by my decision but I still feel crap about it.

18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book

Never. I barely break my own.

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

Not technically. Sometimes the covers get a little dirty but not really damaged.

20. Sat on a book accidentally 

Not this year!

Final Score: 7/20

Ooo, looks like I was fairly good this year! How did you do? Do you have any other bookish habits that others might consider “naughty?” I tend to leave creases on my paperback spines because I tend to read one-handed (usually eating or making dinner at the same time) but honestly that’s how you know if I really loved it!