Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2019)

Happy holidays, friends! It’s a miracle – I am doing a tag post within 9 days of the first tag, who am I?! Don’t get too excited, this hoarder of tags still has plenty in the queue and I doubt I will be changing my hoarder ways anytime soon.

Thank you to Meeghan, Heather, and Melanie for tagging me for the Bookish Naughty or Nice tag! Spoiler alert: I am naughty as heck. You’ve been warned.


  • Tag and link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link me (the creator) if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers –   Jenn
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people (I couldn’t find 10 people who hadn’t done this… but I tried!)

The Questions

1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it.

Not intentionally, but I do have a few ARCs that I accepted or requested this year that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. 😞

Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Through the Hostage (Cortii #1) by J.C. Steel
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
A Murder of Crows (The Ravenscourt Tragedies #1) by Annie Kirke
Anna Undreaming (The Metiks Fade Trilogy #1) by Thomas Welsh
Caleb’s Window by John J. Siefring
God’s Forsaken (The Guilty Ones # 1) by David Brevik
Happily by Chauncey Rogers

I am going to be tackling as many of these as possible during Destiny’s Late-a-thon in January, though! I am hoping to be able to start 2019 with a mostly clean slate!

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

Nope, I am currently at 89% and haven’t dipped under 80% since June.

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

Guilty as charged, currently Illuminae is sitting there with a 5-star rating and “holy crap, RTC” review. I will get to it eventually, though.

4. Folded down the page of a book.

Yes and honestly I don’t consider this to be a naughty behavior at all. It’s my book and I can dog-ear the pages if I want to!

5. Accidentally spilled on a book.

Not that I can remember, no. But some of my books did receive water damage when pipes burst in the apartment next door and flooded my bedroom with like 2 inches of water several years ago.

6. DNF a book this year.

Absolutely, so far I have DNF’d five books. I am working really hard to stop feeling guilty for putting down books that I am not enjoying.

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

I don’t think so? I am guilty of only looking at a book because of its cover but I only buy books that I have an interest in reading.

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

Hahahahaa, I was reading a book at work the other day.

9. Skim read a book.

No shame! I don’t skim full books anymore (I used to while in university because that’s the only way to be able to finish all the reading), but I do skim scenes that bore me while reading.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal.

Nope, I actually raised my goal a few times this year because my reading far surpassed my expectations!

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it.

No, never. I hate it when people do that to me.

12. Broke a book buying ban.

Yes, this month even. They don’t work and I need a better system.

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

Yes but mainly because “ages” for me literally can be five days. This is why I try to write my reviews after I finish the book and before starting a new one. Thankfully I take notes though, which helps immensely.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading.

Yup! In pen, too~! I also don’t consider this naughty… it’s my book and I enjoy re-reading books and seeing what I thought on prior reads.

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

No way, all those pages need to be counted for my Goodreads Challenge!

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

Didn’t I already answer this question? No.

17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book.

I flat out say no now. Too many people kept my books for me to want to bother.

18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book.

Who the heck does this? No.

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

I do this but haven’t damaged my jacket as a result.

20. Sat on a book accidentally.

Probably, I don’t tend to look before sitting.

Results 10/20 aka only 50% naughty!


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  1. meltotheany

    December 25, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Gosh, we all just wanted to know if you were naughty this Christmas, true? Hehehe! Merry Christmas, my love! I hope you have an amazing rest of the year! And I hope my 2019 is filled with buddy reads and gaming nights with youuuu! 💖xx

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:11 AM

      I am surprised I was only 50% naughty this year, but Santa still came through for me! I hope you had a Merry Christmas love, and here’s to a fabulous 2019!

  2. Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag – Bookwyrm Bites

    December 25, 2018 at 12:27 PM

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  3. Norrie

    December 25, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    So well balanced on the naughty scale! 🙂
    Ages = 5 days. Sounds familiar 😀
    Once Upon a River sounds really good! I don’t have the ARC, but look forward to reading it, hopefully next year.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:28 AM

      I am surprised, but I guess my naughtiness seeped into non-bookish behaviors! I still haven’t read Once Upon a River but I think I am going to try to pick it up next month for the late-a-thon!

  4. Meeghan reads

    December 25, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    *hem hem* As someone who got 17/20, I’m not sure 10 qualifies as “naughty as heck”!! But, welcome to the team!! 😂😂😂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:54 AM

      I was expecting to be naughtier than I wound up being, but I assure you my sins outside of the bookish variety make up for it!

  5. Beth Tabler

    December 25, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Lol 89! I can’t stay above 80 for very long. So many great books to read.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      I’ve been really good about requesting books on NetGalley lately, so my ratio has been sitting pretty! I have a small pile to read but I limit myself to 4 releases per month now.

      1. Beth Tabler

        December 28, 2018 at 10:58 AM

        That is a good standard. I saw a bunch of books that I was excited about so I have them lined up till may. I have 15 in the hopper, but that is a few each month. It just plays merry havoc with my percentage. I am at 73% now. I plan on releasing a review 2 weeks before each of them but to get them I have to request them now, I wish they had a better system.

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          December 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM

          You aren’t doing too bad, and their system really is set up to punish the newer reviewers. It’ll be more forgiving once you get more reviews in. I currently have 7 titles on NG to read and review still, but most are published in February and March. Good luck!

  6. Isabelle

    December 25, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    looks like you had a pretty exciting year in books! I also ended up raising my Goodreads goal! But probably more because I underestimated how many books I could realistically get through, rather than time management or anything like that 😅 I’m starting to leave more Kindle notes and highlights; it may be a precursor to actually writing in print books if I start building a collection! 👀

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:57 AM

      I definitely underestimated how many books I would get through! Before this year my average was more in the 30-50 range, so setting an initial goal of 50 seemed reasonable. I love Kindle because of highlights and notes, it makes it so much easier to track especially so I don’t have to carry the book around until I write my review.

      1. Isabelle

        December 28, 2018 at 7:50 PM

        oooh definitely agree! Kindle makes it so much easier both to finish books and write reviews

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          December 31, 2018 at 9:52 AM

          Yup, I almost prefer MOBI ARCs if I am being completely honest because it is so easy to read & review, but the formatting is often horrible.

  7. Marie

    December 26, 2018 at 12:17 AM

    Ahah I can’t say I’m really mad about you leaving your Illuminae review as a review to come…. to be honest, I had such a hard time gathering my thoughts about that one just as well, it was one hell of a rollercoaster haha 🙂
    Lovely answers for this tag! I hope you’re having happy holidays 😀 <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 10:59 AM

      It took me about a week or so to formulate my thoughts on Illuminae but I did finally write that review so it isn’t hanging over my head anymore! Thank you, I’ve been having a great holiday break and I hope you have been as well, love!

      1. Marie

        December 29, 2018 at 10:13 AM

        I’m glad to hear it!! 🙂

  8. Adriana (@BooksOnHerMind)

    December 26, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    I got an 8/20 so not that bad. I wasn’t aware of Late-a-Thon. That would have been fun to do. I’ve been kind of doing that in December. I have read four late review copies and I’m currently reading one. In January I’ll be reviewing a bunch of them and from then on I plan on trying to get to on NetGalley read a month whether it be late or new. Good luck with your backlisted ARCs. You are at such a higher percentage than me so I’m sure you’ll do well.
    I never miss a Goodreads goal because I lower it if I know I’m not going to make it a couple of months before the end of the year.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:01 AM

      Good job on getting caught up on your past due ARCs this month, that’s awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well!

  9. Nerd Narration

    December 26, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    I did my post about a week and a half ago and I was ALSO 50% naughty 50% nice lol! Figures my squad buddy would have the same score! Although we did have different bookish “sins” lol.

    I’ve pasted my link here to serve as a pingback for the tag 😉

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:02 AM

      Look at us toeing the line between sinner and saint! I’d expect nothing less from the squad!

  10. waytoofantasy

    December 26, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    Loved seeing your answers on this one! Thanks so much for the tag! I did this one recently and it’s a lot of fun to fill out. 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:02 AM

      This is one of the funnest tags I have seen, hehe!

  11. Loretta @ The Laughing Listener

    December 26, 2018 at 8:47 AM

    Oooo thank you for the tag, this looks so fun!!! As a fellow tag hoarder, I appreciate it. Lol. Also, I totally read at work too!! Sometimes I buy digital copies of books just so I can read them at work on Amazon Cloud Reader. THAT’S WHY THEY PAY US THE BIG BUCKS 😂😂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:04 AM

      Hoard the tag until July, muahahaha. You are smarter than I am… I legit was reading a paperback last week.

  12. Lili Star Reads

    December 26, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    I’m glad that you are stopping feeling guilty about DNF’n the world has too many books to read ones you don’t like! I’d like to annotate my books but I’m always too scared to!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:27 AM

      Life is too damn short to force myself to continue reading a book I can’t stand! I definitely still do push on if I have any interest in the ending, but I am getting better. I just DNF’d Six of Crows and feel so liberated. Annotate your books, it’s liberating!

  13. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    December 26, 2018 at 10:44 AM


    Wow, that caps lock is on from asking if you were naughteh or nice. Don’t feel guilty, Kal, if it’s not your type, you shouldn’t stick with it. It’s like entering a bad relationship and hoping it’ll get better but knowing full well it’s a shitty relationship.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:28 AM

      I will never change my hoarding ways, don’t you worry your pretty little face about it!

      And wow that is the best analogy for DNFing a book that I have ever seen. Kudos.

  14. Christine

    December 26, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    I am guilty of skimming too–but I don’t feel guilty. Sometimes the chapter or scene is just dragging on or killing the book for me. An occasional skim is totally fine, especially when there is so little time and so many books to read!

    I also have to dog ear a book here and there. This usually happens with my travel guides. Like you said, it’s my book so whatever. I would NEVER hurt a library book, though.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:37 AM

      I don’t feel guilty for skimming at all, and if I am super bored with a book but care enough to see how it ends I tend to skim!

      Definitely wouldn’t dogear a library book either. I just abuse my own haha

  15. Shruti | This is Lit

    December 26, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Ohh interesting tag! I recently looked through all the books I’d read this year and found 13 books whose reviews were “Review to come”. I always do this to backlist books. I’m slowly reviewing them all now. 😅

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM

      Oh gosh, I hope you can get those 13 books reviewed! If I did that I would have to re-read the books to review them, my brain has the memory of a goldfish

      1. Shruti | This is Lit

        December 28, 2018 at 11:33 PM

        I slowly worked my way through them! I didn’t write detailed reviews. I just wrote a couple of lines for each book, because that’s all my poor brain could come up with. 😅

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          December 29, 2018 at 11:58 AM

          Better than nothing, good job!

  16. Rae

    December 27, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    89% on NetGalley? You’re a Queen! I’ve never been above 80%, but I think I’m going to finally hit that unicorn number this weekend when I catch up with reviews. 🤞

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 28, 2018 at 11:44 AM

      It took me a long time to get to 80% (about a year after the newbie hole that I dug myself into!), but ever since I hit it I’ve managed to stay above. I hope you get to the coveted 80% soon, love!

      1. Rae

        December 28, 2018 at 4:24 PM

        Thank you! 💜

  17. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    December 27, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Yaaaay, I’m so glad you’ll be joining Late-a-thon! ♥ and thank you for the tag! I actually did this one a little earlier in the month but I loved seeing your answers 😊

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 31, 2018 at 9:22 AM

      I thought you had done the tag but couldn’t remember hehehe. And YES late-a-thon will motivate me properly!

  18. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    December 29, 2018 at 3:16 AM

    I have not done this tag this year. Sigh. But I am sure I will be as naughty as you are Kal. So I guess it is a good thing I didn’t attempt.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 31, 2018 at 9:52 AM

      We can hang out in the naughty corner together, Gayathri!

  19. sammers65

    January 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    “Probably, I don’t tend to look before sitting.”
    ^^ mood

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