I was tagged for the Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag by the Queen of Canruption, the majestic Meghan over at Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. Many thanks, Meghan, I had fun with this. 🙂
I was then tagged by The Orangutan Librarian too and, well, if that’s not a valid reason to go bananas with the answers then I don’t know what is! 😉
I was also tagged by Vicky at The Roaring Bookworm who I am sure will have a roaring good time reading my answers! 😉
Obviously, I have answered the questions in my usual serious and professional manner too.👍😂😜
- Tag & link the person who tagged you.
- Tag and link Jenniely’s post, for she’s love to read everyone’s answers!
- Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done.
- Tag another 10 people.
Side note: Yes, I am going to (mostly) obey the rules, yes, I am shocked, yes, I am sure that you are too and no, that doesn’t mean that I will answer the questions seriously! 😉
1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it?
I never review my ARC’s that is crazy talk! No, I don’t mean my Native American spirit guide sitting next to me as I write this, BTW Crazy Talk says hi! 😉
If I am lucky enough to receive an ARC it goes immediately onto eBay for me to sell and make some of the old cashola! 😉
2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley?
I never read any of the books that I receive from Netgalley, they are like the ARC’s. The only difference is that I cannot sell these bad boys on eBay so, yeah, Netgalley sucks because of that! Doesn’t stop me requesting away though, oh no, I currently have 2,739 unread Netgalley books, whatcha gonna do!
3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)?
I do this all the time. All. The. Time! I leave a rating on Goodreads and never review on my blog. I mean, who can be bothered with writing reviews!
4. Folded down the page of a book?
All. The. Time, Each and every single page of each and every book I have ever read.
5. Accidentally spilled on a book?
Ya know, I’m not that young anymore and age is catching up with me and some of my faculties. I, on occasion, don’t make it to the potty on time and so, spillages occur and yeah, once or twice, a book has been in the way.
6. DNF a book this year?
All of the books I have read this year I DNF’d. I get bored easily and being honest, books suck! Authors! Please put in more effort cos you have been slacking with the crap that you have produced this year! It’ll soon be 2019, time to pick it up, put this year down to a lapse in quality and go for it like a boss in the new year and give us readers what we deserve!
7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it?
Many many top-shelf magazines (they have pages, they are made from paper, they are books let’s not discriminate as discrimination is uncool) have been purchased because the cover was pretty and, of course, I didn’t read them, looked at the pictures though! 😉
8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)?
Ya see, kids! I am an adult! As an adult, that means that I can choose to do whatever I like, whenever I like. As Cartman says “I can do what I want”. As such, I can’t possibly have been reading when I should have been doing something else because reading is what I chose to do at that particular time and, adult!
You will understand when you get older that being an adult and being mature gives you the right to do whatever you want, whenever you want and it is glorious.
9. Skim read a book?
All the books! Sadly, I still got bored and couldn’t finish them! Authors, you must try harder to engage your readers!
10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal?
This year, I failed to reach my easily achievable goal of reading 666 books!
11. Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library?
Though, if we swap out “borrowed” and replace it with “stole” it would be better and then, yes, many books over the years. Ya know, I am why that Markus Zusak book is called “The Book Thief“. He was struggling with a title for the book and whilst chilling with some grade A Jamaican Ganga I told him the name by which I am known in my local town “The Book Thief” he liked it, he used it and now, I get royalties whenever he sells a copy, cha-ching!
12. Broke a book buying ban?
I mean, why ban yourself from buying books?! It is stupid. If you want them just buy them or steal them, it’s all good!
13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about?
I am old, I am forgetful, shit happens!
14. Wrote in a book you were reading?
I like to add what I think the characters should have said, what choices they should have made and where the story should have gone in the pages of the books that I read. I also, sort of colour commentate in the books too in a WWE over-the-top style.
15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads?
I am a delicate soul, a pure flower and I don’t like being ridiculed. I will tell you this but please don’t judge me! I don’t add many books to Goodreads due to the genre that I secretly love reading as it would cause me to be laughed at by small-minded individuals who don’t allow individuality and who don’t believe in reading equality.
I love reading Dino and Monster Porn! There, I wrote it!
I often sit in my room, on my bed and read my Dino/Monster porn books comforted only by an ever-dwindling supply of tissues (because I cry, not for that other reason that tissues are used, dirty-minded people). I cry because I can’t share my love of them and add them to Goodreads for fear of ridicule and humiliation. If I was ridiculed I’d want to punch the person in the face but I’m not like that.👊 No, I’m a modern man, all about peace, love and equality and not exacting bloody vengeance. So, I hide my secret fetish away because some people don’t believe in reading equality and that all books regardless of the genre can bring a reader pleasure.😥😢 You should all be ashamed of yourselves for making a reader feel discriminated! The shame!
16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?
Any book I have borrowed, I have kept. If people were stupid enough to lend it to me in the first place then more fool them! 🙂
17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book?
No, I tell them to feck off. Whether they are family, friend, acquaintance, stranger or the Queen of England you don’t owe them anything. You are perfectly within your rights to refuse them, no obligation whatsoever to let them borrow a book. Sorry, no, feck off. It’s simple.👍
18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book?
All of them, I mean, I didn’t buy the book so why should I care if the spine gets broken or not!
19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged?
That’s what happens when you make paper aeroplanes out of book jackets folks, you damage them!
20. Sat on a book accidentally?
Well, if we remove the “accidentally” from the question cos, really, is there ever any such thing as an accident? No, it’s simply a word people use instead of growing a pair (it’s all about equality folks, we can both grow pairs, they are just different pairs, some are plums and some are melons) owning up to what they did! It was an accident! No, it wasn’t! 🙂
The book annoyed me, it was crap, I wanted to vent my displeasure at wasting my time reading it, I felt a fart brewing, I sat on the book, I farted!
Side note: if you do this then make sure you don’t follow through! if you do then things can get really messy! 🙂
- Hell Yeah: 16.
- Hell No: 4.
With that score, I guess that I am totally evil, morally corrupt and a plague to blogging. I am the devil incarnate, the second coming, the bringer of hell, the devourer of worlds, the consumer of souls, the ultimate badass and the worst blogger ever!
And………….who cares! Ya know, it’s the bookish naughty or nice tag and well, just between you and me I’m not entirely sure that Santa is real for me to worry if I am naughty or nice.
I have my doubts about the plausibility of a single dude travelling the world in an entire night and don’t get me started on his helpers, the elves! I work with some stumpies (elves/short people) and I can assure you that they are not nice little helpers! Oh no, they are mean, poisonous, spiky and resemble Gremlins!
If Santa is real, yes, I know I’ve just voiced my doubts on if he is but let’s say he is. Well, I’m not down with this whole naughty or nice list for kids and only the nice kids get presents nonsense, it seems like a cover story to me! I’d say that the only reason Santa has a naughty or nice kids list is so that he can hide the truth, that he has a naughty or nice adults list. That he then uses to check out the naughty girls on the adult list and go and pay those naughty girls a visit.😂😜🤣 Gotta hand it to him, it’s a cracking good idea as who doesn’t like a naughty girl!😂😜🤣
Honestly, I’m cool with being naughty, as I said, I doubt that Santa is real and I’d prefer not to have some guy in red mysteriously appear in my bedroom, offer me a lick of his candy cane and then try to fill my stocking and stuff my sack!
This is where I deviate from the rules (they are meant to be broken, anyway) and I don’t tag anyone. It’s a busy and hectic time of the year this Christmas malarkey and that’s why I’m not tagging anyone. If you read this post and want to do the tag though, then consider yourself tagged, have fun and link back so I can judge see if you are naughty or nice.👍📚
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