Let’s Expose Me with the Naughty/Nice Book Tag + I’m Going On A Two Week Hiatus! (ish?)

Yes, this tag looks like (and it is) designed for the Christmas season, but oh well.

The lovely Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tagged me in this, so thank you, Marie! She is like the queen of blog-hopping and is one of the sweetest people in the community. I truly cannot think of enough amazing things to say about her.

This seemed like quite a bit of fun (I’m worried that it’s going to really expose me, but oh well).

On another note, I want to announce that I will be taking a hiatus! February is such a busy month for me and I have so so much I need to do. I have been trying to blog at night after doing all my work, but I am normally too tired to do it then, and I just don’t think I can do it. If my workload somehow miraculously lessens, I will be back by the beginning of March (and I MIGHT have another post after this, but I’m really not sure at the moment). And worst case, I (should?) be back on the week of the 5th of March.

I’ll also be having a post going up for my blogversary because duh, but other than that … yeah.

It’s going to be long, but I really need to lessen my stress levels (especially since I tend to get stressed super easily) and my mental health is not doing great. If you guys want to know how behind I am, know that this post is going up three days later. I am really going to miss doing posts (god I feel like I am taking way too many hiatuses), but I just can’t keep up anymore.

Anyway, onto the tag!

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Received an ARC and Not Reviewed It

I’ve only actually received one ARC ever (The Weight of Our Sky), and I have done a review for it, so go me!

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basically me, I love Holt lmao. Anyways.

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Have Less than 60% Feedback Rating on Netgalley

I rarely use Netgalley since I’m personally uncomfortable with using a service that hasn’t been … the kindest to international reviewers, but I HAVE reviewed a grand total of 1 book on it. Long story short, I have a 100% Feedback Rating on Netgalley and it’s probably going to stay that way lmao.

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Rated a Book on Goodreads and Promised a Full Review Was To Come On Your Blog (and Never Did)

This is going off of a technicality because I am the WORST at reviewing books on my Goodreads (and it pisses me off too lmao, how do you all do it). BUTTT I generally don’t promise reviews on the blog (which is BAD yikes) so I can say … that I’m good.

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Folded Down The Page Of A Book

…. I was a small bookworm… Forgive me …

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DNF-ed a book this year

I RARELY DNF books, and since it’s pretty early in the year, I haven’t DNFed any books yet. But quite honestly, what’s so naughty about DNF-ing?

…. Uh, you do you, sis.

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Bought a Book Purely Because It Was Pretty With No Intention Of Reading It

Let’s be real: internationally, books can get pretty expensive, so I am extremely selective of the books I do buy. The cover definitely plays a part in whether I want to add it to my collection, but the books I buy are copies of books are either that I love and will likely want to reread, a highly anticipated release, a book I can find anywhere, or a book on my priority TBR. So long story short, I absolutely do not. I need to have loved/really want to read it before buying a book.

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Read Whilst You Were Supposed To Be Doing Something Else (like homework)

I think we bookworms can all say that we are guilty as charged. Because why be productive when you can procrastinate by reading that amazing book, am I right?

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Skim Read A Book

I have done this before with books that I feel that I have to read or with required reading, such as Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (the first half was so bad that I couldn’t), as well as A Separate Peace by John Knowles (oops).

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Completely Missed Your Goodreads Goal

I’m pleased to say that I always have hit my Goodreads goal (which is generally 100 books). And the best part is that I normally exceed it too, which has me hyped uwu

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Borrowed a Book And Not Returned It To The Library

Storytime: I borrowed a book from my previous school’s library and when it came time to return it, I could NOT find it. And when I found it, I was in Singapore so it wasn’t like I could return it. Now … I have no idea where it is lmao.

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Broke a Book Buying Ban

Another technicality, but I don’t officially impose book buying bans on myself, so I can’t say I’m naughty if I couldn’t break it? Right?

…. Righttttt…

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Started A Review, Left It For Ages Then Forgot What The Book Was About

Honestly, when have I not done that lmao.

I don’t wanna talk about it.

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Wrote In A Book You Were Reading

I have done this multiple times before.


Sis, I HAD to for required reading, and besides, my copies of the books in question were just basically papers stapled together.

But I’ve been thinking of getting some regular ol’ paperbacks of my favourite books and annotating them, even though it’d be so tiring?

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Yes, Joey is the greatest, so I had to.

I know. I never thought this would happen either, to be perfectly honest.

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Finished A Book And Not Added It To Your Goodreads

Though I have been developing a (pretty bad IMO) habit of updating my currently reading books 3-4 days later, I’m normally quite timely with updating my “read” shelf on Goodreads. I need to see that number on my Goodreads Reading Challenge go up.

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Borrowed A Book And Not Returned It To A Friend

I … *covers face in hands*

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Dodged Someone Asking Whether They Can Borrow A Book

I only let my close friends and family borrow books from my collection, but they’re the only ones who ask anyway, so I am nice, hehe!

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Broke The Spine Of Someone Else’s Book

… I’ve come close, frankly, but I have not broken the spine of someone else’s book. And I hope I never will.

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Took the Jacket Off a Book to Protect it and Ended up Making it More Damaged

I have a habit of taking a jacket off an owned hardback when I read it on the go, and since I am not the best at taking care of my things, the hardbacks are not in the most ideal condition (but they aren’t terrible either! It still counts though).

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Sat on a Book Accidentally

No shade to anyone who has done so … but how does this happen? I’m a little confused, not going to lie.

Hi Daveed, I love you

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13 Nice, 7 Naughty

So I am a nice bookworm overall? Yay!

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I Tag:

I honestly tag anyone who wants to do this, but I have a few people in mind, if they want to do this or haven’t done this before of course!

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What would your score be for this tag? Any bookish habits that make you a naughty bookworm? (*waggles eyebrows*)

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Expose Me with the Naughty/Nice Book Tag + I’m Going On A Two Week Hiatus! (ish?)

  1. I’m the same way with buying books! I don’t have a ton of money to spend on books, so the ones I do get are generally books I really love or KNOW I will love. Its just safer! And budget friendly? 🙈 Also I’m so guilty of not having returned a borrowed book, to both the library and a friend hahah. I just couldn’t find the library book?? (I did end up finding it though… like 5 years later) And I… never actually read the friend’s book and then felt too guilty when it became so long and I STILL hadn’t read it and so I then never returned it. I’M SO ASHAMED 😂 In my defence, I didn’t see this friend for a long time. But still. My deepest shame. 😅🤧
    ANYWAY. I loved reading your answers for this tag haha, thanks so much for tagging me! 💕 And I totally get needing to take time away from the blog and focus on life things ahhh I really hope your mental health improves and you feel less stressed!! I totally know the feeling, and if you ever need to talk about anything I’m here for you! 😊 Don’t feel guilty about taking a hiatus ahh I hope everything works out for you in the coming weeks. 💕 Have lots of pineapple pizza!! 😂

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    1. I’m so glad to hear you relate, Aline!! I thought I was one of very very few people who were guilty of these things, oops 😦 I’M SO ASHAMED TOO LET’S BE ASHAMED TOGETHER HAHA. I hope you have lots of fun doing this tag, and I hope that school is going well so far!! (you’re going to kill IB next year haha) Please know that I’m more than happy to return the favour if you need someone to talk to! ❤ ❤ I hope YOU have and love all the pineapple pizza because it is the best (and the sad thing is that everyone except me and five other people hate it though) 😂 💕

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  2. First, thanks for tagging me, Taasia! This tag sounds a lot of fun, as I feel like I’m the naughtiest of the bookworms. Honestly, count me in for all crimes: skim-reading? check. Skipping chapters? check. Writing on my books, highlighting, adding tabs and all of that? check, check, check. I can’t wait to answer it (and probably get side-eyes from the entire blogging community, hahah).
    I’ll miss reading from you for those two weeks, but I hope you take the time to take care of yourself first, and come back whenever you feel ready to!
    As for you answers, I’m so jealous you’ve achieved your Goodreads goal every year. You’re a wizard! I think the only year I did so was last year, but then again my goal was 1 book, so it isn’t exactly something to be proud of, lol. Hopefully, this will be the year!
    Nice tag, Taasia! Once again, thanks for tagging me! 😌

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    1. Lais, I hope you enjoy doing this tag, if you choose to do it! I’m looking forward to see your answers, and learn all the tea haha (not really but still, lol). And also, I just want to say that you are so sweet and I have so much love for youuu <333
      I know you're absolutely going to SMASH your Goodreads goal this year, and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on all the books you read! Seriously, so hyped! Happy reading and blogging!!

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  3. girl, you TAKE those hiatuses, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed while trying to juggle it all so dont push yourself, we totally understand and we’ll be right here when you get back!!

    reading when youre supposed to be doing something else is just a constant bookworm mood. like thats my entire life.

    👏👏 on you for always completing your goal, thats awesome. i’m usually ALWAYS updating my tbr but recently i’ve been lazy (okay that means im updating it like 12 hours later but STILL it makes me feel rebellious lol) sitting on a book sounds like a really awful time and im unsure how the situation would go down but it also causes me pain to think about.

    this tag was so much fun THANKS FOR TAGGING ME im excited to do it!!

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    1. may, i love you and thank you for being so supportive!! i am so appreciative of having you in my life ❤

      the second paragraph made me smile so hard because SAME SIS sksksksk. if a bookworm told me they have never done this before, i'll be seriously skeptical, like howww

      also, honestly same about being lazy to update my Goodreads. it really annoys when i don't do but at the same time i am so lazy so i'm just like ??? (i confuse myself too lmao)

      i can't wait to read your post if you do it!! gonna have so much fun ❤

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  4. Awwwww Taasia you’re too sweet I don’t deserve you, thank you so, so much for your sweet words ❤ ❤ I'm so happy you did this tag, I loved reading your answers! I think we all are guilty of reading when we should be doing something else, I guess we can't help it, can we 🙂 I also folded down the pages of my books when I was little, and now… well I'm glad I'm not anymore and kind of mad at myself for doing so before haha 🙂
    Loved your answers! ❤ I'll miss you around here, take care of yourself, sending you tons of love ❤

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    1. marie, YOU are the sweetest and i have so much love for youuuu ❤ and again, thank you for tagging me, this was SO much fun! (even though i was completely exposed haha) honestly reading when we should be doing something else is that not-so-secret and completely unnecessary talent i have, and i need to stop, lmao! i missed you tons during my hiatus, and i can't wait to read and comment on all your posts!

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  5. I am so with you on the leaving reviews forever! I took a fair few hiatuses last year because of various life upheavals, and I fell SO BEHIND I would spend so much time flipping through books trying to remember what on earth they were all about when it came time to write about them. We’ve all been there. I hope.

    I hope you’re having a nice hiatus. You should never feel guilty for needing to step back for a minute. Admittedly like 5 people read my blog, but I found they mostly didn’t ditch me during 2018, which was my year of irregular blogging.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Lydia! I told myself I was going to review all the books I read this year, but I have written a grand total of 0 reviews. This is truly a problem, ahahah. And thank you for your comments about taking a hiatus, it makes me feel so much better! Even though I won’t be able to post as consistently as I used to, the hiatus made me feel so refreshed and ready to write lots of (hopefully) great content! Happy reading (and blogging!)


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