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➽ 1. Received an ARC and not reviewed it.
Yes. Usually because I've read a few pages of it and NOPE'd right out of there. I don't generally rate + review my DNFs unless 1) I read enough of it to review my impressions of the story, 2) it's an over-hyped book and I know its GR-rating will be able to take my I-don't-know-her Mariah Careyesque shade. My review ratio on Netgalley is abysmal, but whatevskis. I read what I read. (Or, um, don't.)
➽ 2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley.
If Netgalley was a class, I wouldn't just be failing. They'd be piling up summer school forms on my desk and threatening me with remediation.
➽ 3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)
I have never done this, mostly because of the way I review. I always write my review on my blog as soon as I've finished the book (while it's still fresh) and then cross-post to Goodreads the next day.
➽ 4. Folded down the page of a book
Yes, because I'm a goddamn monster. Don't @ me.
➽ 5. Accidentally spilled on a book
OK, I'm probably going to lose friends over this one, but yes. Mostly because I use my books as coasters. I don't have any coasters, but I have a lot of books. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
➽ 6. DNF a book this year
I do it so much, I should call it DNFriday. Life is too short to fritter away on bad books.
➽ 7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
Uh-huh. Conversely, I've also bought books with ugly covers because they made me laugh.
➽ 8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)
I did some of the most efficient reading I've done when I was supposed to be packing for Japan.
➽ 9. Skim read a book
And then my eyes kind of glaze over and I realize I've been "reading" the same paragraph several times and have to go back like I've turned in a shitty paper and been instructed to do it over.
➽ 10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal
One time I missed it by, like, five books. I was so pissed off. That was the worst year.
➽ 11. Borrowed a book and not returned it
It's a self-help book about how come nice girls don't get dates. I still have no idea how this female-incel propaganda wound up in my possession, or what discussion precipitated its delivery, but it's floating around here somewhere like that spider you knocked off the wall and now can't find. Eek.
➽ 12. Broke a book buying ban
It's called "Tuesday." Also Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
➽ 13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about
OK, this is the worst. It's like, "New book, who this?" That's why I always try to review right away.
➽ 14. Wrote in a book you were reading
Usually only to underline a passage that I want to quote, and after I've already dog-earred the page.
➽ 15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads
One does not simply finish a book without adding it to Goodreads.
➽ 16. Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend
➽ 17. Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book
Usually I'm only too happy to lend my books out. In fact, I tend to tell people they can just keep them afterwards. The only time I refused was with a first edition to someone I felt wouldn't take care of it.
➽ 18. Broke the spine of someone else’s book
I may treat my own books like dumpsters, but with other people's? I get out the yellow hazmat suit + delicate tweezers and only read that shit in a climate-controlled room.
➽ 19. Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged
That's like putting your cake in Tupperware to protect it and then dropping the Tupperware off a cliff. So yes, I've done that. It sucks.
➽ 20. Sat on a book accidentally