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Naughty or Nice book tag V2

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to today’s post: the Naughty or Nice book tag V2. V2? You ask. Yes, V2. I originally did the Naughty or Nice book tag in 2018, and … my answers haven’t actually changed. The gorgeous Bookish Luna then tagged me to do this again in 2019, and it has sat on my tag list ever since. So, I’m changing things up. I’m making a version 2 with all new questions to torture myself (and you all!) with. Consider this my Christmas present to you.

You may be wondering what the hell is going on over here at Meeghan Reads. Especially since I’ve now posted every day for the last 6 days. Which, let’s be honest, is essentially unheard of since 2018/19. Well… I decided to unofficially* do Blogmas. For those of you who don’t know, Blogmas is a thing where you post every day in the 25 days leading up to Christmas. I’m sure that posts are supposed to have a Christmassy/End of year/Holidays feel to them, but I’ll just be posting whatever I want. This is more to challenge myself to see if I can still do this. Because I have been in a blogging rut for the last year.

*Unofficially because I also don’t want to stress pressure myself. If I fall off the wagon, then I fall off the wagon. No harm, no foul. But the new job is half the stress of the old one, and I’m settling into more of a routine now. So, let’s see where this goes. You know, for funsies.

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Naughty or Nice book tag V2

I’m also making a slight change to this version. Previously, if you answered a ‘yes’ to anything, that was a mark in the naughty column. This edition, if you answer ‘yes’, it’s a tick in the nice column. So keep your fingers crossed you can tick your way to Santa’s present list (and not the coal list)!!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you (it’s only NICE)
  • If you did V1, please tag Jenn @ Jenniely, if you are doing V2, please tag Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (me!)
  • Answer the questions below
  • Nominate 5 bloggers to do this tag

Simple!!

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Achieved your goodreads goal this year

Look, it was looking dubious for a while, I’m not going to lie. But, I’m currently at 97/100 which is 5 ahead of schedule and I will make it. My secret goal is 110, but I’m not convinced that will happen.

Candy canes

Finished your reading challenges this year

Ummm… I haven’t yet, but this is one that I am ACTIVELY working towards. And I’m so close I can taste it. So, I’m taking this, but if I fail I will come back to this and adjust too.

Candy canes

Have a TBR under 100 books

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I can’t even remember when I had a TBR this low. My current physical TBR is 449. Which is actually outrageous. And while I’m pleased that it’s less than 450, I’m simultaneously terrified that it’s only 1 book off.

Lump of coal

Didn’t break a book buying ban

Technically I won this — but that’s because I wasn’t on a book buying BAN this year. I had a book buying goal that I only achieved like twice, but no actual bans.

Candy canes

Donated books you unhauled this year

YES!! Or at least they’re in my car to be taken to either a library or second hand book store. I always check if the library wants them first though.

Candy canes

Did not extend a library book more than once

This one is also a win on a technicality. The technicality being that I didn’t borrow any books this year… And Kindle Unlimited doesn’t have return dates (thankfully)!!

Candy canes

Actually read the book your friend recommended

OK, so I’m going to take a win on this because I read a lot of books this year that I was yelled at to read by friends. There are still some on my TBR that I didn’t get to, but I did tick off a lot. (If Sarah is reading this, I know I haven’t read Midnight Sun yet, but I’m not wholly convinced you’re “recommending” it to me, as much as I forced you to read FBAA so I could suffer with someone.)

Candy canes

Rearranged your shelves

I had a few small rearranges this year in order to fit more books onto my shelves, so I’m taking this as a yes.

Candy canes

Resisted buying a physical copy of a book you read digitally or audiobooked just to have it on your shelves

YES!! Two days after I finished The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood I saw it at my local bookstore. They had A LOT of copies and I was so close to picking one up. But I resisted!!

Candy canes

Did not forget about your ‘books read’ twitter thread

Uhhhh… gonna be honest, pretty sure we are coal only from this point onwards. I remembered my twitter thread in January. Was still going strong in February. And would you look at that! Two posts in March and I was done. 16 books in… not great…

Lump of coal

Posted on bookstagram once per week

LOL. I didn’t even post once per week if we averaged it out. To date, I have posted 26 times on Instagram this year. Don’t get me wrong, I drop stuff in my stories all the time. But I didn’t have time for actual posting this year. Maybe 2o22 will be the year of social media! Then again, maybe it won’t…

Lump of coal

Tracked all your read books (on Goodreads, by spreadsheet or journal — however you do it)

Yes I did!! I use Goodreads, my Always Fully Booked planner, a spreadsheet AND I also track my TBR and reading on a visible google drive sheet too. ALL of the tracking!! (And would you look at that? One more candy cane!!)

Candy canes

Saved a friend from reading a book so they didn’t have to suffer also

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! To everyone that I have made read From Blood and Ash this year, please know that I am NOT sorry. I repeat, VERY. NOT. SORRY. (You’re welcome.)

Lump of coal

Finished a completed series you started

Yes! I finished The Aurora Cycle by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, which I started in 2020. Wow… maybe I’m doing way better than I thought this year?!

Candy canes

Did not deliberately look for spoilers

I did not deliberately look for spoilers this year. Although, I don’t think I ever do this… This naughty or nice question was actually inspired by a person I work with, who told the team that they actually read the last chapter of a book first to see if they will enjoy the ending, before starting it. I was genuinely horrified.

Candy canes

Dusted your bookshelves (regularly)

Negative. My shelves likely have a lot of dust on them. But I also front load my books, so the dust is probably behind the books, so I can’t see it. Which (in my mind) means it isn’t really there. (Mum, please don’t judge me.)

Lump of coal

Did not put off reading books because the rest of the series isn’t out yet

*side eyes past self for adding this question* Uhhh… I mean… it’s not like I don’t have… many (crap, why are we past 5 on this) full series sitting unread on my shelves. I swear I am planning to read them. Eventually.

Lump of coal

Unhauled a limited edition book that you didn’t enjoy

I thought I unhauled an ARC of a (popular) book that I DNFed… but then I put it back on my shelf. So I definitely failed this one.

Lump of coal

Did not buy multiple editions of the same book to collect (and not read)

I 100% failed this. I online stalked (and bought) a Goldsboro edition of a book that I already owned 5 different copies of… because I wanted it to look pretty on my shelf.

Lump of coal

Finished the year with LESS books in your TBR than when you started

At first glance I thought this would be ok… but then I realised it was very not ok. Last year’s physical TBR ended at 383 books unread. And as we discovered earlier, current TBR is 449 books. So… no, I very hard failed at this one.

Lump of coal

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VERDICT

Surprising everyone, including myself, I am somehow on the nice list this year. Colour me shocked. Actually shocked. However, it’s a very close Nice (11) vs Naughty (9)… so if I fall over at the challenge hurdle or don’t drop off the unhaul books — then it’s a very quick slide into the coal present side of the scale. I will come back and confirm this later in the month!!

Candy canes

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Tagging

Meaghan @ Hail and Well Read
Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.
Sam @ Fictionally Sam
Destiny @ Howling Libraries
Luna @ Bookish Luna

Questions

Click here to see the questions if you would like to do this tag!
  1. Achieved your goodreads goal this year
  2. Finished your reading challenges this year
  3. Have a TBR under 100 books
  4. Didn’t break a book buying ban
  5. Donated books you unhauled this year
  6. Did not extend a library book more than once
  7. Actually read the book your friend recommended
  8. Rearranged your shelves
  9. Resisted buying a physical copy of a book you read digitally or audiobooked just to have it on your shelves
  10. Did not forget about your ‘books read’ twitter thread
  11. Posted on bookstagram once per week
  12. Tracked all your read books (on Goodreads, by spreadsheet or journal — however you do it)
  13. Saved a friend from reading a book so they didn’t have to suffer also
  14. Finished a completed series you started
  15. Did not deliberately look for spoilers
  16. Dusted your bookshelves (regularly)
  17. Did not put off reading books because the rest of the series isn’t out yet
  18. Unhauled a limited edition book that you didn’t enjoy
  19. Did not buy multiple editions of the same book to collect (and not read)
  20. Finished the year with LESS books in your TBR than when you started

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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