Book Addiction Book Tag

I found this book tag over on Becky’s Book Blog (check them out!), but sadly I wasn’t successful in tracking down the original creator of the tag. If anyone comes across this post and knows who they are, please let me know so I can update this with their name and a link to their blog.

I like participating in tags quite a bit so it is always exciting to find one you really want to work on for your blog. Let’s do this!

What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?

I can go about 2 days to a week without picking up a book. If I’m in a reading slump or preoccupied with something stressful, I will probably go longer.

How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?

I can comfortably carry one physical book around with me. If I have my canvas book bag, I can carry about three books. Do not even look at me as I come out of the library, my book bag will be bursting at the seams with books.

Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?

I don’t! You have to let things go eventually whether it is because you want to declutter or move or make room for other books. I recently donated a box of 15 books I knew I would not read again, and I hope they go out into the world and make someone happy.

How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?

I am notorious for going into a bookshop and saying I’ll be there for 20 minutes, and then coming out 45 minutes later. I cannot be tamed in a bookstore when it comes to time. I just like to look, consider, and walk around.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It’s about 2-3 hours. Most nights, I read to relax before I turn out the lights to sleep. It helps my mind let go of the day.

Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?

It’s probably the last task of the day since I read before I go to sleep.

How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?

I honestly do not know since I’ve never counted them and am so so lucky to even own them. But my shelves definitely show parts of me throughout time. Some of the books are from my childhood, which my mom bought to encourage me to read at my own pace. Some are from my teens, when I became obsessed with Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Anne Rice. And some are more recent to show how deep I have dived into reading fantasy stories.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Not often. I don’t really have people to discuss books with. The blog is where I do the most talking about book with the community here.

What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?

It has to be House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas, which is 816 pages long in paperback.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?

I’ve been pretty lucky. Most of the books I’ve wanted to read have either been at the library or it’s been in print and easy to find in-store or at a used bookstore. However, I do lament some of the special editions I have seen that come as part of book boxes or are specific to a bookstore in another country.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

It had to be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I was just so bored with it that I put it down for months and didn’t pick it up to finish it until recently. I was determined! But it was a struggle!

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2022?

Hmmmm. 1. Read a lot. 2. Enjoy what I read. 3. Discover a new favorite author.

Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?

I once tried, however, my friend did not listen to me. My reading suggestions were ignored! I also tried to describe a book to a coworker and they thought the book I was reading was ridiculous, and so I never ever suggested a book to them ever again.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Happiness. Magic. Imagination. Knowledge. Empathy.


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