The Book Addiction Tag!

It’s time for another round of Tag Thursday! I wasn’t tagged in this one, but I nabbed it from Sam a few days ago because it was too much fun to pass up!

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

If I’m in a slump, maybe… 36 hours? But under normal circumstances, probably 12-ish hours.

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

I don’t carry physical books with me unless I’m going on a road trip, or the book I’m currently reading is so unputdownable that I HAVE to take it places. That said, my kindle has a few hundred titles.

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

I’d say I keep a solid 98% or more of them.

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

At least 45 minutes, sometimes 1-2 hours?

5) How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It completely varies from one day to another. Some days, maybe half an hour, other days, maybe 6-7 hours or more.

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

Hmm… usually pretty high, but it also depends on my work schedule for the day. Some days, I go in at 9, and then I don’t have time to read before work. Other days, I go in at 12 or 1, and those days, I try to read before going in!

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

Goodreads says I own 1,077 books.

8) Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Too often. 😂

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

I’m not sure, honestly! I know I’ve read a handful of 700+ and 800+ page books, but past that, I dunno.

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

Yes! The UK hardback of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. After a lot of searching, I got so lucky when Nicole DMed me one day to let me know she’d found a copy at her local Half Priced Books! I’m forever grateful to her for sending it to me!

11) A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

There are a lot of books that fit this one… I guess the most recent one coming to mind right now is Bright We Burn by Kiersten White. I loved the first 2 books in the trilogy so much that, when the finale was a MASSIVE letdown for me, it took everything in me not to DNF it!

12) What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. DNF more books
  2. Read what I want, when I want
  3. Less stressful reading situations (like signing myself up for too many buddy reads or taking on too many time-sensitive ARC requests)

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

Yup, I converted a few family members!

14) Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Five words are not enough. 😉

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36 thoughts on “The Book Addiction Tag!

  1. This is SUCH a fun tag!! I’ve converted a few family members to become readers as well, and it’s the most amazing feeling in the world! A goal of mine is to also DNF more books. To this day, I believe I’ve only DNF’d 3 books ever … I need to learn not to feel guilt for leaving some novels unfinished! Haha. 😂

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  2. thank you so much for the tag, destiny! 💛

    i feel like we’re so similar in our reading habits that it’ll be fun to see how much our answers match up!! i definitely don’t think i could go more than 12 hours without reading – unless i was in a reading slump?? – but i’ve gotten very good at not holding onto too many of my books anymore

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    1. Hahaha thank you! I think it’s just that I’m in such a habit of being a daily reader. In 2018, I had a chart in my bullet journal where I filled in a square for every single day of the year that I read 30+ minutes (even if it was just half an hour of listening to an audiobook). By the end of the year, I think I had filled in something like 320 squares? I had myself shook over it. 😂

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      1. Oh no! 😦 I’m sorry. I hate those days, truly. I’ve been trying to game on those days lately instead of pushing myself to read. I told a few of my coworkers yesterday that I’m trying to read less and game more this year, and they all looked at me like I’d just told them I was from Mars. 😂 That is, until they found out how much I read last year, and they were all like, “OHHH. Makes sense.”

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