The Book Addiction Tag!

February 7, 2019

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!

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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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

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    1. DNF more books are like a trend right now and I think it’s great, I support that. When there are so many books in the world, why you forcing yourself to finish one that you aren’t enjoying, right? ??

      1. Very true haha! It’s been neat to see so many of my friends take up a habit of DNFing more this year since it was one of my new year’s resolutions last year! I feel like the longer I keep it as one of my goals, the faster I DNF things, but I don’t regret it. ?

    1. I need to DNF more books and not struggle on…..but I feel so guilty!!! Also I’m UK so if you need UK covers, let me know!!

    1. Ouhh what a nice tag with some interresting questions!! Don’t mind me if I do steal it from you, ahah ?

    1. I really like this tag! It makes you think about the nitty-gritty details about your reading habits. I might steal it for our blog.
      Also, 1,077 is such a big number my mind is still having trouble comprehending it!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you decided to do this one! Loved reading your answers and ” Five words are not enough” is a huge mood! ????

    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. ?

      1. ? Whoa!! Only 3 DNFs ever?! That blows my mind! Haha if it makes you feel any better, sometimes I think I DNF *too* often, so maybe our friendship is just us balancing each other out! ??

    1. 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

    1. What a fun tag! I can’t believe that even slumping it’s only like 36 hours before you want to pick up a book. GOALS! Speaking of goals, I also want to work on DNFing more books. Life is too short!!!

      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. ?

          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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