The Book Addiction Tag

The Book Addiction Tag

It’s been a while since I did my last book tag post and this one I spotted at Sepia Reads looked fun. Let’s get right into it.

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

A few hours, at most. Even when I’m at work, I have a book open on my desk so I can steal a few moments to read a sentence or two between calls (I work in a call center).

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

I usually have two to three physical books in my bag, along with approximately 20ish books downloaded on my Kindle. I like to be prepared.

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

I keep them. It’s a huge problem for someone living in an apartment. I’m not afraid of being a book hoarder. Most of the books I own have memories attached to them, and I love being surrounded by those memories. I also frequently re-read books I love.

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

Hours. Thankfully, my boyfriend will gently pull me away from the shelves after half an hour or so, otherwise, I would never leave, and I’d be broke.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

At least 3-4 hours, although I wish I had time for more. My perfect vacation is a trip to a remote cabin in the mountains with a stack of book, a pound of coffee, and no plans.

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

In the morning, on lunch breaks, on sunny afternoons, before I go to bed. Any moment I can fit in reading, I read.

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

I’ve never counted, but my estimate is that I own between 400-500 physical books, along with a bit over 500 ebooks.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Too much. Way too much. I’m fairly certain my friends and co-workers get a little sick of me.

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

I’m not exactly sure but the longest I’ve read in the past few years is Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, which is 1087 pages. That’ll change once I read book three in the series, Oathbringer, a whopping 1248 pages.

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

Sort of. There’s a special edition box set of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, bound in red cloth and illustrated by Alan Lee. I had it before my house burned down in 2006, and I haven’t been able to find it since. I’m actively looking for it.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Volume one of Outlaws of the Marsh was a bit of a struggle to finish, but since it’s one of my boyfriend’s favorite books, I wanted to finish it so we could discuss it.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. Complete my overly-ambitious Goodreads TBR goal of 225 books.
  2. Finish writing my outline for my first novel.
  3. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series.

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

I don’t believe so, even though people have told me that they’ve been more inspired to read because of my blog. I think that’s incredible.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Relaxation, escape, character, adventure, fantastical.

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