Hello Storytellers! today is the last official day of January and a great day to see just how big of a book addict I am! I’ve had this tag for a hot, hot, hot minute stuck in the corner of my drafts which I have slowly been trying to clean out. Unfortunately, WordPress messed up and deleted my note with who tagged me so I don’t really remember, but thank you to whoever did! You are the real MVP!
The original creator of this tag I am unsure of (a trend is starting) but with some investigation I believe is was started with Always Trust In Books. Like I said, I’m not entirely sure–but I will link their post just in case!
So without further ado, let’s see how addicted I am!
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
Probably 12 hours depending on how busy my day is; but usually I always have my phone on me which has a crap ton of ebooks on it. So I am never not without a book with me.
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
Currently I have 613 books on my kindle which goes with me everywhere and I think I have around 50 different books downloaded on my phone which also is with me whenever I leave the house.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I do keep every single book I buy/receive, however I am slowly getting to the point where I want to purge the ones that I don’t like or know I am never going to read as I feel like it would alleviate my bookshelves and also be a positive action for my mental health. So check back in on this one in a couple of months. 😂
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Oh god, I have to plan out a chunk of my day for this because it’s bad. Honestly, my standard book store visit length is about 2 hours…on a good day. I think the longest I have stayed at a bookshop solely just surfing books and nothing else was maybe around 4 hours…good times, good times.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
This really depends on the book! If the book is super good (like This Mortal Coil) I could spend my entire day reading; however, if it is a book that I just enjoy and like than I could spend a solid five hours on it depending on how my day has been at work.. More often than not though I read at least three hours a day.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
It’s one of the top things I have on my daily to-do! I like to make it a habit to read daily because I am a lover of words and I want to increase my vocabulary!
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
Oh most definitely around a thousand. Wow, writing that made me gasp a little…like I never realized how many I had! Though most of them is ebooks, BUT STILL! I AM ON MY WAY TO BELLE STATUS!
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Every single chance I get. My friends know me solely for my Twilight references…it’s pretty amazing actually.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
I believe it’s Voyager by Diana Gabaldon which is the third book in the Outlander series–this bad boy sits at a nice 870 pages. I have probably read something bigger than this, but I honestly can’t remember at the moment.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkin Reid. I searched all over the greater Houston area for this book and I could not for the life of me find it. I finally relented and ordered it off of Amazon, but once I got it I wasn’t in the mood anymore for it, so its been sitting on my stack of books just waiting for me to return to it. A time.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I wanted to DNF this bad boy so ducking bad–you can read my review for it on my previous post (City of Glass REVIEW) for a more in-depth reasoning on my struggles, but yeah…not a fan was I.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
- Read 120 books
- Review 95% of the books I read
- Read one classic a month
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Yes! Several of my friends in college and in High school started reading more often because of me and my persistent book references. I had a friend tell me that they started reading more so they could understand why I always chuckled when our professor asked us to say something out loud….the answer is always vampire if you were wondering.
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Personal bridge into another world.