The Book Addiction Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely bookwormbrittanyy ! Thank you so much for tagging me. You can see her post here.

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

It honestly depends on my mood. Sometimes all I want to do is read, sometimes I’ll do anything but read. Usually a week or so. Give or take a few days.

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

I use to bring a book with me everywhere I went. Now though I just don’t have the extra energy to lug around physical books. However! I have a few apps for books on my phone.  Seriously, yeah. I have a few apps on my phone specifically for books. Anyway, I have well over 1000 ebooks.

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

If I’ve received a book as a gift, I try to keep it for a few years. Actually, I keep all books I receive for a few years. Then maybe I’ll consider moving a few here and there onto somewhere else. Usually donations, or buy giving them to a second hand book store that I have a family account with.

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

I can probably visit a bookshop 30 mins to an hour, if I’m browsing. If I go in knowing I can only afford what I want and I can find it quickly, then I am in and out of that store in less than 15 minutes.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading? 

Like I’ve said in the first questions answer: I’m a total reader. Yet I can’t only read for 30 minutes here and there. I’ve got to plop myself down somewhere and really gear down to read. So when I do, I usually read for more than an hour. The most I’ve read in one sitting was 10 hours.

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

Either at the beginning, or at the very end.

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

1700 books, perhaps? Let me check. OK, so I have 1362 ebooks. I can’t count how many books I have in physical format, because I’ve double stacked a shelf and have a a few dozen in a bag to give away. So I’m going to guess 600.

The total amount of books I have is a little more over 1900 books.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Not all that often. My immediate family aren’t big readers. However, occasionally they’ll ask after a book I’ve read. Or how I’m fairing with a book I might be reading.

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

725 pages, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.

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

Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis is a book that immediately comes to mind. Not many people know about it, which is a shame. I actually first read it via borrowing it from the library. Pretty much immediately after I finished reading it I scoured the internet for a copy.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Ugh. White Space by Isla J. Bick. I always manage to forget about this book and then a tag asks this same question, and I am reminded of it. Again. 

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

— 1. to finish all of the ARC’s I currently have on my kindle app. There are so many. I’ve got lots of reading to do! 2. find another heart-racing YA mystery thriller. 3.

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

YES! My sister. She’ll read occasionally. She actually really liked the Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, and I believe she likes the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, as well.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Escape, release, thrilling, supernatural, ethereal.

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Thanks for stopping by!

If you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!

See you soon and happy reading!
— Adele

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