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.


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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