Hello, fellow readers! Today’s Tag Tuesday post is all about my book addiction. I’ll admit, I’m not as addicted as some people, but I do consider myself quite the book addict.
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
I can go a day or two without reading. I try to at least listen to an audiobook everyday, but I don’t force myself to read if I’m tired or not in the mood.
How many books do you carry on your person (or Kindle) at any one time?
I always grab a book when I leave the house if my husband is driving or I know I will have down time at my destination. I have a subscription to Scribd as well, so I always have access to audiobooks and ebooks through that.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for me?
I typically do not re-read books, but I like to hold on to the ones I really love. Most mystery/thriller books are unhauled via giveaway on bookstagram or bookswaps. Once I know the twist, I’m not likely to re-read a mystery/thriller book.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
I can easily spend an hour or two in a bookstore if I am by myself.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
I would say 1-2 hours if I am physically reading a book or 2-4 hours if I am also listening to an audiobook. I could easily increase that time if I wouldn’t scroll through Facebook constantly.
Where does the task “picking up a book” appear on your daily to-do list?
Currently, it is summer break for me, so I read whenever. When school starts back, I will mostly read at night before bed.
How many books do you think you own total (including ebooks)?
I would say around 50 books.
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Honestly, not often because most of my family and friends do not read. They know they can always come to me for a recommendation though!
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (759 pages). I do not read many “big books.”
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
Not really. I’ve always kept my eyes open for copies of Breakfast at Tiffany’s when I’m in used bookstores, but I found a copy on BookOutlet last year.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I could not connect with this book after awhile, but I refused to DNF it.
What are three of your main book goals for 2019?
- Read at least 50 books.
- Continue to grow my bookstagram and blog following
- Finish my re-read of Harry Potter
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Not really, but I did convince my dad to read No Exit while recovering from surgery and he loved it!
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Books give me an escape.