I came across this tag while on A Little But a Lot‘s Blog, and was immediately sucked in. As a certified book addict myself, it was a no brainer that I had to dive in. Steph left this one open to anyone who wanted to join in, so here we are! Let’s get to it!
WHAT IS THE LONGEST AMOUNT OF TIME YOU CAN COMFORTABLY GO WITHOUT PICKING UP A BOOK?
I read at least a little every day, so this is hard to judge since I am rarely without a book. If I had to guess, maybe 2-3 days tops.
HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU CARRY ON YOUR PERSON (OR KINDLE) AT ANY ONE TIME?
I always have my kindle in my bag with me, charged and ready to go. Sometimes I will also carry my current read, but not always. It’s very situational.
DO YOU KEEP EVERY BOOK YOU BUY/RECEIVE OR ARE YOU HAPPY TO PASS THEM ON TO MAKE SPACE FOR MORE?
If I kept everything I’d never have any room, lol. I definitely pass along books, especially those I get for tours and such and don’t have a strong attachment to. That being said, I sometimes have to talk myself into purging books because I’ll keep something just for a pretty cover.
HOW LONG WOULD YOU SPEND IN A BOOKSHOP ON A STANDARD VISIT?
It depends, but usually somewhere in the ballpark of 30 minutes or so! I don’t generally spend too long browsing because I know I will have a harder time avoiding temptation the longer I stay.
HOW MUCH TIME PER DAY DO YOU ACTUALLY SPEND READING?
This varies wildly, but it could be anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours. I would say I rarely read less than 30 minutes.
WHERE DOES THE TASK ‘PICKING UP A BOOK’ APPEAR ON YOUR DAILY TO-DO LIST?
When I first wake up in the morning. While eating lunch. Right when I get home and need to unwind. Sometimes during dinner. Definitely before bed. Often any/all time between when I get home from work until the time I go to sleep.
HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU RECKON YOU OWN IN TOTAL (INCLUDING E-BOOKS)?
Literal thousands, if we count eBooks and Physical Books and Audiobooks.
APPROXIMATELY, HOW OFTEN DO YOU BRING UP BOOKS IN CONVERSATION?
I mean, I am a book blogger, a bookstagrammer, and all of my closest friends are bookish ones. So, hourly?
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BOOK (PAGE COUNT) YOU HAVE FINISHED READING?
It would be pretty impossible for me to know what the longest book I have ever finished was, so we will have to go with the longest in recent memory. That distinction goes to The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, which clocks in at 1443 pages. In fact, the entire Outlander series is huge. Let’s just share the page counts here for a second. Outlander (850), Dragonfly in Amber (743), Voyager (870), Drums of Autumn (928), The Fiery Cross (1443), A Breath of Snow and Ashes (980), An Echo in the Bone (849), Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (825). Now, these are the page counts for the mass market paperbacks; some of the hardcover editions are actually LONGER! This series is massive and I actually binge read all 8 books at the end of 2018. It was a challenge, to say the least!
IS THERE A BOOK YOU HAD TO GET AGAINST ALL ODDS (I.E. SEARCHING BOOKSHOPS, ONLINE DIGGING, ETC)?
Hmmm. I think perhaps my UK Hardcover Adult Editions of HPatOotP and HPatHBP? Mostly because it’s not easy to find these in hardcover, which is why I only have those two and HPatDH right now.
I might also have to say my White Cover edition of The Night Circus, with the sprayed red pages. It wasn’t terribly expensive, but these editions don’t pop up often and it took a lot of digging before I was able to finally find one.
A BOOK YOU STRUGGLED TO FINISH BUT REFUSED TO DNF?
I suppose we could say The Diviners and Lair of Dreams? Not because I didn’t like them (I did!) but because I was in a bad slump and reading was nearly impossible. I seriously considered DNFing and coming back some other time, but sheer power of will made me refuse to quit.
WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR MAIN BOOK GOALS FOR 2020?
My main goal will be whatever I set for my Goodreads goal. I have done 150 each of the last 3 years and that seems like just the right number for me.
I also want to reread some old favorites, like the entire Shadowhunter collection.
My third goal will be to catch up on the half-read series I have on my shelf. This was a goal for 2019, as well, and I was only partially successful.
DESCRIBE WHAT BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN FIVE WORDS.
I can’t live without them.
One thought on “The “Addicted to Books” Book Tag”
loveeee these answers especially the last one. I don’t know what I would do without reading in my life. it truly transports you anywhere.