The Book Addiction Book Tag

It feels like I haven’t done many tags on my blog, so I figured I would do this one.

I originally read FictionallySam’s post, and I believe AlwaysTrustInBooks created it, although I can’t be held to that!

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

Not even a day, with my degree. I’m either reading texts for school or essays outside of pleasure reading. I still aim to pick pleasure reads up at least once every two days, but sometimes I don’t finish a pleasure read for a week or two.


How many books do you carry on your person/kindle at any one time?

I have at least one physical book with me, and at most five downloads on Scribd. Generally I’ll have a non-fiction, audiobook, a comic and a normal fiction novel downloaded on Scribd, sometimes a poetry collection if I fancy it!


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

I used to keep them all, but around year 12 I just started flinging them out left and right. Since starting University, I’ve donated at least 200+ books to charity to make space on my shelves and just to declutter.


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

Half an hour. I’m usually with people shopping, so I’m limited. If it’s Foyles- AKA my once-a-year treat- I can spend over 3 hours just browsing. But usually, half an hour is my maximum!


How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

At least half an hour. On a good day, I can read for over three/four hours without stopping, and with a few breaks, can read for over ten hours if I give myself a day off!


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

Pretty high up. Things like eating, sleeping, university work take top priority [in that order], but I aim to pick up a book at least once, even if it’s just a half hour right before I sleep on my phone.


How many books do you reckon you own in total [including e-books]?

If I’m being honest? About a thousand, give or take. I’ve been collecting since I was really little, and some of them are on my dad and sister’s shelves, but I have a shit ton.


Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversations?

Quite a bit. Again, it’s my degree, so a lot of the people I talk to read for uni and for pleasure, so I have a lot of people to talk with about it. With my friends outside my degree, and my family- fairly often! I’ve been a massive reader since I was little, so I’ve gone through a lot of books and have a lot I can reference in conversation.


What is the biggest book you’ve finished reading?

IT by Stephen King! That was about…. 1200 pages? It took me two weeks to finish in year 8.


Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds?

It took me months of searching to get my hands on a hardcover copy of volume 2 of the original Young Avengers run, from back in the early 2000s. I still haven’t found an edition of volume 1, so I ended up tracking down a comic site when I was 14 and reading it there!


A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Honestly? No. Now, if I struggle, I straight up DNF, and I never really had any major issues reading anything before recent years.


What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. Read at least 1 TBR jar pick a month [or manage 12 by the end of the year]
  2. Reach 150 books read
  3. Read at least 12 classics [and 3-6 Shakespeare plays!]


Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader?

I’ve definitely got people back into reading. I read a shit ton, even during Uni, so I like to help others get back their enthusiasm for reading if they are in a slump.


Describe what books mean to you in five words.

The entire fucking world, man.


Thank you for reading! I’d love to see others do this; I’m not really in the blogger sphere in terms of knowing anyone by name yet, so I nominate everyone who wants to do this, to do it! Tag me or comment if you do it, I’d love to see your answers!





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  1. Pingback: February Wrap Up & March TBR Jar Pick! – seasonsofwords

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