I saw The Book Addiction Tag on Phoenix_Faie Book Blogger and I thought I would give it a try for myself! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t addicted to reading books, buying books, watching booktube, reading book blogs, scrolling through bookstagram and book twitter. Book everything! I love it all! That being said, let’s get started. Welcome to The Book Addiction Book Tag!
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
A few days? Then I start to miss it. I really enjoy that downtime while reading. It’s one of my favourite ways to wind down and escape for a little while.
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
Usually only one. I don’t like them getting all scuffed and crumbled in my backpack. I don’t own a Kindle… yet.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
If I didn’t like the book then I am more than happy to sell it or pass it on to someone else who might enjoy it more. If it was a gift then I might feel bad about giving it away because someone gave it to me especially.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Hmmm… I could spend hours if I’m being totally honest. Especially if they have comfy seating or a coffee shop area. Most of the time I just pop in to see if there are any deals or new books out.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
An hour minimum. Usually more if I am sucked into what I’m reading. I can read for hours at that point. If I really want to finish a book I will try to dedicate as much time as possible to finishing it.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
Usually in the evening. That is my favourite time to read, before bed.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
I have no idea, I’ve never count them all. I am going to say around 50-100 but that is me completely guessing.
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
I have a habit of keeping my personal interests to myself unless someone else brings it up first. I’m super shy! I wont talk at all most of the time I just stand there silently until someone speaks to me first because people just scare me.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
The Priory of the Orange Tree, hands down! Ohh that book was HUGE! it was a solid 800+ pages!
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc?
Not really. The only one I have had trouble with so far was We Are Blood And Thunder. Waterstones in my area didn’t stock it. Neither online or in store! It was such a pain. I think they have it now though!
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
I don’t think I’ve experienced this outside of reading things I’ve had to read for university. Some things weren’t necessarily my favourite but I had to finish them. Anything Epistemological I absolutely hated, it was my least favourite topic.
If I think about when I’m reading for pleasure instead of study though, if I am not one to keep reading something I am not enjoying. I do try my hardest to read as much as I can and give it the best chance but if I just cant bring myself to keep reading I will just DNF.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
To just read more, which I am already doing. I was reading prior to 2019 but mainly non-fiction Philosophy texts that we’re really hardcore. Since finishing my degree I wanted to jump back into reading for pleasure instead of for school/education. Fantasy fiction has certainly done that for me!
Since getting back into fiction I want to try and get through books a bit more quickly so my TBR backlog doesn’t build up so much.
Thirdly, I want to have a proper bookshelf in my room to display all my beautiful books. I am currently trying to shove them all onto this one shelf but I’d like to have a dedicated bookcase for all my books this year.
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
I don’t think so… I would like to think I have but I don’t have a lot of friends to actually convert. welp!
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
What do books mean to me, hmmmmm. My five words would probably be:
Escapism, Change, Wonder, Imagination and Growth.
Why you may ask? Escapism because like most of my hobbies reading fantasy is an escape for me and I love it. Change because reading is such a powerful tool for change in the world. Imagination because books are an incredible expression of imagination. Growth because books expand your mind, thoughts, creativity and provide such a breadth of mental growth that I just think is amazing!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading my answers for The Book Addiction Book Tag! As usual I tag all my fellow book bloggers to go forth and take part! What words best describe what books mean to you?