The Book Addiction Tag

Can I rant to you guys for a quick second? This blg post almost wouldn’t have been posted today either because I was just so angry at it.

I’d originally written it all for Monday and only had the intro and outro left to write when I somehow ended up going back to the previous page and everything I had written was lost. I shortly thought about writing it all again then but I realized that I was too pissed to do it justice, so I pushed it off.

Well, on Tuesday whenever I opened this particular post and looked at it, I just got angry again. It took me multiple tries and another day to finally actually write it all down again – that’s how angry I was. xD

But I knew I wanted to do this tag as I’d seen it on Kate’s blog when she first posted it and it was super fun to read so I figured you guys might enjoy it too. 🙂

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

It actually really depends for me! Often it’s related to me being in a really great reading mood and wanting pick up book after book and read as much as possible so I might just go hours without picking up a book. And then sometimes I’ll take a longer break (multiple days) to give myself time to recharge and think about what I want to read next! I did this for the past few days as I basically read Vampire Academy & Frostbite within 24 hours and just needed a bit of a breather after.

How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?

Hmm, let me check my Audible library! I have a total of 40+ titles that I’ve collected in over two years and at times because I had two subscriptions happening (my sister was lovely and let me use her Amazon account) that I can always rely on to keep me entertained. 🙂

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

I used to, yes! I’ve always wanted a visual representation of all of the books I’ve read (not that it would ever be possible considering how many library books my teenage self read) so I would never part with my books but once I realized that I just don’t have the shelf space or that I don’t need them all, I slowly started selling books or trading them with friends. Now, my shelves are mostly filled with books I absolutely adore.

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

This depends! If I’ve got money to spend, I’ll probably stay longer and browse but if I’m there with a specific book in mind, I’m in and out (that’s basically true for any shop I ever visit). But if I’m at a bookshop to pass time while someone else is at a different shop, then I can spend ages in there! Usually, whenever my youngest sister and I would go shopping, I’d be done rather quickly (the selection for my size just isn’t that great) and just hang out at the bookshop while she continued her shopping.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

Who even knows, to be honest. Sometimes I’ll spend hours and hours doing nothing but reading and other days I can’t seem to get myself to pick up a book no matter how much I try to.

Just this past week I’ve had days that were filled with reading (Friday, to be exact. I read both Vampire Academy & Frostbite within 24 hours) and then I didn’t really pick up a book again until today. And I’ve already read 200 pages before writing this post, so.

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

Wherever I can fit it, mostly. Usually if I have a longer walk ahead of me I’ll pick an audiobook to keep me company (as I never leave the house without my phone) or if I’m doing stuff around my place and don’t want to listen to music (which doesn’t happen that often, but sometimes). And usually at night I’ll pick up a physical book and try to get as much reading done as I can. 🙂

How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?

Last time I counted, I was somewhere around 160-170 physical copies but that didn’t include the books that are in my living room (mostly books I had to read for class) or the books I’ve gotten since. But I’d guess probably close to 200 in just physical copies and maybe around 220-230 if we’re including my audiobooks. But then again, I do have a number of duplicates at this point either because I got the audiobook for my reread or because I bought the book once I finished the audiobook, so I don’t even really know. xD

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Surprisingly, not that often! The people in my life don’t really care too much about reading (apart from my cousin) so I don’t want to bore them with book talk – unless I just have to share something super exciting. And as far bookish friends, it depends! Sometimes we’ll talk about books, sometimes we’ll talk about other stuff. 🙂

What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?

Up until now, that has to go to Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas! That book is close to 1000 pages and definitely the longest book I’ve ever read!

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?

I’ll give this to The Hate U Give which ended up being a pain trying to get my hands on with how popular it was. xD I had to reorder multiple times and even then it took them weeks to actually ship the book to me. Luckily, it was all worth it though!

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Oh, Again But Better! If it hadn’t been for the fact that I was buddy reading with with Caro, I might’ve actually DNFed it!

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

Read at least 65 books – though to be honest, my goal is probably closer to reading more books than I did last year (which was 82) and I should definitely be able to do it, I’m already 14 books ahead!

I want to reread Vampire Academy, Legend and The Hunger Games (the entire series for all three) and so far, at least my Vampire Academy reread is going well – I’m on book 3 already!

But most importantly: I want to make sure I read as much as I do because I love reading and having fun doing it rather than reading to complete some goal. 🙂

Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?

I don’t think so. But I have convinced people to read certain books because I wouldn’t stop talking about them for weeks/months on end which I think is almost more important to my book blogger heart.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Everything!

I kept wanting to say it was an escape from the real world but that’s not even the most important part, to be honest. I’ve had the priviledge of getting to meet so many amazing people thanks to blogging over the years and that means a lot to me!

I think going off this tag and my answers, it’s safe to say that I’m a book addict – I mean, did we expect anything else from someone who dedicated multiple platforms to their hobby? xD

How about you guys? Are y’all book addicts too? How long can you go without picking up a book? How many books do you have on you at all times? And, how many books do you approximately own? Let me know in the comments down below – I can’t wait to talk to you! 🙂

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16 thoughts on “The Book Addiction Tag

  1. Love your answers! I’m trying to grow my Kindle library more since it has a great amount of space for books. My shelves are quickly running out of room lol. And book store trips really depends; if it’s a new used book store I’ve never been to, it could be a while compared to if I know exactly what I want, I’m in and out pretty quick

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  2. That’s so frustrating when your work isn’t saved! I’m sorry it happened to you, but I’m glad you still posted it because I loved reading through your answers!

    I think it’s really difficult to get a good estimate of the books you own! I remember trying to answer this question and losing count and just giving an estimate at the very end! And my reading habits are very similar! Ever day varies with when and how much I read!

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  3. Oh this is a cool Tag!! 👍 I’m glad that we were in it together with Again, but better because that was a wild ride 😂 Somehow I flew through it in the end because the bad was almost entertaining, but not quite … I still have some hope left that Christine’s next book will be a bit different! I’m also very glad that we have our groupchat to talk about books ❤ I don’t really talk book a lot in conversation, except for with my mom and she doesn’t read the genres that I like 😄

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  4. I was recently converted and it’s safe to say I inch closer to the the book addict club everyday. Reading is such a release and I absolutely love what books are doing to me. I have read about 10books so far in 2019 and I’m proud of myself cause that’s by far the best book count in my life.

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