book tag

-| Tag Tuesday… Book Addiction Tag |-

So I found this tag over on Colleen’s Conclusions blog and thought that it would be fun.

Let’s get started…

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

I usually read everyday, even if it’s just for half an hour, if I go two days without reading then I definitely notice it.

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

I always carry my current paperback around with me, even if I know that I won’t have a specific time to read it. I always have an eARC and an Audiobook on my phone aswell so that I can get back into a story whenever I have spare time no matter where I am.

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

Oh hell no, I don’t have enough room to keep every single book I acquire, I do unhauls every few months where I donate a big bag of books to the charity shops.

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

If i’m on my own it could be over an hour, however when I’m with my partner and little boy I don’t have that luxury, they end up pulling me out after about 10 minutes!

5) How much time per day do you actually spend reading? 

At the very least I will squeeze in about 30 minutes to an hour of reading when I go to bed depending on how tired I am. Weekends I can easily read a full book or two.

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

It’s never on my to-do list I feel like it’s just human nature, I pick up a book whenever I am able to, I never set specific time for it.

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

I would say that I have approximately 200 physical books and possibly 50 on my kindle.

8) Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

In actual human interaction, not that often as non of my family are readers and only one of my friends is a reader and I don’t get to see her as often as I would like.

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

The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin which is 963 pages long, it was a serious chunker!

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

In all honestly no, I’m pretty chilled in terms of new releases, I buy the majority of my books second hand, so I’ve never been in a crazy rush to get my hands on one.

11) A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is 894 pages and it took me over a year to get through this book as I wanted to push myself through it to see if it would get better. In all honestly I kinda wish that I did DNF.

12) What are 3 of your main book goals for 2020?

  1. STOP SIGNING UP FOR EVERY SINGLE BLOG TOUR
    – I’ve found that I don’t have any time to read the books that I really want to, it has put me in a big reading slump.
    I’ve already started with this goal, I’m not accepting any for March and April.
  2. READ MORE OF THE BOOKS THAT I WANT TO
    – This pretty much links to my first goal but I think that it’s equally important.
  3. DON’T PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON MYSELF TO READ A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF BOOKS EACH MONTH
    – You probably won’t see me putting together anymore TBR’s.

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

I definitely wouldn’t say that I’ve converted my partner but he has started picking up some Haunted Liverpool books which is a start.

14) Describe what books mean to you in five words.

My escape from reality (I even had a spare word).

I tag anyone who wants to take part in this tag!
See you in the next one…

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