Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming to you with the Book Addiction tag, I saw this on Destiny’s blog sometime last year and really enjoyed it so hopefully, you guys do too!
Creator – Always Trust In Books
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
I can go days without reading but generally, if I’m not in a great reading mood and reading every day, I’ll take a break in between books and probably get back to reading after 2-3 days. So, short answer: I take a break between books every couple of days.
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
Usually, I only carry one with me, but I always have the Kindle app on my phone so the list is kind of unlimited.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I definitely don’t! I know there are some people who love to own every book they’ve ever read, regardless of whether or not they enjoyed them, but I’m really not about that life. I”m sure one day when I have more space to myself and I can have more shelves, I’ll own more books than I do now, but yeah, if I don’t like a book I won’t keep it. I usually donate my books to the free libraries at my local shopping centre. Honestly though, unless I have a gift card or I’m given it is a gift I generally don’t buy myself books, I’m much more of a library reader.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Honestly because pre-isolation I was mostly spending time at Uni or at work, I didn’t really go into bookstores unless there was something really specific I wanted to get, and even then it was like, walk-in – find book – buy book – leave – get on bus, it was a 5 minute trip in between buses for me. But, before uni ruined my life I would spend a solid half-hour in there (and then probably not buy anything 😂).
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
I don’t read every single day and I often won’t read on weekends, but generally, I only spend 4-5 hours reading if I’m really into my book, otherwise, I’ll read a bit less. Basically, I read before or after class and I spend a lot of time reading while outlining posts or setting up wrap-ups and tbrs, I’ve found I can read a lot this way! For example, I’m currently listening to The Guest List by Lucy Foley as I write my answers for this tag!
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
I’m pretty much listening to any audiobook whenever I’m cooking and/or blogging so, reading is pretty much always a priority in my life. But, it’s not a big deal for me on my to-do list which I recognise doesn’t totally make sense. Usually, I just pick whatever I’m in the mood for from my tbr and that’s that. Generally, I’ll finish my book and then decide what book I want to read next that night, and I’ll start it whenever I have the chance the next day.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
A couple hundred, BUT a lot of them are old Shakespeare plays that I’ve been meaning to donate for YEARS, and I do still own a lot of the books from when I was younger. Honestly, my physical book collection hasn’t really grown over the last few years, it’s mostly my ebook and audio collection that’s been making any progress in the numbers department.
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
I mean… not often to be honest.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
According to Goodreads, the longest book I’ve read is A Clash of Kings with 913 pages, and the second longest book I’ve read I actually read this year – The Mysteries of Udolpho with 875 pages which is just a bit shorter.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
Uhh not really, honestly. But, I did try my hardest to make sure all of my copies in the Diviners series all matched though, they’re all different sizes so the only thing that matches are the covers.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
Undead Girl Gang – it was really stupidly popular when it came out and I knew almost straight away that I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but I decided not to put it down because it was so short and I was hoping it would get better.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2020?
- Write 1 review (or more) a month.
- Do 1+ buddy reads a month.
- Try to stick to a 2-3 posts a week schedule, or less.
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Not that I’m aware of, though that would be the highest honour!
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
They’re pretty damn great, honestly.