The Book Addiction Tag

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Hello everyone, happy almost Halloween! I thought it would be fun to do a tag since I haven’t done one in a while. I first saw this on Yolanda’s blog, so go check out her post here!

The Book Addiction Tag is pretty self explanatory so let’s get started…

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

During my busiest work/life times, I would say one week. I don’t think I’ve gone longer than that without reading something.

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

I always have at least one audiobook downloaded on Libby, but I don’t take physical books with me anywhere because I can never concentrate when reading in public (unless I’m in a library) and I generally prefer to read at home.

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

I keep most books that are gifted to me, but for the most part I’m happy to weed my personal library every now and then and donate books I don’t plan to read again.

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

I think the longest I’ve spent in a bookstore is about an hour. I’m not a big browser or shopper in general.

How much time per day do you spend actually reading?

Anywhere between 30-45 minutes each day during the week, and at least 1-2 hours each day on weekends.

When does the task “picking up a book” appear on your daily to-do list?

It’s the first and last thing on my list! I read for a few minutes each morning, and again at night before bed. It’s part of my daily routine and I’ve found that reading even just a couple of pages helps me center myself and get the day started, or sleep better.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Not often enough! Now that I no longer work in a library I hardly have any chances to bring up books at work, which is quite tragic, though I do chat with people online about books on a daily basis.

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

The Ink Black Heart (Cormoran Strike #6) by Robert Galbraith which is 1,024 pages.

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

Not that I can think of, unless we are counting textbooks for college which seemed to always be a hassle to find especially when searching for used copies.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

I normally don’t force myself to read something if I’m struggling with it. However, The Start of Something Good (Stay #1) by Jennifer Probst was a difficult one for me. I’ll share my review on it soon!

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2022?

I had to look back at my 2022 Reading Goals post for this one. My reading goals for this year were to participate in the Beat the Backlist challenge, the Goodreads reading challenge, and the Pop Sugar reading challenge, and to focus more on the quality of what I choose to read rather than the quantity. I also wanted to be more intentional about the books I choose to read.

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

I don’t think I have, because I try not to force books on people! I’ve recommended books to people that they ended up not liking (ouch!) so now I just share what I like and try not to get involved in other people’s decisions 🙂

Describe what books mean to you in 5 words.

Joy. Comfort. Escape. Magic. Connection.

Feel free to share your answers below or tag yourself and write your own post!

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