It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book tag post and decided to rectify it. I found this over at functionally fictional and thought it would be fun to do. Definitely go check out their blog, it’s awesome! I hope you enjoy reading, as usual, it’s an open tag so feel free to do it yourself.
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
Usually a couple of hours, though I remember sneaking off every hour to read another chapter of Heir of Fire the first time I read it and read A Court of Wings and Ruin in 24 hours because I couldn’t put it down.
How many books do you carry on your person (or Kindle) at any one time?
I always leave the house with at least two physical books and I have the kindle app on my phone, too.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I used to, I get so many now that if I know I will never read it again or have multiple copies of the same edition I give them to my Book Buddy school.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
This depends on how much time I have, usually a couple of hours, though if I’m in a hurry I just reserve the book I want and collect it and leave in 5 minutes.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
On average, 3-4 hours, longer if I take a book to read in the bath.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
Always at the top, I’m the best at procrastinating.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
Including E-books, I don’t know. I have around 900 physical books, I’ve given up counting now.
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Often enough for everyone to either tell me to shut up, or they’ve zoned out.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
IT by Stephen King, my copy clocks in at a thousand pages.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds, i.e. searching bookshops, online digging, etc.
My copy of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King, I spent the day wandering bookshops looking for the Fox under the dustjacket. I wouldn’t settle for any other cover.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
This one is an unpopular opinion, too. Divergent, I was so bored but was determined to finish it to try and understand the hype. Reader, I did not.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
- To finish all the half read books on my pile.
- Catch up on review books, I’m so behind!
- Read more books that are outside of my comfort zone.
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
I wish I could say yes, I haven’t had any luck here.
Describe what books mean to you in 5 words.
Portals of magic and happiness.
I hope you enjoyed this tag, let me know what you think in the comments!