May 27, 2020

Book Tag // Book Addiction Tag

*Another book tag! Yay! These are seriously so addicting. I can't help but do them. Which is why this tag is fitting considering it's called the Book Addiction tag. I found this post on The Must Reads.

Book Tag: Book Addiciton

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

Well, that depends on if I'm in a slump or not. I do find that even if I'm not reading something I'll flip through the books on my shelf. I pretty much pick up a book at least once a day. 

2. How many books do you carry on your person (or e-reader) at any one time?

Um...I don't really go places anymore now that I'm a stay at home mom. I used to take at least two books with me everywhere. Now I'll be lucky if I remember to grab a book on my way out the door.

3. Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them off to make space for others?

I do not keep every book I buy or am given. I am very happy to pass them on when I'm done or if I decide not to read them. I send 95% of my books to my local library and they are always well received there.

4. How long do you spend in a book shop on a standard visit?

I don't get into a physical bookstore very often so when I go I probably spend a good hour there.

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

This is pretty hard to calculate. Especially at the moment because I've been in such a reading slump. When I am reading I try to read at least an hour every day. More if I can.

6. Where does the task "picking up a book" appear on your to-do list?

This is not something I have to put on my to-do list. Other than putting "finish ______ book" on my list.

7. How many books do you reckon you own in total?

Um...definitely between 200-300. I know for sure it's over 200.

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

Haha. Everyday. I just can't help but talk about them.

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

Oh, Kingdom of Ash is definitely the biggest book I've read. It's 984 pages long.

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

Not really. I do love searching used bookshops for old editions of books I love that have had cover changes. I really don't like online digging because people lie so badly about the books they have. It's just not worth the expense. 

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

The Priory of the Orange Tree was so hard for me to finish! I love her other series, The Bone Season. But....Priory was such a disappointment for me. For such a huge book, I was completely underwhelmed and the plot was way too guessable.

12. What are three of your main book goals for 2020?

1. I want to read 52 books this year. Last year I set a goal to read 100 books and it was extremely stressful for me. I wish I would not have been so ambitious and just read when I felt like it. 

2. Another major goal is to read or get rid of every book I've bought prior to 2020. I just got so tired of having all these books that I bought and was so excited about....and just never got to. So at the end of 2020 if I still have pre-2020 books sitting on my shelves out they go. I'll donate them to my local library and that will be that.

3. A third goal I had was to read and review my books on Net Galley. Since the beginning of this year though I've decided that I do not enjoy reading e-books. I have actually been putting off reading the galleys I've been approved for because they aren't physical books. It goes without saying that this is no longer a goal. Other than to read the galleys that I have open before the end of the year.

13. Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader?

Yes! A year or so ago I got my husband to start reading again. It was a lot of fun to see him get back into reading. Now he reads books all the time. We often read the same books so it's always fun to chat about books with him.

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

Freedom to believe in magic.

Well, that's it for this one! Thanks for hanging out with me. 

Happy reading,

Alicen