Book Tag : The Book Addiction Tag

I was tagged to do this super fun book tag by Gabby from Boundless Pages. Definitely check out her blog, her blog post on this topic is here.

So here are the questions:
1. What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
2. How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
3. Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
4. How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
5. How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
6. Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
7. How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
8. Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
9. What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
10. Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
11. A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
12. What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
13. Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
14. Describe what books mean to you in five words.


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

So funny thing about this, I had taken a long time away from books. Only in the past 10 months or so have I been reading every day. I can go comfortably without it due to that long time away, but am SO much better off with reading in my life.

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

Oh my gosh my Kindle. I used to overload it with books but nowadays I just keep a few TBR titles on to keep me focused. As for physical books, I’ll take 1-2 since they’d add extra weight and my current bag setup actually doesn’t work well with books unless they’re teeny paperbacks or those neat little miniaturized books.

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

I tend to keep every book, for now. I do see myself doing some de-hauling someday though!

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

I love going to bookstores so much! If it’s a larger type, probably an hour. For a small bookstore without much to see then.. probably an hour again, haha.

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

I approach reading like I approach Netflix. I’m either barely there with it (maybe 0-15 minutes in a day?) or binging books for an absurd number of hours straight. I should probably read more healthily.

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

I never put that on my to do list since it’s just an automatic thing right now lol.

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

Well over 200, but including my family’s library we have over 800. Many older books.

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

These days, frequently! Books are an amazing topic for conversation.

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

A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Funny thing is that I was not tired of it at all, could have marathoned right into the second book.

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

I have not had this situation yet, though there are some rare books I’d love to own or have wishlisted. The Lost Princess by George MacDonald in hardcover format in perfect condition would be a dream. I think I would need a time machine for that one since the edition I’m thinking of is quite old, lol.

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

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens. Should have DNF’d but I was very curious about how it would end.

12. What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. Get my collection of books sorted and shelved. (This might need a few years though tbh.)
  2. Read 100 books. (not including graphic novels/manga, counting those separately since I zoom through each volume pretty fast.)
  3. Keep writing book reviews/blogging. I have been putting a lot of energy into this hobby and hoping to stay consistent.

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

Wow, I have not had the honor of this sort of accomplishment! Of anything I was the one converted by people who are active readers, and various booktubers. Replacing my Youtube background nonsense videos with booktuber videos last year made such a difference and inspired that enthusiasm for checking out a lot of new books.

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

A door into another world.


This was a fun bookish Q&A! I’m quite late in posting it, seems to have already made the rounds with many bloggers. If you haven’t done it yet and want to, consider yourself tagged and I’d love to read your responses.

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