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The Book Addiction Tag

I was tagged by Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable for this tag. If you aren’t following her, go and check her out! She has great content, and she is also super sweet, which is just a bonus 🙂 Thank you so much for the tag!

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

If I’m on a reading streak, then I pick up a book every day, and generally more than once. If I’m burned out, then I can go several days between picking up a book…but this is pretty rare.

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

I generally always have at least one physical book on me. I have about nine or ten audio books on my phone right now. I have absolutely no idea how many e-books I have…at least in the dozens. So, lots 😂

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

I used to keep all of my books. Lately though, I have been far more willing to get rid of books because I have such a high volume of them coming in, and I’m running out of space!

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

Ooh, this varies. If I know what I want, then probably no more than 45 minutes. If I’m browsing, I could be there for at least a couple of hours.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

Here is a typical day for me (including work):

I tend to listen to an audiobook while I put on my makeup (approximately 15 minutes), then read while I eat my breakfast (30 minutes), listen to an audiobook driving to work (45 minutes), listen to audiobook while driving the flower delivery van at my job (2-3 hours), listen to audiobook driving home (45 minutes), read in the evening while hubby is playing video games with friends (1-2 hours), read while trying to fall asleep (30 minutes-1 hour).

So, in total, I typically read around 8 hours a day. If I’m not working, it would probably be more around 5-6 hours(taking out the audiobooks while driving, and adding in sitting around the house reading.)

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

It only appears on my to-do list if I have a book I need to finish super quickly in order to write a review by a certain date. Otherwise, it isn’t something I need to be reminded to do…it’s something that keeps me from doing the stuff I should be doing 😉

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

I have absolutely no idea, but I’m going to guess in the multiple hundreds, potentially close to 500 or so. Someday I’ll have to count them up.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

I would more so now that I have a book blog. Before that, it might come up every so often, but not all of the time. I have a sufficiently wide range of interests haha

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

Apparently, the longest book I’ve read (according to Goodreads) is The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas at 1,276 pages. It was a required reading book in high school.

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

Technically, the only book I have like this is one that was given to me as a gift, so I wasn’t even the one who did the work! But, it’s still a cool story. When I was in middle school, I was very close to my school librarian. We both loved the book Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that this is my favorite book. It is out of print, and the author lives in New Zealand. My librarian, when I was about to move on to high school, got me a copy of Winter of Fire from a publisher in New Zealand that had a picture of the main character, Elsha, on the cover that was drawn by Sherryl Jordan herself. That book is still one of my most prized possessions. 🙂

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The copy on the left is the copy from the story, the one on the right is the traditional cover

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. This book is lauded by so many, and is one of my best friend’s favorite books. I just hated it. I pushed through, thinking that maybe it would redeem itself in the end. It didn’t.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

Well, seeing as 2018 is almost over, I’ll talk about what I have accomplished, and what I haven’t really accomplished. I have already surpassed my reading goal of 85 books for the year. I am over 100, and still going strong! I’ll be curious to see where I end up. I also had a goal to try to read at least one non-fiction book per month, but I think I’ve fallen off that wagon a bit. I certainly need to do better in that regard. I also need to try to read more of the books that I already own, which probably means I will be reading a lot more backlist next year than I did this year.

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

I think I have, but I’m not sure. If I have converted you into a reader, let me know in the comments! haha

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Joy. Creativity. Escape. Imagination. Knowledge.

 


I will tag a few people, but feel free to do this even if I don’t tag you!!

Luna @ Bookish Luna

Margaret @ Weird Zeal

Maxi @ Enthralling Umbrella Books

Bree @ In Love & Words


I would love to hear some of your answers to these questions! Lets talk about our bookish addiction down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,

Posted in Book Memes

WWW Wednesday: October 17, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words! All you have to do is answer the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

thewitchofwillowhall

I know I have been “reading” The Witch of Willow Hall for the past several weeks. I am legitimately going to try to get this read this week. We’ll see how that goes 😂

bookishboyfriends

I am excited to finish up Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy this week! I got to see Tiffany Schmidt and get her to sign my book this weekend at the Southern Festival of Books (go check out my post about the festival here!), and it just made me more excited to finish it.

thebelles

I’m listening to The Belles on audio right now. I had it on hold at the library, and it finally became available. I’m enjoying it so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

practicalmagic

I have been hearing so many people talk about how much they love Practical Magic lately, and I figured that it was a great time to finally read it, seeing as Halloween is in a few weeks. I listened to it on audio, and I really did enjoy it. I happened to see the movie first, so I was definitely comparing the characters to the movie actresses, and I felt like the casting was done very well. It was very fun to get to dive into the story more in depth and get more of the creepy details. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would certainly recommend it to people like me who don’t like scary things, but want to read something to get them in the spooky, Halloween-y mood. (4 Stars)

ashprincess

Ash Princess was a really fun read for me. I don’t read just a ton of YA fantasy, so I had been putting this off for a while, but I’m glad that I finally picked it up! I really enjoyed the world building. Also, even though most of the book takes place within the castle walls, I really enjoyed the setting. I always find it impressive when someone is confined to such a small area and can still make the story interesting. I really liked Theo, but I hope that we get a lot more of her personality in the next book. I was racing to the end to see what was going to happen, which is always a good sign for me! (5 Stars) 

edinburghtwilight

I decided to pick up Edinburgh Twilight because I could get it on audio on Kindle Unlimited, and I love Edinburgh. Win, win! I’m not generally a big mystery reader, but I did find the story interesting. The setting, obviously, made the book for me. I was able to say, “Ooh, I’ve been there!” a lot! I was highly bothered by the fact that it felt like every time I liked a character, oops, they’re going to be the next one to die. So, that is the main reason that I gave this a lower star rating. (3 Stars)

What do you think you’ll read next?

cityofghosts

I saw Victoria Schwab talking about City of Ghosts at the Southern Festival of books this weekend, and now I am super jazzed to read it!

lolita

Lolita is our book club pick for October, so I’m going to start on the audiobook for this soon (read by Jeremy Irons, which makes me way more excited for this than I was initially haha)


Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? What are you currently reading? Let me know down in the comments!

Love and happy reading,