February 13, 2019: The Book Addiction Tag

I came across this book tag through Harper Grae’s page.

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

A few hours…but only because I’m busy working.

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

Usually just one. I always have some type of book with me. If I have my Kindle, there’s several books on there.

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

I’ve given away books in the past, when I had to move.

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

About an hour. I always lose track of time in there!

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It depends if I’m working. On work days I spend about an hour a day. When I’m not working, over a couple hours.

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

Always on an important spot!

How many books do you think you own, including eBooks?

Hmmm….right now, I believe over a hundred-fifty. Most of them are packed away, due to a recent move.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in a conversation?

With friends, most of the time. Sometimes at work, with a couple co-workers. We have different reading tastes, but we understand that passion for reading, which matters the most.

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

The Stand by Stephen King. Over 1,100 pages.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds?

I had to pick up ‘The Oyster Thief’ when I first heard about it a few months ago. I finally picked it up at the library a couple weeks back. It was an amazing book.

A book you struggled to finish but didn’t DNF

‘Not That I Could Tell’ by Jessica Strawser. The mystery angle intrigued me, but it veered into ‘Chick-Lit’ territory, which is not my fave. I stuck with it though!

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  • Read at least 30 books this year (so far I’ve read 7)
  • Embrace the concept of audiobooks. I signed up for Audible last month. It came through for me during a rough period!
  • Feel more confident posting and sharing my love of reading!

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

No, not yet!

Describe what books mean to you in 5 words.

Reading is a welcome escape!

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