Huge thanks to Crystal @PaperRoyaltyBlog for the tag.
I don’t get tagged in many tags involving books and this was a lot of fun. Again, thank you Crystal and everyone, go check out her blog.
Onto the tag.
x What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
I’ve gone months but that’s usually when nothing piques my interest, but I wouldn’t say anything over two months. I hate reading droughts.
x How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any time?
I usually carry one at a time, which is usually to work when I have free time in the evenings to read. If I’m traveling or finishing up one, then I could carry any from two to five.
x Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
No, I usually keep them unless I tried to read and couldn’t get into them, then I might give it to my sister or they end up being donated.
x How long would you spend a standard visit in a bookstore?
I could spend an hour or so, but it’s usually only thirty minutes. I get anxiety when workers see me there for too long like they think I’m weird for walking around and looking for long periods of time. I don’t know why I’m like this.
x How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
Depends on the day. Like I said, if I have free time at work I get to read for a few hours, but other times it might not be that long. I try to read every day though.
x Where does the task “picking up a book” appear on your daily to-do list?
Like the last question, it depends on the day.
x How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
I’m trying to mentally think of my bookshelf…at least 100 but I could be humble about that.
x Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
If I just finished one I’ll talk to my sister or mom about it, especially if it annoyed me or really excited me, but they’re the only ones so I guess not that often.
x What’s the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
I’ve read some long ones, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a good example, but I don’t know for sure. It’s been a while since I read a really long book.
x Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e. searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
Not that I can think of. I remember being young, like five or six and being on a waiting list at our library for Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone. I honestly remember waiting each week for when a copy became available.
x A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
I’m thinking of one but can’t remember the name…I guess it shows how much I liked it. I can tell you a book I recently could NOT finish, it was Yellow Brick War. I got into two or three chapters and just stopped because I was annoyed.
x What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
I’d like to 1.) read two books a month (I’m already on three) 2.) broaden the genres I read (I’m getting more into poetry and 3.) get my own book published? Can that count?
x Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Not really or none that I could think of. I remember trying to get ex-boyfriends/guy friends to read but to them, reading wasn’t “cool.” It sounds so cliche but honestly, that’s how it was.
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Escapism, adventure, emotion, calm, and immersive.
x Cee Arr @Dora Reads
x Jaycee @Thinking Moon
x Amanda @Amanda Cade
Let me know when/if you do the tag!