The Book Addiction Tag

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? I hope you’re good.

Today I have a tag for you. The last time I did a tag was a ago and I’m so excited for this one. I was tagged by Sepia from SepiaReads. You can read Sepia’s answers here.

And now without further ado, let’s start with the tag!

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

This is really a tricky question. I don’t know! Sometimes when I read too much (which can happen) I won’t read for a day or two maximum. But sometimes I’m simply not able to read even if I force myself because I have so much to do for uni. There are days where I simply fall asleep before even touching a book. So I’d say that my limit would be 2 days?

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

I have so many ebooks on my kindle and phone. So I’d say a lot. I usually have a physical copy (however I don’t take it with me when I go to lectures), my kindle, my phone & when I go to uni I always have my iPad with me. So I always have 3 possibilities in my bag. Plus all the ebooks.

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

I started to put some of my books inside of bookshelves that you can find in hospitals or somewhere random on the street.

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

A LOT OF TIME! The longest time I’ve spent in a bookshop was about an hour. Yeah, I need my time with books. I love books, I love the smell of bookshops, I love everything that has to do with books!!!! (Yeah, I know that I’m crazy!)

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It depends. When I don’t have the time to read and I force myself to get some reading done before going to sleep then it’s half an hour. Otherwise during vacation I can spend a few hours on reading a book. I can’t remember my maximum but I’d say 4-5 hours before my eyes start to hurt.

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

I start my day with an audiobook when I take the bus to uni. So I already start in the morning, then I continue reading an ebook during my lunchbreak and afterwards I pick my audiobook up again when I’m on the bus to go home and then before going to bed I pick up a physical copy.

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

*staring like a complete idiot* I have absolutely no idea! A whole lot of books considering that I have 100 and something books on my physical TBR and I already read 300 books since joining Goodreads in 2016. So let’s say 500 in total? Including all the free ebooks of course! The physical books owned are probably around the 250-300 mark.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?


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

A book by Stephen King (can’t remember the name) and it was over 1200 pages long. I think it was the German translation of Under the Dome.

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

Yes, there is. I had to get my hands on Iron Gold by Pierce Brown and I absolutely had to get it on publication date. I had my preorder order on but the book got delayed (or was it because they couldn’t deliver it? I can’t remember anymore) So I cancelled that order and asked at my local bookstore if they could order it for me. And a few days after the release day I was the proud owner of the book. Unfortunately I still haven’t read it. I don’t want anyone that I love to die xD And with Brown you never know!

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. I loved Fangirl and when I started reading Carry On I had very high expectations and I was so disappointed after the first chapters. I still am! I’m not even sure if I will read the sequel.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

#1 – Finish all the ARCs and review copies I got since the beginning of my blog.
#2 – I only want to buy the sequels of the books I currently own and not buy anything new. (I think I will fail)
#3 – Read more diverse genres. Like memoirs, graphic novels, etc. I want to get out of my comfort zone!

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

Nah, unfortunately not! I got people in high school to watch Doctor Who but I never managed to convert someone into a reader. Please tell me your secrets!!!

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Life, Surprises, Adventures, Magic, Happiness

Et voilà! This tag was so much fun! If you want to answer these questions, consider yourself tagged. 🙂

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