I was tagged by Megan at The Book Nerdigan! She’s got an AWESOME site, so I recommend checking it out!
So, onto the questions!
1. What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
Hmmm, I would have to say about a week. Any more than that I can I start to get irritable and worn down. Reading is my escape from reality and I need that! Although, to be honest, if I go a day without reading–normally I read just before bed every night–I start getting antsy.
2. How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
Normally I carry around one book, normally a paperback. But, if I have my kindle with me, pshh well then I’ve got like 12 books ready to go!
3. Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I have actually just started weeding out my shelves and giving some books away to people. I used to keep EVERY single book, even the ones I never read/will ever read! There’s just something sacred about a book, ya know? But, I’m running into space issues now, so I’ve started getting rid of a few to make room for my new ones 🙂 But if I like a book, I can’t see myself ever getting rid of it.
4. How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Hours. Days. As long as possible before my fiance or family drags me out by the hair. No, but really, I could live in a bookstore. Especially if it’s one that has a little cafe inside it. Coffee and books so naturally mesh together.
5. How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
Depends on the book! On weekdays, I normally just take an hour or two to read in bed before I go to sleep, while on the weekends I tend to read at least 3-4 hours a day, depending on how busy my weekend is. But it really does depend on the book. If I get into one, I can spend a good 3-4 hours during the week in one sitting just reading, not to mention literally all day on the weekend.
6. Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
I’ve mentioned it before already, but I tend to read just before bed. On the weekend, however, I read both in the morning in bed and just before sleeping at night. And probably at some point midday cuddled up on the couch 🙂
7. How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
Oh goodness, I don’t even know where to begin with this number. Uhhhh I’d say in Ebooks only, I own maybe 50? Actually probably more like 100 because a lot of those are boxed series… But I only just started using my kindle a little less than a year ago. As for real, physical books, I would estimate I own… Ima just go with 1000. I mean, I grew up with books. I have them scattered over several houses, different rooms, and I almost never get rid of one once I have it (see above for the new exception!). So it’s just built up over time. It also really helps with this blog, because I think in just these last few months, I’ve picked up at least 50 new books.
8. Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Actually not that often, as most of my friends/family don’t really care about books. But if I’m on Twitter or one of my other bookish-related social media, I’ll talk about books ALL DAY.
9. What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
Uhhhh I guess Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan (in the Wheel of Time series) at 1,024 pages. I don’t really pay attention to how big my books are… SIZE DOESN’T MATTER!
10. Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
Really any Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson books. I’ve scoured the internet and bookshops/fairs for every single one of their books and editions of those books. Although I can’t say that I own every single one of them, because I’m also really trying to be thrifty and not spend a huge amount of money on books right now (LOL yeah right)
11. A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
Gust of Wind by R.G. Bisig. I just really love superhero books and absolutely adore the X Men, so I was reaaaally hoping that the end would redeem the rest of it… But alas, it did not. Definitely not worth it.
12. What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
- Read 100 books total.
- Complete the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge
- Get my fiance to read the Wheel of Time
- As a bonus, a bookish goal for this year is to get a Wheel of Time tattoo!
13. Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
My little sister! And my brother. Annnnnnd I’m getting to my fiance 😉 Mostly I constantly nagged at them to read the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, and eventually they all gave in… And now they LOVE reading! HA! I win. Still working on breaking down my fiance though. He’s intimidated by the size of the series.
14. Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Escape. Safety. Home. Friendship. Inspiration.