The Book Addiction Tag

Salam!

Today’s a Saturday and we (the Humanities sections) had to go to school to attend a Social Science seminar. It was quite fun!

I haven’t done a book tag in a long time, so I found a good one over at Socially Awkward Bookworm. Welcome to the Book Addiction Tag!

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

A few hours…8 at the most. I mean, I don’t even notice when I pick a book up and start reading it, so I’ve never really noticed, but I’m at school for 8 hours every day so I can safely say that!


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

I take my phone everywhere with me. Now let’s see…my phone has 10 books in it (Kindle app), so yeah, I have a great variety of books to read at all times!


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

I do pass books on…about 10 years after I buy them. The thing is, the only books I’ve ever passed on are those little Ladybird (or was it Ladybug) books, the ones that teach you how to pronounce three and four letter words. All other books are way too precious and no one takes my books away.


4. How long would you spend in a book store on a standard visit?

I get to go to Crossword whenever my mom wants to go shopping, so I usually get an hour or two to sit under the Reading Tree and enjoy a book or half! By choice, though, I could sit their the whole day. Who needs food and water when you have books?


5. How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

On an average, two hours. When I have no studies – or when I’m on vacation – about five hours!


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

Right under ‘finish whatever work you need to submit tomorrow’. If there’s no work due the next day, then it’s on top of the list.


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

Hmm… I think about 200 (*sighs*). I really need to buy more books.


8. Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Books are really the only topic I can bring up in a conversation, so quite frequently. ‘Do you like reading?’ is the the first three questions I ask a stranger. If the answer is no, then I’m sorry, we can’t be friends.


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

A Dance With Dragons, which clocks in at 1016 pages.


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

Oh, there are so many of those books. The Caraval series, the Throne of Glass series, Step Sister…the list just goes on.


11. A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I was done with it by one-third of the book, but since I can give up on almost anything before I give up on a book, I finished it. And successfully understood absolutely nothing.


12. What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

1. Read at least 52 books.

2. Read 10 science fiction books.

3. Finish all the book series I’ve started.


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

Oh yes, one of my best friends didn’t like reading for years. When, after incessant nagging, I forced her to read Philosopher’s Stone, she got addicted to Harry Potter (as expected) and now she’s pretty much open to talking about books. 💁 One of my other best friends loathes reading. Converting that stubborn mule into a reader is going to be really difficult.

How weird, I just stated in a previous answer that I don’t make friends with non-readers. Well, there’s always exceptions to the rule.


14. Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Books are my entire world.


I’m not going to tag anyone in particular for this tag, but feel free to do it if you want to! Make sure to either comment here or pingback to my post so I can see your answers!

Do you DNF books? Do you write negative reviews? How much time do you spend reading every day? Let me know!

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