The Addicted to Books Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Addicted to Books tag, which I’ve not been tagged for but have fancied giving a go since I saw Aoife’s post. Onto the post!

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

I think the longest I’ve went in recent years is about a day, and by the end of that I’m desperate to read something. Comfortably I can go a few hours, depending on what else I’m doing during the time.

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

Generally just one, but I’ve seen me take three for a simple trip to the supermarket before. If a book is short or I’m a good bit through something I like to have two on me.

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

I’d love to keep all my books but I don’t have the room, so lots get passed on!

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

I don’t tend to be there that long, I think. Generally about half an hour-ish, but sometimes less and sometimes more.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

I’ve never actually timed it. It totally depends on the day really- some days I’ll spend hours and hours reading and others I just fit in chapters in spare five minutes. I’d guess around an hour or two on an average day, but I’m not actually sure.

Where does the task โ€˜picking up a bookโ€™ appear on your daily to-do list?

It doesn’t! I don’t generally make big plans about when I’ll read because I rarely keep to it.

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

I’d take a stab at about 600, but I’ve never actually counted them so I’m not sure.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

It completely depends on who I’m talking to and in what capacity I’m talking to them. But I’d say quite a lot, because even people who barely know or see me tend to know I love books.

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

I think it’s probably the same as Aoife’s; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Which is my favourite one.

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

I went to quite a bit of effort to get the sprayed edges version of Beetle Queen. No regrets; I love a good polka dot.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. I think I’d just DNF something else and I was determined to finish it. Ended up being my least favourite book of 2017.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

I deliberately only set myself a Goodreads goal this year, which was 120 (which I’m well on the way to achieving! And will hopefully surpass.).

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

I’ve definitely persuaded my mum to pick up certain books I love, and dad is prone to reading some of my mystery books sometimes too.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

The best way of escaping.

What would your answers to some of these be? Do we have any in common? I’d love to hear I’m the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

7 thoughts on “The Addicted to Books Tag”

  1. “The best way to escape.” – I love that!
    Nice work on your Goodreads goal too! I set mine low thus year as I knew I’d struggle to read as much with Peapod but I’m on track to meet or beat it too so I’m happy with that!


    1. I don’t do it very often- it mostly happens on days when I’m really busy e.g. when I had loads of deadlines on with school there were days when I didn’t read and it was horrible! Weirdly reading is one of the only things I can face doing when I’m feeling really ill- I sometimes struggle to concentrate on films or TV so I end up reading loads instead. And thank you for calling me the queen of book tags, I work very hard at it ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜‚


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