The Book Addiction Tag

I seen this tag over at AdeleIsReading and thought I’d do it to. You can see their post here. I’m not sure who created this tag so if you do, please let me know.


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

It really depends. If I’m really into a new tv show and binge watching, I can go weeks without picking up a book. Sometimes, like now, I don’t want to watch tv so I’ll watch youtube or read my book.

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

If we’re talking ebooks on my phone, I have a lot with me. Close to 40 or something so if I’m really bored, I can just start reading. If we’re talking physical I’d say one book because 2 or more would be too heavy.

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

I keep every book that I buy or receive. If I get it as a gift, I know that I’ll enjoy the book so there’s no need to make space for more. 

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

I can spend a lot of time in a bookstore. Maybe,30 minutes to an hour but I rarely buy anything. If I go into a store knowing what I want to buy, I can be out in 15-20 minutes.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading? 

I’m not sure. I think on the days that I actually read, I can spend 1 hour to even a whole day just reading. On average I’d say 2 hours.

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

Hardly at the beginning of the day because I’m not a morning person.I’d say in the middle or at the end of the day when I’m ready to sleep.

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

About 150-200. I really don’t know. Something along those lines.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Quite a bit. If my friends ask what I’ll be doing I’d normally say reading. Or more likely they’ll ask if I’ve seen a tv show and I’d say I need to read the book then I’ll watch the show. Some of my friends are readers so we talk about books a lot.

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

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas (980 Pages)

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

YES. I wanted a hardback of The Cruel Prince and didn’t buy it when it first came out. I couldn’t find any online or if I did it was a ridiculous price. I wanted them to match so I found a used copy online which was very affordable and it’s basically in perfect condition.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I started this a few years ago and only got about 40 pages in. I didn’t exactly DNF it because I knew I was going to get back to it at some point. I’m actually currently reading it.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. Finish all the E-Arcs I have from netgalley because I need to get 80%,
  2. Read all the books on my physical TBR.
  3. Read 52 books

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

My sister.I think she got influenced by me reading all the time and she’s a reader now.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.


I TAG: lafemmelivresque, Stéphanie, Deyae

I’m sorry if you’ve already done this, I’m not sure who has!

If I haven’t tagged you, consider yourself tagged.

What’s the longest book you’ve ever read?


14 thoughts on “The Book Addiction Tag

  1. This looks like a really fun tag! The longest book I’ve read is Les Miserables.

    I can’t read in the morning either, I can barely keep my eyes open haha.

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  2. books *are* really heavy, which still fascinates me because you wouldn’t think paper weighed so much (so thank goodness for ereaders! my backpack weighs enough as it is) I used to be such a stickler for reading the book before watching the movie / TV show, but lately I’ve been getting into Deadly Class and Umbrella Academy without having read the (graphic) novels first – I’ve noticed that I’m often happier with the adaptation if I can’t nitpick all the changes from the original, so I’m trying it out 😅

    funny story with The Knife of Never Letting Go, the whole time I was reading it, I kept thinking that my best friend at the time would absolutely love it – even though the only book I knew that we both loved was The House of the Scorpion and I didn’t like Knife very much; but I recommended it to her and she did in fact love it! it’s always so satisfying to matchmake a reader and a good read.

    the longest books I’ve read are the Song of Ice and Fire series (aka GoT), and someday I may try again to get through Inheritance cycle and LOTR.

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    1. I get what you mean by not nitpicking because you don’t know anything abort the source material. I’m planning on watching Umberella Academy but only after exams because I know I’d want to binge watch it.

      That’s such a cool story. That’s what I like about recommended books because even though you didn’t like it, you can recommend on others preferences.

      Ahh I really need to read GoT. I’ve tried reading LOTR when I was younger but not recently. I loved The Hobbit. I’ll hopefully read both of them soonish.

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      1. I’ve DNFed LOTR so many times, but finished The Hobbit because it was required reading in 8th grade – Tolkien has amazing worldbuilding and characters, but I just can’t get through his writing style 😅 maybe this makes me a bad reader, but I love the movies so much more haha.

        and Umbrella Academy is a pretty great one to binge! I’m only a few episodes in but loving it.

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