Am I addicted to Books? [Book Tag]

Straight answer is YES but since there is a book tag then I’m doing that too. It’s book tag so, y’know. I saw this tag done by Kate of Reading Through Infinity. Check out her blog and check out my answers below!


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

Depending on the medium of the book I am reading, it could be a few hours to just a few minutes. I have to leave my phone in my locker at work during office hours so I can’t read during down times but I can bring a book which I do read every spare moment I get.

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

Typically just one physical book at a time, I carry a small bag and I don’t really like putting my books in my bag to avoid the tips being bent, but my phones e-reader app has about 10 books in it in one go, sometimes more.

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

The only time I pass on a book is if it was given to me by someone thinking I’d read it just because I like reading even if I don’t like the genre or the writing style.

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

Uhm…If I was by myself, maybe a couple of hours. Like 2-3 hours depending on the bookstore I go to. I’m proud to say I can browse and leave a bookstore without have to buy anything that doesn’t catch my attention. If I’m with other people I won’t even bother dragging them to the bookstore, unless they’re bookworms too. We’d probably end up staying there for longer than 2-3 hours.

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

On a regular work day a cumulative of 2 hours. On the weekends, I only stop for food runs and bathroom breaks.

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

On my Payday to-do List under Need-to-Buy. LOL. If Payday is a weekday then I move it to the closest weekend.

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

About 15,000 in total combined physical and electronic books.

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

Depends on who I’m talking to. Most often than not I don’t.

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

Hhhhmmmm… I actually don’t remember. I know I’ve read a lot of longs books before but not really how many pages and which books they are.

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

Yeah. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I wanted to own it ever since I bought and read my e-book copy. I couldn’t find it anywhere and online was just too expensive. My bub found it and gave the book to me as a birthday present 2 years ago.

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

I don’t force myself to finish books I struggle to read and I do DNF them. I can say I had to read and finish Pride and Prejudice in Uni and I hated every minute of it.

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

  • Buy one Book every time I get paid (so that’s one every 2 weeks)
  • Reach my blog follow goal of 600 before the year ends
  • Finally buy a bookshelf

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

Maybe. I don’t follow up on the people I share book with. If they became a reader then good for them.

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

I. Live. And. Breath. Books.


This is my 3rd book tag this month. hehehe. Possible next post is a mini review compilation if I still have time this month. Watch out for my July wrap up!

4 thoughts on “Am I addicted to Books? [Book Tag]

    1. I can actually imagine it. 😅

      Us bookworms will all be guilty of beimg addicted to books. Payday is a ways away and I’m already planning what book to buy. Hihi

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