The Book Addiction Tag

I am excited that I get to do this today. It’s a chilled out morning here in Mbita and I for one, I’m pleased that I woke up feeling energized and healthy today. Have you read The Bibliophagist? You should and it’s courtesy of that blog that I am diving right into this tag.

The Book Addiction Tag

So, let’s dive into this:

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

I’ve never taken notice of this, but when I have many meetings lined up, I tend to focus more on planning and executing those and less on reading.

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

I now tend to carry more than 10 books on my Kindle Home library that I can read while on the road. I also carry a paperback for those long trips or in case my battery runs out.

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

I keep my books.

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

Longer than anyone should.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

This varies depending on the book I am reading, where I am reading and how I’m feeling, so something from an hour and more daily.

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

This is more of something I am used to doing so much so that I pick up books when I am either cooking, listening to music, cleaning the house, getting ready for bed, eating, and now even when going to the toilet.

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

More than 800. On Goodreads, I’ve read and reviewed 1531 books so does that mean I’m obsessed or just downright addicted?

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Not as often as I should.

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

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

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

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand!

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

This rarely happens but I came across a title via Netgalley and I struggled to finish it.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  • Read as many professional and technical books as I can
  • Write a novel
  • Buy more books to read

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

I wouldn’t know 🙂

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

A journey into another world.



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