The Book Addiction Tag || Tags & Awards

Hello beautiful people!

Thank you Jordyn @ Jordyn Roesler for tagging me in The Book Addiction Tag!

Jordyn’s a wonderful blogger that I’ve only recently (but luckily) have discovered! Her content is lovely, just as she is! So make sure to visit her site!

The Creator and the Questions

From what I can tell, the tag was created by Always Trust in Books. If I’m wrong, please let me know!

  1. What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
  2. How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
  3. Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
  4. How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
  5. How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
  6. Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
  7. How many books do you reckon you own in total (including eBooks)?
  8. Approximately how often do you bring up books in a conversation?
  9. What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
  10. Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e. searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
  11. A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
  12. What are three of your main book goals for 2019?
  13. Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a read (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
  14. Describe what books mean to you in five words.

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

Hmmm … back in high school and current day, I can’t go a week or two without picking up a book. But for a couple of years, I could go months without reading … which is a main reason why I decided to start this blog!

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

I don’t really carry a kindle or kobo around with me, so typically only one — the main one I’m reading at the time. I do tend to have a few books on my phone since I have the kindle app on it.

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

I DEFINITELY donate books that I either (a) didn’t enjoy, (b) liked but don’t plan to re-read or (c) liked but aren’t aesthetically pleasing for decor … yup … I’m a book cover snob … don’t judge! Honestly though, I have no choice BUT to donate with my small place.

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

Well … since bookshops are a form of therapy for me … anywhere between an hour to over 4 hours … yeah … I’m one of thooooooooose people.

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

Okay … this is difficult since I’m a “read it all in a day” reader. I’ll say that I typically read 4+ hours a week, but I don’t necessarily read every day (though I have been recently). If I do and it’s not a weekend, about an hour?

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

It really depends … work and fitness are higher up, with reading close afterwards … unless I need to clean … then that’s like priority number one. I’ve very ROUTINE ORIENTED, so this question is hard to answer without a specific day being given lol!

Seven. How many books do you reckon you own in total (including eBooks)?

Oh gosh … I should copy Jordyn and make an excel sheet. Maybe 100 books? I know over 75 due to a recently Instagram challenge I did. At either rate, WAY more than I thought I owned … oops.

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

Apparently more often than I think I do, according to my friends. Probably at least ONCE a day?

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

I’m not going to include anthologies, so probably one of the Harry Potter books … I think Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the longest in the series.

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

All the ORIGINAL Harry Potter books … the original UK print that was also available in Canada.

… ONCE upon a time, a naive girl named Jenna thought it was okay to let people borrow her books. She then learned that some people don’t cherish books as much as she does, causing some of her books to go missing and/or ruined. Thus, she went on a hunt to find ALL the ones she didn’t have without spending thousands of dollars. Luckily, she found them in fairly good condition and she is forever grateful for the beautiful app called Kijiji.

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving — I don’t know WHY I felt the need to finish this short story, but I did … and it was so flippin’ difficult to finish!! My goodness … B-R-U-T-A-L!

Twelve. What are three of your main book goals for 2019?

  1. Finish 52 books.
  2. Finish every Emma Mills book (I have ONE left).
  3. Clean my TBR list.

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

I don’t think I’ve CONVERTED people into becoming a reader, but I have convinced people to read more or read books that are out of their comfort zone … and they were ALL SUCCESSES! Oh yes, I’m a cool kid!

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

Experiencing a multitude of lives.

The Nominees

Reads By Tiffany | A Book. A Thought. | Book Bastion | Insight My Library Mind | BookBum


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28 thoughts on “The Book Addiction Tag || Tags & Awards

  1. This was interesting to read. When I was a teenager I couldn’t even imagine giving away a book even if I had DNF’d it or hated it, but these days I can’t imagine not doing so. After all, I know someone out there will enjoy the book, so I’m good with giving it to someone who wants it or donating it to a library, plus it leaves me more room for books that I will actually enjoy πŸ˜€

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  2. Such a fun tag! Made me think about how long I’ve gone without reading… probably not more than a few days in the past few years? Although it’s different when I’m in the middle of a semester. I’m still reading, just not the books I’d prefer to be reading haha πŸ™‚

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  3. Yay, so glad you did this!! With your plans to read the last of Emma Mills’s books, which has been your favorite so far? I have only read Foolish Hearts and I think I gave it 4 stars, so definitely interested in picking up more!

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  4. I love how your reading goals are so short and sweet, it looks so attainable! Whereas I’m like read all the books? πŸ˜›

    Sometimes I wish to read all day, but what I’ve come to realize, I actually don’t like reading all day. My mind gets fuzzy and I need to physically do something, but I still have to pick up a book every day… I honestly hate going a day without reading at least a few pages! Words, I love words!
    I enjoyed reading your answers! πŸ™‚

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    1. LMAO! My goals used to be HUGE! But then my anxiety would kick in and I’d feel like a failure when I didn’t complete them. So … baby steps πŸ˜‰

      It honestly depends on the novel for me. And due to working a 9 to 5 job and then yoga most nights, I end up not reading much during the week. So hiding inside for a day to read has become my new favourite thing πŸ˜‰

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      1. Oh man, I totally agree. Baby steps is the way to go! I need to start prioritizing my life in baby steps! πŸ˜›
        Oooo that does sound very nice! I take transit to work so I spend my time reading on the bus, then if I don’t eat lunch with anyone I read during lunch… I try to fit it in where I can you know? I literally do nothing when I get home πŸ˜› so I spend some evenings just reading.

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  5. The Queen of Tags has returned and I LOVE it !! πŸ˜…πŸ’•
    As always, I love this tag, honey. Thank you SO much for the nomination, it will be super fun to answer all these questions 😍

    I love your little story about letting people borrow your books, it’s literally me when I was a child. I used to lend EVERYTHING I had, I know, I’ve always been a Hufflepuff lol. Well, in conclusion, I always ended up losing my books and toys, so my mother ended up getting mad at me. Ugh, MEMORIES *dreamy face* πŸ˜‚

    I wish you luck with your goal for the rest of the year! “Clean my TBR list” is in my goals for each year, I swear πŸ˜…

    I hope you have a beautiful day and an incredible week, beautiful❀️

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    1. LMFAO!!!! Oh my gosh … you slay me! πŸ˜‚

      Of course!! I hope you have fun with it! I just apparently know where ALL them tags are πŸ˜‰

      Oh my gosh yes … Hufflepuff’s forever! And yes … my lovely stories of childhood get me all nostalgic ha-ha!

      Oh yes … my TBR clean up task … I feel like that will be PERMANENTLY on my goal list lol! I haven’t done a Down the TBR Hole in a few weeks now, but I hope they help!

      Have a beautiful day, darlin! ❀

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  6. I could probably go months without reading, but I wouldn’t like it very much! And I agree that Order of the Phoenix is probably the biggest book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read it several times, but I don’t think I’ll get tried of reading it! However, other books which are 500+ pages really scare me.

    I also spend as much time as possible in bookstores! Usually 2 hours or so, but I would love to stay all day. πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed your answers, Jenna!

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  7. Great post, Jenna! I love this tag!! ❀ I recently realized that I own WAY more books than I thought I did … it might be time for me to donate a few that I don't particularly enjoy. lol. I spend hours at bookstores too, so you're not alone! I used to go months without reading, but in recent years, I have to pick up a book at LEAST once every other week. πŸ™‚

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