The Book Addiction Tag | How big of a book nerd am I?

Since I’m really tired (I woke up at 6am and I’m not a morning person) and didn’t prepare anything for today (yay for my procrastination skills), I decided to do a fun tag today! I actually haven’t seen this around but I googled and found it and I thought it would be nice to just chat a bit about how big of a book nerd I am haha. I don’t know who created the tag, and I wasn’t tagged so I guess we should just get started!

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

Less than a day? I could probably go for longer but I love reading every day even if it’s just one chapter. I try to read every night before bed no matter what.

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

It depends where I am. If I’m going somewhere with a goal in mind (work, mall, etc) I don’t bring books because I’d only be carrying them around. However, I do always have my phone with several ebooks in case of a bookish emergency! For the rest, I usually have a book with me.

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

I keep a lot of books but the ones I really didn’t like or if I no longer want to support the author (they turn out to be a harasser or something like that), I get rid of them. I also need to make space on my shelves from time to time so then I give away some books. Last time I had like 15 books I all gave away to friends or my little sister.

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

I feel like a fake bookworm but I usually only spend like 10 minutes in a bookstore. I often go in with certain books in mind that I want and they almost never have them (oh the perks of living in a small town in a country that mainly sells books in Dutch). I’m not really the browsing type anymore, so I’m usually in and out pretty quickly. (And then I buy my books online because at least they stock them)

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

About 30 minutes at least, I think. Sometimes I read only 5 minutes but on other days I finish an entire book in an afternoon, so it differs!

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

Pretty low. During the day, I barely ever read, but it’s a high priotity at night! And also for the morning, but sometimes I have to work and/or don’t have time to read in the morning.

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

I think I own about 150 physical books, maybe less. Including eARCs, I think I own about 70 ebooks, maybe? Most of my books have been read. I think I own about 20-30 books and ebooks I haven’t read and some of them I have no interest in reading anymore.

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Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

In real life? Not at all… I am a total book geek online and talk to anyone and everyone about books online but in real life it’s quite different. I don’t really have many people to talk to about books. Especially now that I barely talk to my only IRL friends (oops). I got colleagues and my family but we don’t talk about books.

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

Uhm, if the collected edition of all Sherlock Holmes novels and stories counts, then about 1300 big pages with a very small font. If that doesn’t count, probably Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.

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

I tried to find a paperback copy of Strange the Dreamer, the US edition, but apparently that didn’t exist so… but for the rest, no, I don’t think so.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

A lot of classics.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

I don’t really have any goals, I think? I’m trying to just have fun with what I read, ignore my tbr and read some more feminist books but that’s not really a goal, that’s just something I like doing.

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

My little sister always was a big reader but she isn’t anymore so I’m still working on it. I got her to read a couple of books over the years so maybe I’ll be lucky.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Relaxing, distraction, entertaining, eye-opening (I don’t know if that counts as one word or two but I’m too tired to care).

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I really hope you didn’t notice too much how tired I am. I was really struggling to keep my attention while writing this post so excuse my errors if I made any.

How much do you read on a day? And how many book do you bring along with you wherever you go? Do you talk about books with your offline people?

37 thoughts on “The Book Addiction Tag | How big of a book nerd am I?

  1. I hope you can take a good nap after this post haha! That’s probably what I would’ve done instead of written and posted because I’m lazy like that. You’re such a diligent reader! Your TBR isn’t ginormous and you only spend a few minutes in the bookstore when you go and you’re able to read (almost) every day. Goals!

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    1. Haha it was almost 10pm so I just went straight to bed. I’m actually horrible at taking naps, I just don’t?? Maybe I should try more often with these early mornings at work (I’m really not used to getting up early)
      Hahaha thanks I guess xD

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  2. Awesome tag and great answers, Lia! I’m in the unfortunate situation as you where I don’t have anyone in my real life that I can chat books with. My blog is totally my outlet – you people understand me and that’s what I love about this community!

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    1. Yes! I have the same thing. But also, with all the book talk I do online, there’s not much need for me to talk much about it offline 🙂

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  3. I always feel the need to have a book on me, even when I know I’m not going to have time to read, which is something I’ve been trying to get away from—it would definitely lighten the load in my backpack when I go to class. As far as talking to people IRL, I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t really talk to anyone about the books I’m reading

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    1. I did that too for a while but I just kept hurting my back (especially in uni when I already had my laptop and other stuff to carry around). Now I just read on my phone if I really want to read.

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  4. Ooh fun! I have the same problem with classics. I also do pass on books occasionally- a lot of times I keep a book if I really liked it, but if it was just okay (and especially if I didn’t like it, obvs) I’ll pass that puppy along.

    Fun answers!

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    1. I think that’s a really good way to deal with books, because there’s always someone out there who might love it more than you did (plus, if you hated it, you don’t have to look at it on your shelf haha)

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    1. That’s really great! I think it really helps me to relax and get ready for bed (I sometimes have trouble sleeping).

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  5. Ahh, I totally relate with you on the sister thing! I can’t recall the last time my younger sister picked up a book, despite that she use to love reading! It makes me so sad.
    Maybe once she gets out of school for the summer I can work on getting her to read…

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    1. Summers are great for making your family read. I think my family reads more books in three weeks of vacation than they do throughout the other 49 weeks of the year haha

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  6. i’m like you and the amount i read each day varies. some days it’s just a little bit before nodding off and other days it’s the entire book. i pretty much always have at least one book with me; be it hard copy or audio book. and yes i talk about books with people in real life! but i have a lot of friends who also enjoy reading.

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    1. I do that too! It really depends on what book I’m reading and how much time I have (and for how long my laptop keeps me busy). I’m glad you have bookish friends! That’s great 😀

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  7. Very interesting! I try to keep a book on me, whether it’s digital or paper, most of the time – I don’t usually read e books, and if I do, then they are books I’ve already read…oops?
    Get some rest!!
    All the best,
    Little Lion, STSI

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    1. I’m always reading ebooks haha I just always have a paper book and an ebook or audiobook so I can switch to whichever I feel more like reading.
      I did! I went to bed immediately although I’m now tired again haha I’m bad at early mornings :/

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    1. I get that! I did that too for a long time but it got really heavy if I had to carry around my laptop and all other stuff on top of that xD

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  8. I never leave the house without a book on my person!! If I’m heading to class, I toss one in my backpack. I have a cross-body purse that is the perfect book-holding size and, coincidentally, that’s the purse I always take when I’m going out. Books have come to be my security blanket 🙂

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  9. This is such a great tag! I’ve been slumping recently so haven’t been reading much but it’s soo good that you read daily! COMMITMENT!! I spend SOOOO long in a bookstore. Most of the time, I don’t even buy anything but I love just wondering around and looking at everything AHHH.

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    1. I don’t think that was so special?? I thought everyone read every day wow
      It’s probably that I’m usually going to shitty bookstores (because there are no other bookstores near me.. 😦 )

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  10. Oh no I hope you’ll be able to get some rest soon Lia! I hate getting up that early haha. I can talk about books to my best friend, since she’s a bookworm as well, but I mostly talk about books online as well. It’s so weird to think that there are so many of us online, yet it’s so hard to find other bookworms in real life haha
    I don’t often bring a physical book with me, because I don’t like taking them with me when I go to school. My bag is heavy enough as it is haha. But I do have plenty of ebooks on my phone to keep me entertained 😛

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    1. I’m getting a lot of early shifts at my new job and I haven’t set my alarm in like three months so I’m not used to this haha.
      It might be that bookworms are just shy creatures? (at least I am :P)
      Ohh yes I feel you! I had the same problem, carrying around my laptop, textbooks and all my other stuff is enough for me.

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  11. Omg I love this tag! I don’t read everyday but I try to otherwise I go crazy. Maybe I can take a day off or two but after that, I need to read. It’s a necessity. I have to have a book on me at all times. I can’t stand when I don’t have one. Sometimes I carry multiple but I at least have to have one. Also I spend like an hour or two in the bookstore just browsing. I talk about books in real life because I can’t stop talking about them and some of my friends are bookworms so they can relate.

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    1. It has just become a habit for me and I actually feel bad if I don’t set aside at least a little bit of time each day to read. I don’t carry around books much because I always have too much stuff with me and my bag gets heavy. I’m glad you have bookish friends!

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  12. I hadn’t heard of this tag but it sounds like a really fun one to do! I love your answers and I can’t believe you only have 20-30 unread books go you! I love browsing book stores but it is annoying when they dont have the one book you really wanted. I am definitely going to do this tag.

    Lucy // lucyturnspages.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I don’t buy a lot of books so I don’t have a lot of unread books. My bookstore is just too small to have any of the books I want, so maybe if it actually had books I like, I would buy more books and have more unread books as well.

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  13. I really love this Tag, it contains a lot of great questions 🙂 I also usually read in the evening, as I rarely have the time or motivation during the day! If I sit down to read I prefer to read at least 30 minutes, if not longer.

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    1. I don’t read that much during the day either, even though I have the time often. Sometimes I set aside some time during the day but for the most part I read at night.

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