Did you like that southern drawl in that title? no? oh… yeah me neither.
Thank you to Book Inspector for letting me tag along with this one! (get it… ;])
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book? Hmm. It really depends. I have phases where I feel absolutely inclined to pick up another book as soon as I’ve finished one, but there are also times where I feel like I need a break and don’t read for a few days, or maybe even a week. I’ve actually been in that mood the past few days. I finished a book 06/18 and just started another today.
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time? As far as actual print copies go, usually one. It’s possible I’ll have two on me, if I’m planning on finishing up the other soon and want to have another within reach. My kindle and my phone both have lots, lots more.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more? I hate to admit it, but I’m completely selfish. I hate passing on my books. Even the books I don’t like, because they are still like my children. I’m definitely a book hoarder.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit? Uhm… probably an hour or so. I mean, on average. If I’m being rushed, I can narrow it down to 15-20 minutes, but if I’m not being rushed, it could be much, much longer. I really like to take my time in bookstores so that I can find something that really seems interesting.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading? Once again, it depends. Some days are really slow at work and I’ll get a few hours in of reading in the meantime. Other days I might only get to pick up a book up for 20-30 minutes. It also depends on if I have a migraine (I pretty much always do) because once my eyes get too sensitive, reading can literally be nauseating.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list? It doesn’t. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ For one, I don’t like lists, and for two, I don’t like to feel like I’m forcing myself to read. The inclination comes naturally plenty, but there are definitely days when I don’t feel like picking up a book at all, and that’s totally fine.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)? Uhm, a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. I’m not really sure to be honest. I have books literally everywhere… even at my mother’s house. Maybe 350ish?? 375???? I really don’t have any idea.
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation? In everyday conversation, my mother is the only person who really talks books with me. If we’ve both read the same book, or are recommending one to each other, we can talk about it pretty extensively. Oh, and my friend Dilsa. We talk about books sometimes. Every once in a while I’ll mention a book to someone else because I’m just that fascinated, but honestly, not often.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading? I really couldn’t tell ya… I’d imagine somewhere in the 600 range.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc? Yes! But not just one single book. Once I decide I want to read a book, I will search the Earth to find it. This is pretty much my experience with all of my “want to read”s.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF? The disaster that was I Was a Bitch. I don’t even want to talk about it.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018? 1- Make my “owned but not read” pile substantially smaller. 2- I NEED MY 80% BADGE ON NETGALLEY OK??? To be clear, I have an over 80% feedback ratio, but you only get your badge when you’ve been approved for 20+ books, and I am very selective about what I… select. Ya know, to review. I don’t want to put too many ARCs in my pile all at once. 3- Find a new psychological thriller that absolutely blows my mind because it’s been too long.
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)? No, I don’t think so. My mom got me into reading at a very young age, and I try to force certain books onto my sister, but she’s very picky about what she’ll read.
Describe what books mean to you in five words. Escape, exciting, soothing, relaxing, otherworldly.
That sounded supppperrr corny but still 200% accurate.