A while ago I read Marie’s post on Drizzle and Hurricane books about this book tag. Since there were exactly 14 questions, I just knew I had to use them too!

I’ve been a bit busy with renovating our new house and moving in, so this post has been sitting in my drafts folder a long time. Still, I like the idea and this way, you can read more about me and my bookish life.

So here it is, the 14 questions of the book addiction tag, answered by me.

Feel free to use the questions too!

The questions:

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

That depends on what’s going on. But in just everyday life, it’s usually about 3 or 4 days.

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

Just one… I am reading one book at a time and that’s the book I’ll take with me. When it’s an e-book, I sometimes have up to 5 books on my e-reader, but not more than that.

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

I mostly read e-books, so I don’t need to make room for other books 😅 The books I do have can be borrowed, but I do like to keep them!

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

Not long at all! I feel awkward just browsing, because usually I end up buying the e-book version of the books I find in the store.

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

That really depends on the day, but if I have to give an estimate it would be between an hour on days off to 2 hours on work days (because of my long commute).

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

Somewhere verrrrry low. It’s mostly a last resort when I really don’t know anything else to do, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like it!

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

Probably somewhere around 100 books, including some childhood books. Half of it are e-books, other half mostly paperback.

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

Lately a lot more, because I have been reading some self-help books. I reflect and tell people what I read and learned.

When talking to my brother: every time. He gets why I like reading.

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

I really don’t know. But looking at the answer of other bookbloggers I guess I would say Harry Potter. I only read the first two books, but those were big ones and I normally read books of 200-300 pages.

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

YES! Just recently, I really really wanted A Love Letter Life by Audrey and Jeremy Roloff. I follow them on Instagram and was very excited to read their book. They shared so many reviews that it changed people’s life. So I looked, only found it on international sites that require a credit card and asked my brother if I could use his because I don’t have one. That’s how desperate I was, I just couldn’t wait!

Spoiler alert: the book was a disappointment. Full review coming!

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

Also just recently. I had a bunch of free e-books and I just couldn’t NOT read them, because they were free! But two of them (Dutch books) were really a drag. Not my thing at all.

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

I really have just one goal, but I’ll try to think of something

  1. Finish 45 books this year. That’s my Goodreads reading challenge goal.
  2. Read some books that have been on my TBR-list FOREVER.
  3. Read more self-help books, because they are very inspiring and interesting.

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

I don’t think so. Not yet anyway *still hopeful*

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

A welcome escape from reality 😊

Can you relate to my answers?