my friend over at acascadeofbooks tagged me to do this, so by obeying the laws of physics ,I will do it. Without further ado let’s start:
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
A few hours I would say, no longer than six hours. Any longer I will star suffering withdrawal and get antsy!
How many books do you carry on your person (or Kindle) at any one time?
Have around 300-400 books on the kindle, but usually bring a book with me wherever I go, the number of books is also depending on how long I am
staying in a place.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
Yes, I keep every book I buy/receive. I am what you could call a book hoarder! That is what my wife will call me, quite often, and what I call myself..
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Considering I do occasionally work in a bookshop, I will say up to 8 hours. But if it is just shopping for me, then I can spend up to an hour or two in a decent size bookshop! I am not a stranger to three hours either-
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
A lot I would say, I do read minimum 50-150 pages a day, so a few hours at least.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
I do not do a daily to-do list. I pick up a book whenever I feel like it! I live in the moment.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
So, e-books around 300-400. In physical form (hope my wife won’t read this) around 900+ that’s including collections of comic books and novellas.
Approximately how often do you bring books up in conversation?
Depending on whom I talk to, quite often. Some not at all. if it was up to me, I would constantly talk about book, but apparently this is not a polite thing to do and some people would find it tiering (weaklings).
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
That is easy, single book; It by Stephen King. 1376 pages.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc)?
Yes, first Joe R. Lansdale novel, Act of Love, originally published in 1981, been republished a few times since then, but really hard to get a copy of, got a second-hand hardcover copy published 2012 from Subterranean Press (last time it was published in physical form).
Amazing book too, BTW!
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
Hmm, this is hard, the only book I can think of is Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, its only 150 pages, but it took me 4 days to finish, good book, but the pacing did not agree with me.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
Buy more books, read more books and blog more about books!
Done quite well on all three, I guess!
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Not via inspiration or incessant nagging, But brute force and kink shaming work wonders though.
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
This is a really hard question! “An escape from reality”, wait that’s only four words, lets try again. “An escape from reality, yo” yo is a word right? Well it is now!
That’s it, thank you for reading! And thanks to acascadeofbooks for throwing this my way!