I saw this book tag on Always Trust In Books post. I loved the questions so I thought I’d give it a go. Thank you for the inspiration, Stuart!
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
It used to be that I had to read daily in order to feel fulfilled, but since becoming a teacher my reading has slowed dramatically. I have been known to go for a week without picking up a book. Argh! Old me would have been crying in a corner, but new me realises that I just have to cherish the time that I can pick up a book. I make the most of school holidays!
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
I only carry 1 book. On my kindle there are 80 books! Eek. There used to be many, many more but when I got my new kindle I didn’t transfer books I no longer have interest in reading.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I don’t keep many books any more. I tend to pass them on to either my sister, friends or charity shops.
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
On a standard visit, I’d spend around an hour or so just browsing! ❤
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
It definitely varies. I have tried to read for at least 30 minutes a day during term time. I can solidly read for a few hours on a weekend or school holiday day!
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
Whenever I get the chance to. It does tend to be the evenings during term time and whenever during the school holidays.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
Between 100-200. That’s not too bad, right? I can imagine some of my non reader friends thinking WTF right now!
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Quite often. I often use the phrase ‘I’ve read the book!’ when I’m discussing movies with friends.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
Gone With The Wind- 1037 pages!
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc?
I don’t think so!
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
Gone With The Wind- it is one of my sister’s favourites so I felt like I had to get through it for her!
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?
Re-read Harry Potter, save £1 for every book read and conquer some 2017 debut novels!
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Hmm… I’m not so sure I’ve converted them into readers, but I’ve encouraged non-readers to pick up Harry Potter. That’s success in my eyes.
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Escapism, knowledge, fulfilling, intriguing, relaxation.