The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. – Thomas Berger
Sometimes it is nice to do something a bit easier and so today I am doing a book tag.
I was not tagged to do this one, but it looked fun so I stole it from Howling Libraries.
So, let’s get started.
What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?
I think that the longest that I can go comfortably without reading a book is about eight hours. And that is only if I am busy with other things.
Normally I’ll pick a book every few hours if only for a few minutes.
How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?
I’ve carried my Kindle which has about two hundred books on it and like one other book at one time.
That is not normal. Usually if I am taking a book with me it is only one.
And since I would rather not carry things with me if I can avoid it there are times when I don’t take any books with me.
Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?
I tend to keep the books that I get since usually they are books that I like and want to have. If I don’t like a book though I will not keep it, but most of the time any book that I get is something that I want.
So, it is rare that I actually get rid of a book. Actually I can’t remember the last time that I got rid of a book…
How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?
Normally it is about twenty minutes to half an hour, but if I didn’t have to leave because of real life I would probably spend quite a bit longer in a book store.
How much time per day do you actually spend reading?
Usually about one and a half to two hours I will read something that I actually choose to read, although if I have time I will read more of books that I choose.
Then I also read about two or more hours of required reading a day.
So, I guess I spend quite a bit of my day reading.
Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?
Since I don’t put things on my to-do list that I would do anyways, at least most of the time I don’t, I don’t put ‘picking up a book’ on my to-do list.
How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?
I have no idea. Maybe a hundred?
Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?
Since I spend a lot of time with book lovers they do come up quite often.
I live in a family where biting one’s thumb is quite an insult, at least, we pretend it is. Mostly it is an insult in fun.
What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?
Over a thousand pages.
It might be Les Miz. I read quite a few long books and I don’t feel like going to check the page count of about fifteen books.
Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e searching bookshops, online digging, etc.)?
I can’t think of any at the moment.
A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. There are others too, but that is the one that came to mind.
What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?
- Pay more attention to what I am reading by tracking everything I read.
- Focus more on everything in the book and take my time to read them.
- Read the Iliad and Odyssey in English.
Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?
Maybe… I’ve at least recommended books that they’ve enjoyed.
Describe what books mean to you in five words.
Magic leading to new discoveries.
So, that is that tag. If you enjoyed and feel like doing it feel free to consider yourself tagged!
How would you describe what books mean to you in five words?