The Book Addiction Tag

The Book Addiction Tag


Hey all and welcome to my vlog! My name is
Erin and today we’re gonna be doing the Book Addiction Tag. I was tagged by
Steph’s Romance Book Talk and I will put a link to her video in the description
below. If you are not already following Steph get on that cuz she’s awesome!
On to the questions! #1 What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book? I wouldn’t say that comfortable is
exactly the right word for this but I have gone weeks or months without
reading a book. I no longer have a commute and I work from home so a lot of
what I used to have for reading time kind of disappeared. I tend to only read
before bed and sometimes I plan terribly and work right up until it’s time to
sleep or we’ll watch a show or something before we go to bed. In those cases I
don’t really read all because my eyeballs are pretty well ready to fall
out of my head by that time. I would like to read more but I am working on the
whole guilt thing of prioritizing that over my million mile long to-do list. #2 How many physical books do you carry on your person- physical or device-at any one time? I have a whole two books on my Kindle app on my phone. They are Weird and Wonderful which is a holiday romance anthology published by
Rose Lark Publishing and a whole bunch of my writing friends are in there and
the other is Cinders and Ash by Kira DeSomma who is another one of my writing
friends. I will put links to both of those books in the description below if
you want to check them out. As for physical books I don’t carry any when I
go places. Partly because my purse is very small now by design so that I can’t
carry a whole shit ton of stuff but also because I tend to get a lot of my books
from the library now and I like to keep them at home so that I know they’re safe.
If I’m leaving the house it’s usually with my husband either for an
appointment or running errands or a date or whatever so I tend not to bring a
book with me for those cases. If I am left to my own devices at any point then
I usually just chat with friends on my phone. #3 Do you keep every book you buy or receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more? I definitely do not keep all of my books. I used to frequent library sales and
secondhand bookstores ALL the time and for all my birthdays and Christmases I
would ask for a gift certificates to the book store. I had SO many books.
I purge my book collection usually about once a year. I donate anything that
is still good quality and the ones that survived the purge are usually reference books or books that I am intending to reread or read in the first place. #4 How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit? I used to live in bookshops when I was in university. A lot of my class breaks were
spent at the super cheap campus bookstore where everything was on sale
all the time or at the Chapters down the road. My friends and I would go for a
couple hours and we would just hang out in the romance section usually and find
new stuff to read.Now my trips to the bookshop tend to be really short because
I’m usually looking for a specific book and I don’t take that much opportunity
to browse anymore because I get majority of my book recs from people online and
then I just see if my library has it. #5 How much time per day do you
actually spend reading? Maybe about half an hour? If I get really into a story
maybe up to an hour or two but that very much depends on what time I’ve gone to
bed. I can’t actually remember the last time that I’ve just chilled for hours
and read. Unless we’re counting critique reading and then I do spend several
hours a day on those but they’re not really fun reading, they’re work reading
that is fun so I don’t know if that counts. #6 Where does the task picking up a book appear on your daily to-do list? It does not appear at all. I feel bad about that but I do not count reading as
a to-do list item. I just read as often as I can which is not anywhere near as
often as I would like. #7 How many books do you
reckon you own in total, including ebooks? In total I think was about 330 last time
I counted. My peak it was about a thousand but that was before I moved out
and realized I would have to transport a thousand books so that got cut down significantly. #8 Approximately how often do
you bring up books in conversation? Honestly it depends what I’m reading at
the time. If I’m a loving a book I will rarely shut up about it and if I am hating a book then my friends are definitely gonna hear about that too. #9 What is the biggest book (page count) that you have finished reading? I am a 90% certain that this is Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon at
752 pages and that just narrowly squeaks past Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon which I think is 728 pages. So those were long suckers. #10 Is there a book you have to get your hands on against all odds searched bookstores, online digging, stalked authors, etc.? I think the only book I’ve
ever been super duper antsy to get my hands on was SnakeCharm by Amelia
Atwater-Rhodes. It’s the second book in the Kiesha’ra Series, the first of which is
HawkSong which was and continues to be my favorite book ever. I think I was
about 15 when SnakeCharm come out and I had just recently stayed with my host
sister in New Jersey for a Girl Guide camp and she happened to work at Barnes & Noble’s so as soon as it came into their shipments, she sent me a copy along with a bunch of other treats. So that was an exciting day! # 11 Is there a book you struggle to finish because you refused to DNF? Probably. That’s a lot of books. Since I started writing I’ve gotten SUPER picky and it’s kind of hard
to shut that part of my brain off. I try to finish every book that I pick up
unless I am intensely bored or something pops up that completely ruins the main
characters for me and #12 what are three of your main book goals for 2019
or 2020 if you’ve started planning. I don’t think I’ve ever planned reading
goals before. Maybe that’s something I should incorporate. For book goals in
general though I do have my upcoming contemporary romance novel Heart and
Seoul which was releasing in February so that is definitely a goal. It’s available
for pre-order right now. I’ll put all the links in the description below if you
want to check it out. I have tons of work and goals associated with that but in
terms of actual reading goals not so much. I do want to try and read before
bed every day and I am also interested in reading a lot more romances by
authors of color and queer authors, bonus points if they’re both, hit me up with
your book recommendations in the comments below. I have a list of authors
that I’m planning on working through so it’s really a matter of what my library
has and what they are willing to buy for me. #13 Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader by inspiration or your incessant
nagging? Not a reader specifically but a romance reader, absolutely . I’ve had a few
people tell me that my channel is the reason that they started reading
romance. And the absolute best compliment that I have ever received, undoubtedly, by
multiple people, is that Heart and Seoul turned them into a romance reader. That
it either made them fall in love with the genre to begin with or it completely
rejuvenated their love of the genre. #14 Describe what books mean
to you in five words. Books are everything to me. This is both as a
writer and a reader. I really don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have books
and I hope that I can keep writing and reading for the foreseeable future. That
is it for all of the questions I’m going to be tagging Kylie Keeling, Cat Rector,
and Kayla over at Literatureads. I will put links to all their channels in
the description below. So that’s all I’ve got for you today. Thank you so much for
watching! My upcoming contemporary romance novel Heart and Seoul is
available for pre-order now. You can enter the pre-sale giveaway for a chance
to win some awesome prizes. Links to all that will be in the description below.
There’s also my other two books Olympian Confessions: Hades and Persephone and
Olympian Confessions: Hera both of which are available now in eBook and paperback.
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