Tag: The Book Addiction Tag

I was tagged by Jamsu to do the Book Addiction Tag! Thank you! ❤ We all know I’m addicted to books, so here we go…

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

I’m in a bit of a slump right now, so I could go a few days without picking up a book. Normally, though, I get the urge to read pretty much constantly.

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

This might be kind of surprising, but I don’t usually bring a book with me if I’m going somewhere normal, like work or shopping or whatever. I’ll bring a book if I know I have to wait somewhere, like the airport, train station, or doctor’s office. I don’t usually take my Kindle anywhere because I don’t want to lose it.

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

I used to keep every book, but now I’m happy to pass them along. Storage is limited and my TBR is endless.

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

If I let myself take my time, I could easily spend a couple hours in a bookstore. If I know what I’m there for, I try to just get in and out before I find a bunch of other books I want to buy.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It really varies. Recently, I’d say maybe a half hour a day? It’s been a while since I was so into a book that I couldn’t put it down. When that happens, I can easily read for a good two or three hours straight. And if it happens on the weekend, I can spend a whole day reading and not even really notice it.

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

This might be kind of surprising, but in the hierarchy of things that need to be done in my day, getting out of bed, going to work, feeding myself, taking care of my cat, making sure bills are paid, talking to my boyfriend, checking in with my best friend, and keeping my apartment in a reasonable state of cleanliness are all above “picking up a book.”

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

I have 514 books on my “own” shelf on Goodreads, but that’s not the most accurate thing, because I often forget to take them off if I give them away or otherwise get rid of them, and I don’t usually mark books as owned until I read them… and I own a lot of books that I haven’t read yet.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Not as often as you might think! I don’t talk about books a ton in my day-to-day life.

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

I don’t think anything has changed since my Top Ten Tuesday post about the longest books I’ve read, so that honor still goes to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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

Not really! I can usually find any book I want to read pretty easily. I’m lucky to have a great library system that gives me access to physical copies, ebooks, and audiobooks, as well as hoopla’s whole library. If I can’t find something at the library, Amazon is almost guaranteed to have it.

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

I hardly ever DNF, so just take a look in my “one star” tag to see all the books I should have DNFed but didn’t.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  • Read at least 100 books
  • Choose books that are outside of my comfort zone with my reading challenges
  • Cut down on my physical TBR by reading as many books that I already own as possible

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

So, fun fact, I actually don’t believe in incessantly nagging people into reading. I think that’s a way to get someone to hate reading even more than they already do. If someone who doesn’t read a lot wants a recommendation of a book I think they’ll like, I’ll give them some ideas. But I’m not going to go up to every person I meet who doesn’t like books and annoy them half to death.

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

My favorite escape from reality.

I’ve seen this tag floating around a lot, so I’m not going to tag anyone in particular. If you want to do it, please consider yourself tagged and link back to me so I can see your answers! How much do you talk about books in your daily life? What’s the last book you refused to DNF? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book review: Royal Player by Katie McCoy

Royal Player by Katie McCoy
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: April 24, 2017
Source: Purchased

Charlie Davenport is the bad boy of British tennis – and third in line to the throne. He’s a beast on the courts, and a wild animal in bed (according to all the tabloids). Girls are lining up for chance at his crown jewels, and when I stumble into the wrong Wimbledon dressing room and catch a glimpse of his game, set, AND match, I can see why.

So what’s a little good luck kiss between f̶r̶i̶e̶n̶d̶s̶ strangers? 

I know better than to get involved with a bad boy like Charlie. But now he’s on a winning streak, he thinks I’m his lucky charm – and you know what’s luckier than a kiss?


Suddenly, I’ve got paparazzi on my trail, exes coming out of the woodwork — and you don’t know ‘cutthroat’ until you’ve seen a pack of hungry socialites set loose near the Royal Family.

I’m in way over my head, and even worse – I’m falling in love. Can this American girl win her Prince Charming? Or will we both crash out of the championships in flames? 

Wimbledon-meets-The Prince and Me in this hilarious, sexy new romance from Katie McCoy!

Fun fact: I asked for my boyfriend’s help with choosing one of my March titles for my Killing the TBR challenge. After looking through my Kindle library, he settled on this book because the guy on the cover is putting his shirt on instead of taking it off, and it featured royalty. The royalty thing ended up being a pretty convenient coincidence, because March’s Monthly Motif had to do with royalty too.

This book wasn’t really what I expected, though it was very trope-heavy and predictable. It’s a light story, mostly very fluffy, about a young woman who goes to England to work at Wimbledon with her friend. While there, she meets a prince who also plays tennis and they fall in love. That’s really just about the entire story. The book required absolutely no brainpower to read, which was actually a good thing, because I was reading it after spending like ten hours moving and cleaning and being generally exhausted.

I’d maybe have given it three stars since it was a very quick, very easy read, if not for the absolutely ridiculous conflict that got entirely blown out of proportion. I’m not going to spoil the conflict (and therefore the ending) but I do want to say that no sane person would react to Emmy’s “secret” the way Charlie did, and no sane person would take him back after that reaction.

Honestly, I don’t have much to say about this book. I do, however, want to leave a warning that it’s a lot more erotic than you might assume based on the title and the cover. I was really surprised at some of the scenes I read in this book, especially since it’s just tagged as “contemporary romance” on Goodreads.

All in all… I can’t really recommend this one unless you’re looking for the easiest book you’ll ever read.

#mm19: royalty, kingdoms, empires, governments
#killingthetbr: 1 year, 1 month on shelf

Have you read Royal Player? Can you recommend any good royal romances?
Let’s talk in the comments!

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