The Unread Book Tag: Where I contemplate all the books I still have to read *wails*

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1. How many unread books do you own?

This is a difficult one because I technically own hundreds of books including the ones passed down to me and sent to me by authors. As to the ones I’ve bought and not read it’s less than twenty currently. The woes of being a little poor with student debts I guess. Saying this, if it’s the latter then it’s realllllly not worth thinking about. If you include the books I want to read that I haven’t got hold of yet the list is unforgivable

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2. How many books do you own that you have read?

How is that a fair question (when would I have counted my books *wails.*) I think my bookshelves at home have around two hundred and ten books and I have around thirty at my new house in Newcastle Under Lyme so I think around the two hundred and fifty mark maybe? (That doesn’t included any of the ones in my email inbox: it’s incredible how many books I’ve read!)

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3. Do you buy more books than you read?

I’m a bit of a library advocate if I’m honest. If I’m desperate to read or own a book I will buy a copy but I seem to find that I’m ready to move on and find that next wonderful book. Saying that I always take out more books than I can physically read!

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4. Why do you think you haven’t read your unread books?

I think it’s because there are constantly more and more incredible books from incredible authors coming out my To Be Read list just gets longer and longer until it’s undecipherable mess. Being a book blogger seems to make this plenty worse too.

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5. Are you going to go on a book buying ban?

Hmmm, yes, at the moment my Amazon basket is full to the brim and my bank balance is terrified that after a couple of glasses of wine Lizzy will just buy them all in one swoop. I’ve tried to stop adding books until I’m up to date with the ones I’ve promised to read for authors but that is a llloonngg way into the future.

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So there you go a little bookish look at all my sadly unread books that I need to get my little paws on. I now nominate Becky from Blogs Of A Bookaholic to complete said tag.

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  1. July 3, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    I get this – I’ve more on the TBR list than is feasible to read this year & every visit to a bookstore only adds more…
    Still, there are worse addictions.

  2. July 3, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Okay, two things:
    1.) That 101 Dalmations gif is pure gold.
    2.) This post made me confront my current situation with unread books and the guilt is real, haha.

    • July 4, 2015 / 1:37 pm

      Hahaaa wonderful comment! I know, I have so so many books to read, we can do this!! Xx

  3. July 11, 2015 / 1:53 am

    Thank you for nominating me! These questions are actually giving me slight heart palpitations because OHH MY GOSH I HAVE ALL THE BAD HABITS. I buy books faster than I can read them and have so many unread books. Not to mention I am SO GUILTY of getting distracted by shiny new books, which means I forget about the older unread ones.

    Ohh well, thus is the life of a book blogger and bookworm. xD

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