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Hello Everyone! Today’s topic is …Top Ten Things On My Bookish
Bucket List (could be blogging related, book related etc. -- meeting authors,
reading x many books per year, finishing a daunting book, etc.) I am loving
this subject! I have a pretty good bucket list.
1.Finish all of my unfinished series – I am
horrible. The majority of my unfinished series I just need to finish the last
book. I either put it off because I don’t want the series to end i.e. The Demon
Trappers Daughter or it took forever for the book tocome out and I would need
to reread the entire series to remember what was happening i.e. Infinite Days.
2.Clean my shelves of all books I will never
read/finish – I have absolutely too many books and I just keep buying more.
Currently I have 3 floor to ceiling shelves, a dresser filled with books two
rows deep, my headboard is a bookshelf, and I have two mid-height shelves that
are both stacked two rows deep and one of the resides in my closet. I need to
3.Go to at least one author signing – I am so
excited! I mightactually get to cross this one off in a couple of days! The
university I work at is hosting three National Book Awards authors gene Luen
Yang, Lucie Brock-Broido, and Tea Obreht. If you live in Texas and are
4.Reach the point where I post at least five
times a week – Since getting a full time job I come home and I’m tired.
5.Finish reading at least half of my TBR (it’s
massive) – See number 2
6.Own all of my favorite book to movie
adaptations on DVD – I must own Pride and Prejudice, Austenland, Lost in
Austen, The Vampire Academy, and eventually Morganville Vampires.
7.Accept that just because I have half of a
series in paperback and the rest in hardcover it does not mean I have to hunt
down and buy the other half to match – For example. I first started reading The
Vampire Academy series before they were being published in hardcover. They
became popular and if I wanted to read the new one as soon as it came out I had
to buy it in hardcover. So I gave my paperbacks away knowing I was going to buy
the entire series in hardcover. I had books 1,4,5,& 6 in the Vampire
Academy series in hardcover. I could not find 2 & 3 anywhere. So, what do I
do? Give the hardcovers away and buy the boxed set. You’re welcome Richelle
Mead. Sadly, I also own the audiobooks.
8.I would love to start a reading program in
my community – I have a ton of books I could donate to the cause and as fellow
readers you know there is nothing more magical then discovering a book that
changes your life. Sadly, not everyone is exposed to this.
9.Find a part time bookish job - This is just
because I want to be more active in the book world.
10.Write a book – I was feeling particularly
creative and have started 2 or 3 ideas, but I’m finding it hard to follow
is on your Bookish Bucket List? Do we have any of the same goals? Leave me a
link to your Top Ten in the comments below so I can check it out!