Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is an interesting one. What would I put on my bookish bucket list? What sorts of book related things do I want to do in my life? Some of these goals are easy ones to accomplish. Others will take some work. Others will just have to wait until I have the time and space and money. What would be on your bookish bucket list?

I've been keeping track of the number of books I read every year since 2012. That year I read 105 books. Last year I read 183 (I was unemployed for the majority of the year so had a ton of reading time). This year I'm on track to read about 110. That's about two books a week and that makes me happy! I know there are some bloggers that read more than that but I'm not a machine. I read because I enjoy it and if I give myself some ridiculous and unattainable goal I'm going to feel pressured to hit a number I cannot hit.

I've written about this before but I actually haven't read all of Austen's novels. My goal for 2014 is to read all of them, one every other month. I love Austen but it can be tough to read her books because the language is so different from what we're used to. That's the main reason I haven't attempted to reread all of her books before. Wish me luck!

I own the whole series and have had since I was a pre-teen. I got as far as Prince Caspian and stopped reading. No idea why. Wait...light bulb moment...it's entirely possible that I finished Prince Caspian the same year that other magical series got popular. You know the one about the boy wizard with the lightning shaped scar? :) That's an interesting revelation. Anyway. I really want to finish this series.

I attempted a couple of internships in the book world last year and that didn't work out too well. I don't know if I'm meant to work with books. I might be confused/unsure because I just don't know where my niche is. But, maybe I don't belong in the world. And I can be ok with that...I might just need to try a few more things. Maybe?

Catherine is one of my all time favourite authors. I've exchanged emails with her over the years but I've never been able to meet her. Sad! Maybe she'll come to a city near me for her next book. Either that or I need to plan a trip to Montreal!

I love Lindsey's books and I love following her on social media. I think I'd have a fab time with her if we could get together for cocktails. But I'd settle for meeting her at a signing!

Jennifer Weiner is one feisty lady and I love it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she comes to Toronto on her next book tour. *sends plea to the universe to send more American and British authors to Toronto*

This has been a goal of mine for awhile. Unfortunately, do to lack of money and another trip being planned during BEA time, I won't be making the 2014 event. Yet again. But. I WILL be there in 2015. I want to celebrate my 28th birthday on the 28th in NYC!

I really like writing (but don't want to write a novel) and since I still have some free time (I really need a full time job...) I'd like to start thinking about who else might want my writing.

Some day I will have a room in my house dedicated to my books. It will have many bookshelves and a comfy place to sit and read. And a fireplace. This must happen.

Pretty home libraries found on various Pinterest boards.


  1. I can agree with a lot of these, like working in the book world and doing freelance writing, but having my own personal home library is DEFINITELY one of them. I already have quite the collection going and can't wait to have my own place to start putting them in actual shelves!

  2. I want my own library too. :)

  3. Fabulous list!!! I definitely want to go to B.E.A at some point in my life, and I really wanna work in the Book world as well (sorry your experience wasn't too wonderful). OOO! And definitely gotta own my own library, or my books will continue to just pile up on desks, chairs, the floor ... even in other rooms its like they just keep reproducing, lol!! Anyway, thanks for dropping by and commenting yesterday!

  4. Yup to B.E.A......maybe I'll go with you next year (bank account allowing) lol! And I really want to meet Catherine McKenzie too! I'm actually shocked that she hasn't been to Toronto at all recently! Maybe we should start an online petition? Lol

  5. Reading 100 books every year is totally doable! Good luck! I love that this was a Top Ten Tuesday - I hope you come by and link it up to the Original Bookish Bucket List, too!


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