My Bookish Bucket List

  As an avid bookworm I have spent a lot of time in my life thinking about all the bookish things I would really like to accomplish one day. Being a published author was one that I'm happy to say I can check off, but there are SO MANY book-related things to do in the world that would be awesome and fun and make my nerdy heart tremble with happiness. So, since it is currently a gross, snowy March afternoon, I have decided to write up a Bookish Bucket List to share with the lovely people visiting this blog. Let's get into it, shall we?



  1. READING EVERY SINGLE WORK BY JRR TOLKIEN, CS LEWIS, and GEORGE MACDONALD


  I am well on my way to doing this, but I have to do it slowly over my lifetime because these guys are sadly all dead and will never write another thing so if I read it all too quickly I will never get any new Tolkien/Lewis/MacDonald stories and that would honestly break my heart. There are no writers in the world who've impacted me down to my soul like these three dudes. True literary kings.

2. OWNING A HOUSE WITH A WHOLE LIBRARY ROOM


  I am torn between the "Beauty-and-the-Beast-type-ginormous-library-palace" or a more practical "book-shelf-filled room/corner-of-a-cozy-home". Both would be awesome and I'm a little bit torn, however, the latter will probably end up being more realistic. :P

3. VISITING HOBBITON, NEW ZEALAND


  As the LotR geek that I am, this is an absolute future must. Of course I want to see the rest of the LotR-related New Zealand locations, but Hobbiton is the one that really must be seen. I would also have loved to have seen the Rohan set that they CALLOUSLY DESTROYED AFTER FILMING but alas.*

*Not that I'm bitter or anything

4. WORKING AT A COOL INDIE BOOKSTORE


  What book-lover doesn't think that a bookstore job wouldn't be the best ever? You can just sit there and read and look at and smell books all day until other book nerds customers come in and you get to help them geek out too. What's not to love?

5. READING EVERY BOOK I'VE EVER WANTED TO READ


  Isn't it the dream to catch up to one's TBR? A dream that will stay a dream, lol.

6. BE A MEMBER OF A BOOK CLUB


  I did do this, once upon a time, but only for one book and I would really enjoy doing it again. Perhaps when I become old and middle-aged it will be an activity more easily concocted.

7. GET A SIGNED COPY OF A BOOK


  By who? I don't even know, just someone cool who's still alive (since many of my favorite authors are not). George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman, Veronica Roth...?

8. GO TO AN AUTHOR MEET AND GREET


  Again, it could be anyone, but it's definitely something I'd love to do someday. No authors ever come around to my area - Canada isn't often on book tour maps and if it is, only Ontario gets them. Le sigh.

9. ATTEND A WRITER'S CONFERENCE


  I REALLY want to do this every year but every year I have no time/money. Perhaps in 2019? But probs not. :P Also, I don't really want to go alone but I don't really have anyone to go with, ya feel me?


10. READ EVERY BOOK I OWN


  Probably the most daunting feat on this whole list, but it's a promise I've made to myself, and eventually, I intend to keep it. Eventually.

11. MEET ALL MY BLOGGING FRIENDS/ROLE MODELS


  Cause you guys are all so cool and awesome and I'd love the chance to meet some or all of you in the future! This is a great community and I'm honored to be a part of it.


  Well, there you are, some items from my Bookish Bucket List! What sort of book/writing related things do you have on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below! Also, who wants to take me to a writer's conference someday? XD


Comments

  1. Great list! I want a library room SO BADLY. At this rate, though, my bedroom will morph into one as my growing book collection continues its invasion. XD

    What is it with book tours seldom coming to Canada??? Hello, we have readers here too! (Not that I'm bitter about *that,* either, lol.)

    And as for a writing conference--even if you don't have someone to go with, go anyway! (I mean, if funds allow it.) I went alone to Realm Makers last year and had an incredible time. Well, I should say that I travelled alone--flying for the first time, meep!--but I knew several blogging friends who were going to be there. But anyway, if you ever have the chance to go to a conference: DO IT. <3

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    1. Canadians unite! *high five* I feel you guys on the book tours :P

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    2. The year is 2021. The house is no longer a house. It is only a book shelf. All is well with the world.

      I have no idea why writers think that Canadians do not, also, like books, as much as Americans, Europeans and the rest of them. Maybe because we don't have Barnes and Noble? :P

      I'll have to save up and try to go to one! The trouble is finding the ones that young people go to, since a lot of writer's conferences that I have researched have mainly older ladies in attendance. I want to go to young writer conventions or sci-fi/fantasy specific ones and they are harder to coordinate with my specific yearly schedule!

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  2. I REALLY WANNA GO TO A CONFERENCE TOO :P I guess I have to start saving money XD and oh hey, once I had this dream I met you lol it was funny ^.^

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    1. Will you go with me to a conference someday? We can represent Canada and it's lack of all things writing (book signings, conferences, and the like). Haha, really? I hope I was nicer in your dreams than I probably am in real life. XD

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    2. SURE I'D LOVE TO GO TO A CONFERENCE WITH YA :D

      And lol I'm sure you're as amazing in real life as in my dream xD

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  3. What a fun list! I've done 4 of these things (signed book, author meet and greet, writer's conference, and book club) and would love to do the others.

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    1. That's so cool! Writer's conference is really high on my list of want-to-do's!

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  4. Amazing list!!
    I really want to attend a writers conference too one day... :'')

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    1. SAME! I've been to lots of homeschool/Christian conferences but never one specific to my passions, so I think it'd be so fun!

      Thanks so much!

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  5. NZ is on my bucket list too!

    I think the top thing on my bucket list is actually finishing my book series. :D

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    1. I've been to Australia, which is kinda close, but it's not Hobbiton. XD

      That is always a good thing too, haha, I should have included that one! ;)

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  6. Oh, love this! I so want a library to store all my books... and to have all my books would be a great accomplishment indeed ;)

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    1. *to have all my books read ;p

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    2. Thank you! Haha, yes, reading all of the books one owns sounds like an achievable feat unless you're a chronic book hoarder....like me. :P

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  7. I definitely want a library room, though I don't see it in the near future, because (SURPRISE!) dorm rooms are TINY and I'm not bringing books with me to college for a year anyhow. Maybe when I'm like, married.

    Also working at a bookshop would literally be THE DREAM. As an extrovert + reader + someone who's overly enthusiastic about everything, it is honestly an ideal job XD

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