Monday, March 24, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Bookish Bucket List

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic is Top Ten Bookish Bucket List.


Honestly I have been meaning to do this for a while now. In case you didn't know, Love at First Book has 50 Bookish Things You Want to Do Before You Die and I have been meaning to fill out my list for that for a while now.  So this will start that list out for me!!

1.  Meet/ Go to book signings for 20 Authors (so far I have Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, and George RR Martin).

2. Host a Blogging Event (I have yet to think of one that I think people would be interested in participating in). 

3.  Finish reading ALL of Stephen King's books

4.  Someday I would like to go to BEA (Book Expo America in New York).  While there.. I would really love to see the New York Public Library.

5.  Find a book club in real life

6.  I would still like to participate in World Book Night but I am a little intimidated since year 1 I wasn't approved and then after that I started to wonder where I would donate the books that would actually make a difference so I didn't apply again.  Next time though I want to apply and really find a place the books would make a difference. 

7. Get a literary tattoo.  Yea I this probably won't happen.. but I sure can pin on pinterest all the ones I love!

8.  Read all my TBR books, especially the ones on my Nexus 7!

9. Learn how to make all those fun graphics I see on other blogs.. maybe learn Photoshop? We do own the program so I should use it.

10.  Continue to have fun blogging and chatting about books.  I hope that I don't lose the passion for it.

What is on your list?  Seriously I spent all evening trying to get this into a cute little list like I see on other blogs but I give up!!

61 comments:

  1. I love looking at people's literary tattoos. To have that much passion and commitment to a book. Kind of incredible. I've been in RL book clubs and they've been a lot of fun so I hope you find one that suits you. Best of luck achieving all the things on your list!

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  2. Literary tattoos are super cool! I hate needles so it wouldn't be one for me, but I love the idea.

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  3. #1 - Jealous you met GRRM and I would have loved to meet Charlaine ... before she killed the Sookie Stackhouse series! Now if I met her I'm not sure how nice I'd be... :)


    #5 - I highly recommend this! After years of being active only on Goodreads, I joined a book club last June and it was one of the best decisions I've made. I love the ladies in my group. Try Meetup.com - that's how I found mine.


    I'd also like to do #2 and #4. #7 sounds cool, but I doubt I could pick just one book to reference. I'd end up with a full sleeve or something, lol.

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  4. I really want a real life book club too! I live in a small town though, and finding people with similar interests makes it hard to find one.

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  5. Jessica @ a GREAT readMarch 25, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    I forgot BEA! Don't know how that happened because I would love to do BEA! Let's plan to go together some day! :)

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. I want to attend BEA too! If you host a readathon and I hear about it, I would definitely participate! :D

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  7. Such a great list! I went to BEA last year and loved it, but it was expensive to make the trip and stay in NYC.

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  8. Real life book club would be something fun... though right now I would be happy with a small, tight-knitted online bookclub as well.

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  9. Great list! I want to go to BEA too. Maybe we can meet there some day!

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  10. I want to read all of Stephen King's books as well, I have a couple other authors that I want to read all of their works, but I'm making my way through his books first. I love your list. I hadn't ever heard of World Book Night before this.

    #2: I hear you. I have ideas, but I'm not certain how to get them off the ground.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. :) I've followed you via blogluvin', I adore your blog.

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  11. I didn't see the inside of the NY public library until my third trip to New York. Hard to believe! It's gorgeous. My favorite thing to do in New York though is to just walk around outside, so I don't spend that much time looking around the famous buildings.

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  12. I'd like to visit everywhere mentioned in Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods - that's the only one jumping out at me now.

    I'm currently reading all the Batman titles from the 70s, so I'll throw that on there, too - finish reading all the Batman titles from the 70s! I need to keep myself motivated.

    Fun list! I'm with you on 4,5, and 10, most definitely.

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  13. I want to learn more about making cute graphics, too! I'm not sure where to learn this, but it's something I really need to make time to find out about.
    I'm not one for tattoos, but were I to get one, it would totally be literary. Maybe something from Harry Potter.

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  14. Michelle {Book Hangovers}March 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Getting a literary tattoo is on my list too! I already have 8, why not add one that means a lot to mean, books!! I also have down that I want to read Stephen King's books! Not all of them, but for starters, I'd love to start and finish The Dark Towers series! I got all the books, waiting on me to read them!!

    This is a great list girl!!!! Check out mine @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

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  15. Great list! I'm so scared of needles, but if I DID ever get a tattoo, it would be a quote from Perks of Being a Wallflower. :)
    Lauren from www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  16. Good list! I'd like to do a lot of these too (except the tattoo. They look cool but it's not my thing - needles and pain, no thanks.) I'd especially love to find a real-life book club - but I forgot to put it on my list.

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  17. 9, can I recommend Paint.net? It's free, I've been using it for years. I made everything you can see on my blog using that and I believe it's just as good as photoshop, although I haven't actually used Photoshop... but yes free.

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  18. Jenn @ Tale of Two DoxiesMarch 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Great list! One that I really loved and never would of thought of was to get a literary tattoo. Thanks for sharing!


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  19. I'm a tattoo chicken, but that's how my blog logo was born :). I asked my friend to do a line drawing for me (she's artsy and wonderful) several years ago, but I chickened out. She revamped the design for me and it became my reading penguin logo. I still sometimes I want to have the tattoo done, and yet.... Still too chicken!

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  20. Thank you!!! Yea I probably won't get a tattoo.. but I do love the ones in a neat font and a beautiful saying. I love the saying "This Too Shall Pass".. I almost got that one a couple years ago.

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  21. I love the idea too!!! I really want to get a tattoo. One that would always be something I want. One reason I never got a tattoo was I wasn't sure if I would always want that tattoo. Though now of course there is laser removal.

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  22. I really do want to find a real life book club. I did reach out to some bloggers on twitter to see if I could join up with them but they never did get back to me. I really do want to find something though!

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  23. Tell me about it. My library has a book club but the one that has books that I read are mainly for teens and it might be creepy if a 30 year old shows up! LOL!!

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  24. I would really like to go with a group of people. We could all share a hotel room and what not. Super fun!

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  25. So glad that someone would participate!! I need to think of maybe a theme. It would be totally fun and since my favorite part of blogging in interacting with people it will be even more fun!

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  26. It is probably like going to Comic Con International in San Diego. Very expensive especially the hotel.

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  27. I wouldn't mind a small online book club too. I have two on goodreads but they are huge. So I really don't get a lot of participants or regulars.

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  28. How fun!!! I want to be able to go to the Utah book month meetings and actually meet all the Utah bloggers I have met online.

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  29. World Book Night would be fun to participate with ... I just really need to come up with a list of places to give the books to that would be meaningful and would actually make a difference in someone's life. I want people to become readers so I don't want to just give the books to anyone.

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  30. It would be a major stop on my trip to NYC. I have really love that library ever since seeing Carrie's wedding in Sex and the City. I would love love love to have my wedding there. How fabulous would that be????

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  31. I love love to have a goal to read all the books from a certain author/book series. Like the Batman titles. I think after I finish Project Disney then I am going to do a monthly read of a Stephen King book to meet that goal.

    Finding a real life book club isn't easy. I read a huge variety of books and I still can't find one. I used to live in Utah and they have a huge amount of book clubs that look fun to me. Why did I have to move???

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  32. Graphics are hard to me. Last night I spent like an hour trying to find fun numbers to go in front of each bullet on this post with NO LUCK. sigh... finally I gave up and just published this. I really just want to learn!!

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  33. You must finish the Dark Tower series PRONTO. Honestly I don't know how you have left it on your shelf unread. WHAT! I never really saw any tattoos in my life that I had to have till I got on Pinterest and starting messing around on there. Then I saw so many beautiful ones from books!!!

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  34. I am not scared of needles thank God! Both my cats are diabetics and I have to give both of them shots in the morning and at night. One cat even gets two shots at a time. So that got me over any fear of needles I had real quick!

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  35. I actually don't have any tattoos so don't let my list fool you. I would like to not be such a chicken and get one... but I am also afraid 5 years from now I won't want it and I'll be stuck with it forever!

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  36. I love the idea of getting a literary tattoo as well. I probably won't get one either, but a girl can dream.

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  37. OH yea.... I am about to check that out! Thank you. I really want to make better graphics for the blog and not have the same old boring bullets!!

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  38. Thank you so much for telling me about the FYA blog. I am going to check that out like RIGHT NOW. I just want to actually interact IRL with people who read and perhaps even make some new friends that way. It would be a lot of fun to me.



    I have thought about blogging events over and over in my mind. I really should write down some of my ideas so that I can make them into something people would join in and enjoy.

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  39. I am always seeing literary tattoos on Pinterest and this has made me more interested in getting a quote of some kind. One that means something to me that I can always read when I am down.

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  40. LOL!!! I hear you! I think it's neat though that you know someone who can draw. I wish I did. I have a friend who does tattoos but they aren't my style and he doesn't live anywhere close to me either. I ALMOST got a tattoo when my dad was in a bad motorcycle accident but never went through with it.

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  41. LOL!!! I do dream about it... like a neat one under my arm or on my side. I like tattoos that are a little hidden gems.

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  42. I really want to find good place for a book on World Book Night. I have read that a lot of teachers give out all the books to their whole class but I want it to be more meaningful. Like a teen shelter or something like that. I really want to brainstorm and think it through.

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  43. How rude of them! Well, Meetup has been a good resource for me to find other people who want to do the same as me... book clubs, volunteering, trivia nights... I've been able to do all of this through the site.

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  44. I thought it was rude too.. but maybe they just wanted to keep it to the number they had. Who knows? I just registered at Meetup!!

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  45. Sure thing! If they don't have one in your city they'll take your name and if anyone else signs up they'll put you guys in contact. It's YA but it's adults who read YA so it's SO fun! I hope they have one for you :)

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  46. BEA is on my wish list too. I just don't have the money now but when I do, I am so going. I also want to get a literally tattoo. I don't have a tattoo yet but I want to get my favorite quote from my favorite book.

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  47. These are great goals. I would love to go to BEA. Maybe when it comes to Chicago. As for hosting a blogger event. I am doing Clean Sweep ARC Review Challenge in May again, and will be having a co-host if you are interested..email me. Sometimes it helps to do one with a co-host to get your feet wet.

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  48. We have a few in common, including reading all of Stephen Kings books. I like your goal to meet 20 authors.
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  49. I may go to BEA when it's in Chicago. Part of me wants a tattoo, but no clue on what I would want.

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  50. I didn't think BEA moved?? I think it's in NY City every year. :(

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  51. I don't have a tattoo either but when I do it is going to rock. Ok of course that's if I get one. LOL!

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  52. Ok I will email you and see what co-hosting entails. I would love to jump in and get my feet wet.

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  53. Stephen King!! I am really going to do this and might have like some type of sign up for others to join in with me as well.

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  54. I'm working on starting an in-person book club, but it's a mission to get hold of the type/age-group people I would like. Good luck with your bucket list!

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  55. Thank you!!! It is a challenge to find the type of people you want. I would like to find some adults who want to read YA... I feel odd being in a group with a bunch of teens since I have left my teens years way in the dust!

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  56. #7 is on my list, too! I know what I want, I just don't know where to put it! I love how this is a Top Ten Tuesday. You may want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

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  57. Lisa @ Captivated ReaderMarch 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Great goals!! I like them all. I hope you are able to participate in World Book Night some day too. It's been one of my favorite annual events to partake in each year. :-)

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  58. I really really want to participate next year... I think 2014 is filled up. Actually.. I am going to check and look right now.

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  59. The link you posted seems to be broken.. can you post it again? Thanks!

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  60. LOL! We must read all the TBR books!!!! NOW!

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