Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #46 - My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is -

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

This was fun! Some of them will probably never happen but everyone has to have dreams!

I've been lucky enough to meet (amongst others) Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, Raymond E Feist and Patrick Rothfuss but I would still do just about anything to meet Susan Cooper, Juliet Marillier, Kate Forsyth, Stephen King, George R R Martin, Charles de Lint, Phil Rickman and Freda Warrington.

I've been lucky enough to work for several bookshop chains but I would love to have my own store, total dream but you never know...

I have a lot of books and they're spread out everywhere! In different rooms, on shelves, in piles on the floor and even in boxes. I would love to have them all in one place, all on shelves and in alphabetical order - with an extremely comfortable sofa of course!

There are a distinct lack of book groups where I live. I think there a couple run by the library but they cater towards the more mature reader and seem to focus on contemporary/romance novels which I don't really read very often. I have tried to set up a new group but there's never really any interest :( This would tie in nicely with the next thing on my list.

I can be pretty anti-social sometimes but I'm still lucky enough to have a handful of friends who are all readers and book lovers. It would be nice to have more though!

This might be another impossible one! Including all the books I own, whether physical or electronic copies, would give me over 1000 books to work my way through... This is also why I need to quit buying/borrowing books!

This one went quite well last year but I'd like to go to more this year! It's started off quietly, two signings attended but I have more penciled in my diary and I'm going to YALC, Nine Worlds and BristolCon later on in the year. Who knows what else might be announced but can't wait to see!

There are dozens of series that I've started but never finished, or if the series isn't finished, got beyond the first book! This is why I signed up for the 2014 Series Challenge but so far that's not going terribly well, I've finished one series although I now own several more books that belong to various series already started...

Thanks to Pamela of Reading Is Fun Again for this one as it had completely slipped my mind! I've read a lot of the fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers and have always meant to read all of them at some point. I might turn this into a project for next year on the Bookish Outsider, an incentive to actually do it then :)

Hopefully, this one will happen after my ARCs In April event and I've caught up with the overload of titles I have to read. I feel awful having books I personally requested go unread for months, I really need to be in a position where I request something and can read it within a month of doing so.

16 comments:

  1. The idea of owning my own bookshop makes me all giddy inside. Great Top Ten Tuesday list.

    My TTT

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  2. I would love to make more bookish friends as well. I have more than enough online with the bookish community but at my actual home life I have about 2 bookish friends. I need to find a book club.
    Great List. My TT~ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

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  3. I really want join or start a book club and get to interact in person with more bookish people. My husband encourages me to go to the library ones but most of the clubs around me are adult groups that read books I'm just not interested in. I hope to start one soon and actually find some people who want to join too! Great list!

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  4. Great list! Finishing all my started series would be a mammoth goal for me, I have so many that I'm in the middle of! I would love to own my own book shop too, so I really hope that you can accomplish that one day.

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  5. Great list, I really loved all of your Bookish Bucket choices. I would definitely second many of them: especially wanting to own your own bookstore, making your own library room, and joining a book group :) I'd love to do all of those.

    My Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Bucket List

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  6. It's also a dream of mine to read every book I own and attend more events. I was hoping to go to BEA this year with my tax return, but that disappeared in like..seconds. :) What would you name your future book store?

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    1. No idea! I'd like to call it something witty but obvious, suggestions gratefully accepted :)

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  7. I will read fairy tales with you next year! :)

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  8. I really need to finish GoT this year!
    -Scott Reads It

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    1. I need to re-finish GoT, I've read all the books that have been published but I want to read them all again just in case we actually do get lucky next year and get our hands on Winds of Winter!

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  9. Good luck with your bucket list!

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  10. Youve met some amazing authors so far! Meeting more authors/going to more events is definitely on my list. And good about NG; I'm terrible at reviewing on time.

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  11. I would love to own a bookshop! It's my dream retirement job. I love how this is a Top Ten Tuesday. You may want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List at http://www.thebookwheelblog.com/50-bookishthings/, too!

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  12. YOU CAN BE MY FRIEND!

    I love this list. I never thought about owning my own book store! I want to own a Free Little Library one day!

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    1. I'd be honored to be your friend :D

      A Free Little Library would be a fantastic idea, I know someone who has turned an old UK red phone box into one!

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