Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (#8): Things on my bookish bucket list


Top Ten Tuesday this week is about 
Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

1. To Be Read. The Catcher in the Rye bye J.D Salinger, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Fahreinheit 451  by Ray Radbury, The Stand by Stephen King. And so many more!

2. Participate in a book convention(s). How awesome would that be? To hear the authors to keep talks; buy some new, gorgeous books; meet like minded people! Oh, count me in! However, sadly, I have no clue when I can actually make this come true.

3. Reading challenge. Last year I read 70 books, but this year I'm a bit behind with my schedule. Originally, I was planning to read more than 70 books in 2014, but now I'll be happy if I reach 70.

4. Visit library more often. I have no valid reason not to go there. But still I don't? So this is an item on the list that needs to be done!

5. Read books in different countries. So, I'm a bit of a romantic. The idea of reading a book in a local coffee shop abroad sounds so lovely to me. Oh, I want to do it already now! I can picture myself maybe in Rome, New York, Paris, or Stockholm having a delicious latte in a  cosy café. I try to go abroad at least once in a year, so maybe I could take this challenge to read a book in a coffee house in every country I visit from now on?

6. Buy more e-books. I love physical copies of books. I adore them - the smell, the feeling  of the paper on my fingertips, the way you can organise them beautifully on your shelves, how they make your bag look like you are carrying something else than just your keys. But the thing is that I'm moving out from my place in a year, and I already know now that I just can't keep all the physical books - I have to give a majority of them away. So if I do want to keep all my books with me, I should just buy more electronic books. And it's better for the environment as well, right?

7. Visit Charity Shops. So I just mentioned how I should buy more e-books, but sometimes a girl just needs to have her own physical copy. I used to explore all the charity shops in the nearby area regularly, but recently I've been boring and just headed to the biggest bookstore you can find in the city. I miss the excitement you get in a charity shop, because you never know what you might find.

8. Finish different series. I have a problem: I start reading new series before I've had the chance to finish the ones that I'm in the middle of. Sometimes this is understandable because some of the sequels haven't been published yet, but often I'm just too restless - I want to read everything right now right here. And this has lead me to have (too) many unfinished series, even though I've loved the books. So I should finish some before starting any new ones!

9. A Personal Library. One of my dreams is to live in a house which can spare a room for the sole reason of it being a private library. It would have shelves and shelves of books, a really comfy armchair or a sofa by the window with a nice view. And maybe a coffee maker in the corner with a jar of chocolate chip cookies. Yes, please.

10. Don't be too harsh on yourself as a reader/blogger. Occasionally, I get frustrated at myself, and there are various reasons for this: I'm too slow reader, I haven't written a review for a long time, I'm not as verbally flexible as the other bloggers, I need to talk more often to other bloggers, I have finished only one book this week, and these are just the tip of the iceberg! I'm a perfectionist so I have a high need to do everything perfectly and just as I've planned them, but I need to remember that just isn't how life goes. Be gentler with yourself.

Do you have any of the same items on your bucket lists?  


15 comments:

  1. Love this list. I highly recommend The Stand. It's my favorite book. I go back and forth with libraries. I'll visit for a while, then drop off for months. It's mostly because I really like to own most of my books.

    Hope you'll visit me at http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-things-on-my.html

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    1. The Stand has been on my TBR list for a such a long time - I really need to get on with it soon! And I also like to own my books, I like to keep them well preserved. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Great list! I need to finish more series, but I especially need to stop being so hard on myself.

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    1. I think those two right there are what people struggle the most with. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I think ten is really important. Nice list!

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    1. I think so too, but just should remember it more often! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. I have always dreamed of attending a book expo myself! And again, I have a problem finishing a few series myself. Hope you'll visit my TTT: http://symphofwords.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday_25.html

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    1. Yeah, it would really nice to go to an expo sometimes. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Awesome list and yes to number 9! =)

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    1. Own library is the dream of every book worm, right? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. If I didn't go to my local library as much as possible, I would read a LOT less books since the majority of books I read for the first time come from the library.

    I really like your tenth goal - I can definitely be tough on myself if I think I'm not reading as much as I can or writing as many posts and such. Reading is fun for me when I don't put pressure on myself, so I definitely need to remember that!

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    1. I really should use the library more - I know I would save so much money if I did. I'm definitely going to try to go to the library more often during the upcoming summer and see if it works for me.

      I think quite many readers can be a bit too harsh on themselves, and sometimes the fun of reading ends up being on the second place. Reading should be fun, not a chore!

      Thanks for commenting and stopping by. :)

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  7. I go through phases where I use the library and when I ignore it. I'm currently in the "borrow ALL of the books" phase, so much so that the librarians look at me funny when I walk out with a stack of ten or so books.

    I need to remember your number ten more.

    Thank you for stopping by. :)

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    1. Haha, you should be proud of your hauls. ;) I wish my local library had that good selection. Thanks for stopping by as well. :)

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  8. I really need to utilize my library more often, too. 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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You can't see me, but I'm totally doing my happy dance as I read your comment!