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?