Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s all about the top ten things on your bookish bucket list.
This is possibly an impossible task, but I want to record all of the books I’ve read using Goodreads. I want to include books that I read growing up, and stuff that I read pre-site. I’ve started this process and I’m currently archiving the manga/manwha I’ve read. It’s daunting and I probably should have started doing this sooner, and only taking it one shelf at a time. I just think it would be really fun to see how much I’ve really read. I like numbers, and I like being organized, and Goodreads is a definite time-suck for me. I could spend hours on there cataloging books and searching for books. I’m going to devote a lot of time this summer to this process, especially once I’ve build up a log of scheduled blog posts. I really hope I’m not alone in my obsession with the Goodreads site. Do you catalog books that you’ve read in the past before you joined the site, or do you just update current reads?
I want to read all of the banned books. I have this thing that when someone tells me I can’t read/listen to something I have to do it. The Banned Book list is something that taunts me, and I really want to read everything on it. I’m against censorship on so many levels and to suspend the printed word is something inconceivable to me. I have the belief that knowledge is neither good nor bad, it’s what we do with that knowledge, and so to deny the chance for people to read something that opens their mind to new possibilities is ridiculous. I’ve read some of the books, but I’m thinking of turning it into a blog feature, maybe committing myself to reading at least one a month and blogging about it.
I want to ‘walk in a character’s shoes.’ There have been a few books that have spoken to me, and their setting as much of a character as the narrator and supporting cast, and I think it would be so much fun to take the book and live in their shoes. Go the places that are mentioned in the book, eat at the restaurants, find the dive bars, go shopping where they did. I want to immerse myself in their world and experience things as they did.
I want to read more and judge less. Meaning I want to pick up books that I wouldn’t normally and read them for reading’s enjoyment. I want to try to cast off the stereotypes/hype and just read something to read the printed word. I’ve skipped over books because people have hyped them up, or put something back just because I felt the book wouldn’t suit me. I’ve started to do this a little bit, and I’ve come to find some books that I cannot live without. I want to open my horizons a bit more and really challenge myself to read outside of my comfort zone.
I want to write a book. I’ve started many projects and have completed short pieces for anthologies or friends, but I want to write a book. I want to go through the submission process and get it out there.
I need to be in my own space to do this, but I want to create the ultimate reading space. Carve out a little corner with shelves and all of my books on display with comfy seating and pillows everywhere. My own little private place to hide away and get lost in other worlds.
Expand my blog and my blogging audience. I want to get more people to read and interact with. I want to make this blog succeed and reach lots of people. I like talking to people about books and I want to push this blog and make it grow as large as I can make it.
I want to get my TBR list down to a manageable length. Totally laughable I know, but I dream of the day when I only have a couple books on there. Right now it’s overwhelming and crushing me. So, I’d really like to get it down to a normal amount. Though, who really knows what a normal amount of books is.
Share reading with others. I want to get involved or start a program locally where people can read to each other. I know our library has a program where young kids can read to dogs, but I think it would be so neat to read to adults in a hospital setting, or kids after school. I love to read and I know not everyone gets the opportunity to. Getting involved in a literacy program/book sharing program would be something that I want to get into.
Start a book club! I really want to do this. I haven’t seen any around me locally, and it would be so much fun. I’m active in groups on Goodreads, but to actually physically meet with people and flail about books…that would be so incredible. Have any of you started/participated in a book club? I’m really going to start looking into doing this. I want to get like minded people together and discover more books.
That’s my top ten list for this week! What’s on your bookish bucket list? If you’ve done a TTT post go ahead and link it in the comments. 🙂 Have a great week.