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Monday, March 24, 2014

Top Ten Items On My Bookish Bucket List

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks TTT topic is our bookish bucket list.
My list tends to change from year to year so this is mostly just for 2014.
Let's begin :)

Finish my own book.
I have about 6 projects going right now along with a notebook full of songs waiting to be finished.
I would like to finish at least 3 book projects and finish up some of my songs this year.

Keep up with reviews.
I have fallen quite behind on my blog...but especially with reviews. I thought life would level out at some point after I moved home almost 2 years ago now...but just when I think I'll be able to start reading and reviewing as I once did, other things throw themselves at me.
I don't want this to forever be the case. I miss reading more and reviewing.

Read 104 books in a year.
That's two books a week. This year I am quite behind in my reading goal but maybe at some point I'll be able to catch up.

Go to BEA.
This will definitely not be happening this year. But I am hoping soon. I would like to meet some of the people I've met through blogging that I know go most years. And I would love to just experience it.

Go on a writing retreat.
One thing that I've always been told is that if you are going to write about somewhere you should visit there and really get a feel for the place. 
Or just to find a cabin in the mountains and lock myself away for a week to just focus on writing. Paradise. This I would like to happen this year sometime.

Finish the Harry Potter series.
I've always been nervous to read the books as I love the movies so much and I'm afraid reading all the books might ruin the movies, or vice versa, the movies have ruined the books.
This is the year I get over that fear and I reread the ones that I've already read and then finish the series.

Meet John Green.
The Fault in our Stars is one of my FAVORITE books and I would like to shake his hand and tell him thank you for writing it.

Finish at least 5 series that I've started.
There are so many unfinished series sitting on my shelves.
I read the first book and love it and keep buying the sequel and the ones after but never get around to reading them for various reasons. This year, this will change.

Weed out my books.
I have over 200 physical books and I have 680 on my Kindle. Not even going to lie, about 300 on my Kindle are review books from authors, publishers, Netgalley, and Edelweiss. I really need to go through those and decide which ones I really am going to read and review or not. 

Enjoy reading again.
This past year it has felt like such a chore. Trying to find a book I can get into and finish quickly so that I can try and think of a few paragraphs to throw together for a's been tiring and I've lost some of my spark for reading. Not for my book buying I keep getting books but none are being read and going out.
I want to really enjoy it again.
So for a while I might not do reviews, just features, memes, blasts...those sort of things, just until I fall back in love with reading.

What is on your bookish bucket list?


  1. I think it's very easy to feel like reading is a chore when you're a book blogger. It's good that you haven't stopped getting books though. I'm pretty sure the love of reading will come back to you!

  2. The last one is so true, blogging and review deadlines can turn reading into a chore, which is just not cool - but it'll go away. I hope you do finish the Harry Potter series!

  3. Yes for catching up on reviews! So hard, right? My goal this year is a hundred books, but I want to read 150 someday! YES so much to going to BEA!! <3

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  4. You've set some great goals for yourself, good luck with each of them!
    Here's my list

  5. Those are some great goals. Try to do at least one of the 24 hour read-a-thons - I know I always catch up on my goal that day! I need to finsih more series too - I should make it a set number. Enjoying reading is so important. I don't review everything I read, and find it helpful to do a batch of mini-reviews every so often. The nI jsut write a few sentences on several books. Good luck!

  6. Good luck finishing your book!! You can do it!!!

    I love how this is a Top 10 Tuesday! You may also want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  7. #1 on your list is the same for me. I have 3 projects going on right now, but I haven't been able to finish them yet. I'd also love to go away on a book retreat. It would be amazing! :)

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  8. I fall out of love with reading every three months or so. The harder I try to get through a book, the longer it takes for me to finish a book. And then, luckily, I pick up a book that is so delicious I can't put it down. Good luck with #1. I dabble here and there, but I'm too afraid to let anyone read my stories and maybe one day I'll see you at BEA...if I ever get there! Really enjoyed your list!


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