Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List


 Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

I made a bucket list back in September 2013 after reading a post by Reading Is My Treasure. So I'm taking the top ten from the list and adding a few new ones to put here with a little detail about each.

1. Follow a book budget. This I am already doing and am finding it to be a great help with keeping my spending under control. 

2. Read GONE WITH THE WIND. It was my mother's all time favourite book and I regret that I didn't read if before she passed away. I would have loved to have been able to talk to her about why she loved it so much. And I'm adding in watching the movie to compare them. She loved the movie just as much.

3. Borrow more books from the library - ebooks and audiobooks included. It's free and it's a great way to make sure I read the books I take out. The due dates help me to read them in a timely manner compared to all of the books sitting on my shelves (they don't have deadlines, so go unread more easily).

4. Write more discussion posts on my blog about books/reading/book blogging. I want to have more people comment on my posts and discussion posts seem to be the best way to do so. 


5. Read more books that are recommended to me by my family and friends. Hubby has recommended a series by Alex Kava for the last two years and I have yet to pick any of the books up. It was a goal for me two years ago, but I never did get there. AND my mother in law keeps suggesting the Outlander series. I really must make time for some of these recommendations.

6. Read the books on my shelves. I have so many books sitting there needing to be read, yet I still buy more and more. This will tie in nicely with #1 (book budget). 

7. Finally have the little library I've always wanted. I use a spare bedroom as an office/library/guest room so it's not really a library per se, but one day I hope it will feel like one. I just need nicer shelves, some paint and to rearrange some furniture and I think it can happen.

8. Attend BEA. I really wanted to do this last year, but it didn't happen and I'm not sure it's in the cards for 2014. But one day I swear I will make it there.

9. Catch up/finish some book series'. Anita Blake Series by Laurel K. Hamilton is one that I am almost caught up on (2-3 books to go), The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, and so many others.

10. Don't stress about the blog as much. It's just a bonus part of life - not the biggest part. It shouldn't be like real work and it should be fun. Don't let it take over.

What is on your Bucket List?

20 comments:

  1. Ooooh a book budget seems like a good idea! I need to make one for myself as well! Great picks!

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    1. It's actually a lot of fun and keeps me from spending too much. :)

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    2. Love #3-I get all my books from my awesome, local library and don't usually spend any money on books (except for replacing the occasional one that my 5 yr old ruins by leaving outside in the snow or rain grrrr) New follower on bloglovin :)

      Finley Jayne
      http://finleyjaynesbookshelves.blogspot.com/

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    3. I love my local libraries - I have access to two different library systems - a small one in my little town and the bigger one in the city where I lived before and still work (for a small membership fee).

      Thanks for following. Off to check out your blog too. ;)

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  2. Love #4! I also want to utilize the library more, which is why my #10 was volunteer at a library bc then I would actually be there to use it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Volunteering at the library is something I would love to do. :-)

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  3. I've started borrowing more books from the library this past year and it's been great! When I started I always complained about the lack of books but they have really expanded their collection and I couldn't be happier. You have a great list!

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    1. My library has an amazing selection.. I just need to visit it more often.

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  4. The Iron Fey is freaking awesome!! You totally should read it! I want to go to BEA too :) <3 And OMG I love discussion posts!! :) :)

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    1. I love the Iron Fey series! And I think BEA is something I might not get to, but there is something similar coming to Toronto soon. :-)

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  5. BEA and library are on my list as well! And wow, book budget, What's that? I have to explore this phenomenon and see if I can manage it. :D
    Happy reading!

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    1. Book budget was inspired by another blogger, Felicia at Geeky Book Blogger.... link on my book budget posts. Check it out!

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  6. I have a lot of series' I need to catch up on too. I almost put it on my list, then realized as soon I 'finish' it more series' will already be in play so it is never ending.
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  7. Great list! Number 10 is one I really struggle with. Some weeks I don't have time for blogging, and other weeks I spend way TOO much time, trying to catch up.

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  8. I can definitely agree with not stressing over blogging so much! I've really been trying to do that since the New Year. It's also great that you have a book budget! I think I'm pretty good about my book buying habits, but a budget is definitely still a good idea!

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    1. I'm spending lots of time online, but always blogging. Guess that keeps the stress down. :-) Good luck with your bucket list.

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  9. I agree with you about catching up on series. There are several that I'm far behind on and need to catching up.

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    1. Good luck with catching up on your series. :)

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