top ten tuesday: things on my bookish bucket list

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s Tuesday, everyone! And that means it’s time for another fun meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is Top Ten Things on My Bookish Bucket List. So, in no particular order:

  1. Organize books into a rainbow shelf. Seriously, aren’t rainbow bookshelves just the neatest things ever? I mean, take a look at these awesome ones: rainbow bookshelf 2rainbow bookshelf 1Even though they are most likely A LOT of work to create, I think it would be well worth it to do someday.
  2. Acquire more signed books. Currently I own signed copies of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and BZRK by Michael Grant. I think owning signed books is so cool- knowing that the person who created the amazing world you are about to dive into actually signed what you’re holding is so amazing! I would love to own more of them in the future.
  3. Meet more authors. So far the only author I have met is Michael Grant, author of the Gone series and BZRK. It was so incredible to meet him, especially since he’s one of the first authors that really introduced me to the dystopian/sci-fi genre. He was such a funny and nice person, which made it even more amazing! I would definitely love to meet more of my favorite authors.
  4. Read a book in another language (probably Spanish, since it’s the only other language I know a fair amount of). I currently have a copy of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks sitting on my bookshelf that is translated into Spanish, but I just having gotten around to reading it. I don’t think my Spanish skills are quite up to par just yet, so I may have to wait a little while on this one.
  5. Own a unique/artsy/wacky bookshelf. While scrolling through Tumblr and Pinterest I have seen so many crazy and creative bookshelves. Right now I only have two regular ones, and I think it would be awesome to have one that is totally different and unique, like these: batman bookshelf tree bookshelf tardis bookcasestacking bookcase
  6. Create a cozy reading nook. I’ve tried to do this in the past on a few different occasions, but I’ve never been completely happy with the results. I usually end up just reading in bed, on the sofa in my living room, or at my dining room table. However, it would be really fun to have a designated spot where I can just relax, read, and be completely comfortable.
  7. Spend an entire day at a bookstore. I have always wanted to do this because I think it would be so much fun. I could get some tea, hang out among the seemingly endless array of shelves, and immerse myself in the wonderful atmosphere of a bookstore. I’m planning on definitely tackling this one during the summer, but hopefully sooner!
  8. Participate in a Read-A-Thon. Read-A-Thons look like such a great experience, but I rarely have time to participate in them. Well, I’m going to make it a goal to participate in at least one this year! If you know of any that are coming up, let me know in the comments section below!
  9. Read all of the books I currently own. There are so many books sitting neglected on my bookshelves that I just haven’t gotten around to reading quite yet. Consequently, I often feel guilty when I buy new books because I know that I have so many I haven’t read yet! It would be nice to read all the ones I already have and start fresh.
  10. Read a book without knowing anything about it. I don’t think I have ever read about without knowing at least SOMETHING about the plot or the general ideas behind the story itself. Would I have the same reactions to books if my initial expectations of them were virtually nonexistent? This would make such a cool experiment to do!

And there you have it! What’s on your bookish bucket list? Have you done any of the things on mine? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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