Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Things On
My Bookish Bucket List
When approaching this week’s topic (like I do for every week’s theme) I asked myself “hey self, how can you change it up this week to make it more interesting and less of an information overload?” And unfortunately, I don’t have a solid answer to that because all I do is roll my face over my keyboard and rambles are created. So no, you and I will just have to suffer through another week of my longwinded points. The struggle is indeed real.
You may be interested in checking out the original bookish bucket-list by clicking here.
The Near Future
1. Invest in an eReader.
I either read with my wannabe brick smart phone or I lug around my ten-pound gaming laptop (which is also an excessive power drain) when I want to read electronic books. It is fair to say that I am an idiot considering the opportunity cost and utility derived is certainly great.
2. Join and/or create a book club.
Though it’s likely going to be the former, I need to get myself into some of these for the sake of a rich meaningful discussion. But dude, there’s so many of these online ones that makes it daunting to select one – I wouldn’t even know where to start. I am certainly open for suggestions!
The Distant Future
3. Attend the 2014 Toronto International Book Fair, Book Expo America, or equivalent.
Conventions can be plenty fun. I’ve only attended and cosplayed at anime/comic conventions (#nojudgment) but I’d imagine that they’re generally the same type of thing.
4. Overcome reading problems.
Motion sickness, loud noises, and uncomfortable settings — you name it. Everything crummy and detracting to the overall reading experience needs to be challenged to see if it can be overcome.
5. Involve myself in book launches/signings.
I mean, why not?
6. Relive the Moment.
I would imagine this applies more to realistic/contemporary fiction than any of the genres I normally gravitate towards, but it’d be totally awesome to live out a moment in a book in that particular setting. Walking down a stretch of land or eating at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant just to parallel a moment in a book. It’s kind of an odd interest but an interest nonetheless.
Thoughts and afterthoughts two-point-oh: a dream to be realised with hopes of a greater scope of audience.
8. Continue creating forward-thinking dialogue.
This is certainly an ongoing mission in line with the hopes of growing my audience and expanding this blog. To support growth while fostering a positive environment that inspires dialogue about books (for now at least), I’m trying to solicit people/friends to churn out reviews. One day I will find someone to join my crusade. But the bucket list portion of this is really as the subheading suggests: a continual effort in saying what I need to say while hoping for an open forum.
9. Unlock mini-achievements.
You know what they say: “an aggregate of small goals results to a big goal”… or maybe they don’t say that but we like to think so anyways. Every new comment, every new like, or every new follower is definitely an achievement unlocked; a small success gained and certainly a tinge of smile-worthy happiness.
Whether prompts, short/lengthy stories, or just jotting down ideas – my thoughts are unhealthily active that call for them to be written down. Indeed, I can stare at a plain white wall and churn up an idea. The imagination is quite the scary thing but writing to inspire in any capacity is something that I look towards doing in the now, and always. Call it wishful thinking if you must.
But through everything listed above, I hope to stay consistent, diligent, and grounded in this whole journey that is blogging. Wow, okay, I need to go watch some Blacklist or something to get my mind out of this intensely super-positive post. It does not bode well for the dark abyss that is my soul.
Anyways, let me know if some of these are on your bucket list or anything of the like! If you’re not from around here, link up your blog and I’ll drop by!