Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List.
Some of these I know I’ll accomplish. Others are dreams which I may or may not be able to turn into reality. In no particular order:
- Organize my bookshelves (and maybe prune a bit.)
- Catalog my books — the physical ones and the ebooks. I’ve started this, but it’s a mammoth project.
- Read the books I really want to read from my TBR pile and lists. My TBR list grows faster than I can read the books, but if I prioritize the ones I’m most interested in, maybe I could make headway.
- Create a small library/reading nook in my house. (I’m partway there; my study/office has several bookshelves, but no reading area yet – and lots of clutter.)
- Go to BEA and the book blogger conference.
- Visit the New York Public Library to see the real Winnie the Pooh and his friends. (Hey, I could do that on the same trip!)
- Go to some of the genre conventions for SFF, mystery, and romance. I’d especially like to attend Malice Domestic and WorldCon.
- Live long enough to finish all the series I’m following. Of course, in 40 or 50 years, I’ll be following different series, so who knows. But I should be able to complete all the series I’m currently in the middle of! The corollary is, of course, that the authors need to live long enough to finish their series.
- Meet the following authors. Getting to actually sit and talk with them for half an hour would be an even bigger thrill, but I’d settle for going to a signing: J. K. Rowling, Mercedes Lackey, Patrick Rothfuss, Robin McKinley, Laurie R. King (I did get to see her at a signing but would love a chance to actually talk with her), Tamora Pierce (ditto.) The full list is much longer, and I’m always delighted to meet any author, especially one whose books I enjoy, but at the moment, those six are at the top of my list. (The list would be even longer if more of my favorite authors were still living. Oh, to have met Sayers, Christie, or Marsh in their prime!)
- Write and publish a book. This would be far more likely if I were actually, you know, writing on a regular basis.
So what about you? What’s on your bookish bucket list?