Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

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This was a tough one, since there are SO many bookish things I want to do, but here are a few of the ones I could think of!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: I MUST GO HERE ONE DAY. They're building a smaller version here at Universal (YAY!) but I still want to visit the original.

Will and Lyra's Bench in the Botanical Gardens at Oxford: If you've read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, you know why my heart aches just thinking about this bench.

Leavesden Studios: AKA the Warner Brothers studios where they still have all the Harry Potter sets and a museum full of props and this is what my dreams are made of.

Jane Austen themed trip: I want to go to Bath, to the Jane Austen House, to Jane Austen's real house, to the manors that stood for Pemberley in the movie and the miniseries. I want to go everywhere remotely connected to Jane.

Throw a book-themed party: Most likely a Harry Potter themed one, let's be honest. But one day. ONE DAY. I will make crafts and decorate cakes and it shall be magnificent.

Own a library: I don't mean a public library. I want to build my own personal book heaven Belle library with cozy corners and lots of light and stacks and stacks and STACKS of books in my theoretical dream mansion.

Read all the books I own: YES, ALL. Read all the books. Finish all the series. Leave no page unturned.

Write: I love to write, and I'd love to make a career out of it. I'd love to be published, but mostly I just want to keep making stories for myself, and I hope I never lose that drive.

Keep expressing myself: I want to continue to express myself creatively, through blog posts, creative writing, art, baking, and anything remotely book-related.

J.K. Rowling: She's probably the person I want to meet most in the world. But what would I even say? I'd lose my head completely and start sobbing or speaking in Parseltongue or something.

Tamora Pierce: Another awesome authorial woman who had an ENORMOUS impact on my life, both readerly and non-.
All the YA authors: ALL. I started listing specific ones and then I got to thirty so I stopped and said ALL. I just want to become biffles with all of you. I want to bask in your genius and soak up your sparkly glory like a TOTALLY non-creepy person.

All the bloggers: BOOK BLOGGERS OF THE WORLD! Ditto above. I want to soak up your awesome. I want us to fangirl together. I want the word to explode from all the awesomeness concentrated in one place. I want it to be like Twitter, but real life.


  1. Your list just made me smile so hard. I love how you set it up, and I found myself going "OMG YES I WANT TO DO THIS TOO" to pretty much all of your points. I would DIE if I met Tamora Pierce, she has shaped my reading and writing choices from the very beginning. A book themed party would be so much fun.

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  2. I'd love to do many of the things on your list as well. I really like the sound of a book themed party. It would be amazing!

  3. HOW CAN I NOT INCLUDE THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HP IN MY LIST? Oh gosh! I want to have a library and throw a book-themed party too! HP all the way! I even have all the pictures in my Pinterest account! :)) Oh, and I want to meet JK, authors and bloggers too! Awesome list! :D
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  4. This is an amazing list! A lot of the things I want to do too. And yes, my heart ached as I read your line regarding the bench. I didn't know it actually exists at Oxford! Argh, now I'm just going to cry.

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  5. One of the items on my list is the polar oposite of one of yours - Read all the books you own - I want to own all the books I have read. I don't care that there are so many. It will just help me with owning my own libabry too...

    Great list. Awesome blog. New follower.

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  6. YES to the library! YES to the Wizarding World and Leavesden Studios! YES to meeting authors!

  7. Yes and yes, there are so many things on your list I agree with. You have this much better thought out than me. Sometimes I wish I knew where the other bloggers I follow live, in case we were close enough to meet up.

  8. I just went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, and it was AMAZING. Definitely make it a priority to go. They're expanding it to include Diagon Alley too!

    Great list, and great blog!

  9. Great list! Wizarding World of Harry Potter is amazing! I went several years ago and can't wait to go again. I'd definitely love to go to the studio but I did get to go to the museum tour that was going around a few years ago and loved that. I'm pretty sure I would be a mess if I ever met Rowling as well. I'm not really into celebrities and don't go crazy over them but I'm pretty sure I'd be a weepy mess if I ever saw her.

  10. I didn't know that bench existed either! That'll be a must see if I ever make it to England. I've just started reading Pride & Prejudice, having never read any Austen before this. And I just did a book themed party for my son, thought nothing as awesome as Harry Potter! It was themed around his fav picture book. If you'd like to check it out, it's:

  11. What a great list! I'd love to write more and own a library in my house. Also I would love to meet more book bloggers. There are a lot of great people out there.

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  12. YAY! I'm glad you had meet Tamora Pierce on your list. I actually got the opportunity to meet her at signing... but I definately made a fool of myself :-( but next up I really really really hope I can find a way to meet J. K. Rowling. It would be magical!

  13. YES YES YES COME TO WIZARDING WORLD AND VISIT ME AND I'LL GO WITH YOU TO PEMBERLEY BAM THREE LIST ITEMS DONE! (For real, though, you're welcome anytime. And Pemberley is gorgeous. I can show you pictures.)

  14. Your list is not only amazing but I also love how you set this up! I love how this is a Top 10 Tuesday! You may also want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  15. I'm all in for that last one! We could make tea and cookies and spaz about books. :D
    Also, I love that Will & Lyra's bench is on your list. <3

  16. We should go to everywhere Jane Austen together.

    Oooh, let me know when you plan this bookish party. I might have to go to California.

    You will lose your shit when you meet Tamora Pierce, and I only hope I get to see it.


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