Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I decided to stick to things I could actually do in the version of earth we're currently living in, so no "have magic powers", "be queen" "ride dragons" "travel back in time" "kill people" I meeeeeean what? Um. Keep moving. Nothing to see here.

I'm also leaving out things like "have a bosom friend" or "fall in love" and "be all that you can be" and "topple dictatorships" because...wait that last one has way too much relevance. Definitely that one.

Visit Antarctica



Live in a castle or an old historical house



Tend a garden



Ride horses



also kiss princess and kick ass and BE ALANNA OKAY

Attend a ball



Be British



Live in a quaint and beautiful village



Visit Russia



Be an animal whisperer constantly surrounded by animals ONE WITH THE ANIMALS



Be a governess (wtf Gillian no)



Live on a ship AS LORD OF THE HIGH SEAS



Have a huge family



Live in a library



Write letters



Go to boarding school



Live abroad/speak several languages



Keep a diary



Eat Turkish delight


(Edmund it definitely was not delicious enough to sell out my entire family for wtf mate)

Eat a fuck ton of oreos




Honorable mentions: own a bookshop, take an epic road trip, solve a mystery, take martial arts, take nature survivalist courses (I AM NOT A CAMPER WTF GILLIAN), play violin, marry royalty (STILL WORKING ON THIS ONE I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED)

13 comments:

  1. Boarding school! Speaking other languages! Live in a Library!
    I love all those choices from your list this week! :D

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  2. Wow! :) Those are really really good choices! :) I think having realistic answers to this week's TTT is the best way to go, because it can be a real inspiration! :D

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  3. Oh oh yes I want to eat oreos SO BAD after Simons!! Particularly since I've never had a real one. (Like, knock-off oreos are awful, ew.) And yesss, turkish delight is awesome but probably wouldn't sell my soul for it either. Poor Edmund. I think he needed a bit of love and perhaps counselling???? Serious counselling...ahem.
    AND RUSSIA YES PLEASE ME TOO. I'm dying to go to Russia!!
    Here's my TTT!

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  4. LIVE IN A LIBRARY!! OWN A BOOKSTORE AND BE BRITISH!! ALL THE YESSS!!!

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  5. I am still waiting for the ability to speak to animals to fall in my lap. :D

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  6. Stephanie Perkins books made my want to learn French, and travel to Paris. I think it would have been cool to be able to spend my high school years in France. Great Top Ten! :D
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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  7. I love horses! I wish I had one of my own but for the moment, I have to settle for riding at my local stables. I am British, not gonna lie, it's pretty awesome :) I think we all want to live in a library!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/top-ten-tuesday-67/

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  8. "also kiss princess" I know this is a typo but I was so excited for both you and Alanna for a minute there

    p.s. come back here and we'll go camping I HAVE SKILLS

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  9. Hahah I've always wanted to visit Antarctica but I don't think I would hold up well there.

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  10. Haha, love the "Be British". It would be so great to live in a library. Attend a Ball- dream of every classics lover. The Secret Garden really makes me want to tend a garden. Great list!
    Here's mine:
    https://travellingthroughwords.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/top-10-tuesday-5-top-ten-things-books-have-made-me-want-to-do/

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  11. "Be British." -- Can I do this too? :D

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  12. Can I live in a castle with you? We're have the grandest library and be as British as possible. Maybe we can hire your grandmother Mary Berry to be our afternoon tea chef.

    BE BRITISH. This is the most important item on the list.

    Balls and quaint little villages, sign me up. I wish I could speak several languages and I wish I was better at keeping a diary/journal! It never lasts long. I did try a Georgia style one once where I attempted to write down my inane thoughts and the time they were written. It was a disaster hahaha.

    Write letters <3 I love writing letters! SOLVE A MYSTERY, after reading the BSC book where Mallory finds an old diary in her attic (and also way too much Nancy Drew and Ghostwriters), I wanted to solve mysteries so bad.

    CAN'T WAIT TO OPEN OUR BAKERY BOOKSHOP. Maybe it should be in a wing of our castle.

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  13. I think "Hobbit" would be the best to be a british
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