Mar 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!

This was really fun and a little challenging. After the obvious things came out as to what I wanted to do or buy, I had to think a little harder on what else I would really like to do or have done.

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

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1. New Blog Layout
I've loved my blog layout for a while now, but a couple months ago, I decided I would rather have a more Faerie style layout. I think it would still fit into a paradise theme for me but feel more like myself when I look at my blog. I definitely am a blue and green kinda girl so the colors fit for sure, but I just want it more in depth. I hope sometime this year I can find someone that can make that dream come true :)

2. Start a New Weekly Feature
I have wanted to start a weekly feature for a long time. I tried one when I figure made my blog, but it just never worked out. I now have a new idea, with a dear friend of mine, Kristalyn at The Sarcastic Palmtree, that we plan to start up in April and I am so very excited. You'll find out what it is next week!!

3. Read 60 Books
I only got 50 read last year, but I ended up in a pretty bad reading slump for a while. I am definitely making up for it by reading well over 20 books already for the year. I hope to keep it up and maybe get closer to 80-90 books for the year. I would be so very proud of myself!!

4. Catching up on all the Series I want to read
There are SOOOOO many series that I have wanted to read, but being as series tend to be a little long, it takes me a bit to get through them all. I am slowly making it through though. 

5. New Bookshelves
I have had my bookshelves scattered around our place for a while. I moved in with my boyfriend and he has considered it still his place for a little while. But now that it is more our place, I am able to now sit and decide where I want to move bookshelves to. I want to get 2 more bookshelves and have them side by side and have them looking very pretty. I have 2 5 shelf bookshelves right now and they are as full as they can get. So I definitely need another one. I can't wait to get my new shelf and move everything all around :)

6. Reading Chair
I've been on the lookout for a new reading chair. Right now our couches aren't very comfortable. I only sit down on them so I can spend time with my man while he is playing video games. So I sit down with my book and curl up next to him and read. We get to be close to each other but do our own thing at the same time. When he isn't home I sit in our bed and read because my butt doesn't go numb there. I am saving up money now to either get me my own reading chair, or to buy new couches that him and I can both enjoy and find comfortable.

7. Meet an Author
I would love to meet the Godwin sisters, Emily and Nikki Godwin. I have been reading their books for the past year and love them so much. They have both written such wonderful stories. I have learned to call both of them friends and think they are wonderful people. They came to visit here over the summer, but I didn't know them really then so we never met up. I wish I would have been able to see them. I hope they either move here like they have been wanting to or come back for a visit so I can finally see them!

8. Read something by Jane Austen
I know this seems small for most, but I have been terrified to read her. I have her so many good things about her and her books and it has me intimidated. I am not a classic person in general, I tend to find them rather boring. I am afraid when I try to read her I will find her extremely boring and have a lot of my readers offended. I think I just need to take the leap and give her a chance.

9. Make my TBR List not so Big
I have had books on my shelf that I bought years ago, yes, not month ago but years. I have been wanting to get to them but then more new books come out and I read them first. So I have started making myself read at least one book a month out of my TBR Book Jar. If I read most of my TBR list for the month then I pick another book as well to help knock down the amount of unread books off my shelves.

10. Read more Books out of my Comfort Zone
I tend to read books that I know I will like for sure. If they look like I don't know if I will like them, I tend to push them aside for something else. I did this with Harry Potter (part of it was also the size of the series), Hunger Games (Synopsis sounded horrible), and The Mortal Instruments Series. All of them I was unsure about. Yes, there are many more that I have and have not read, but I still get scared of them all the same. Once I end up giving them a chance I almost always love them very much, I just gotta get past the original fear of the books first.
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Well, that's my list for the week! Hope you all enjoy!
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4 comments:

  1. This is a great list! I had such a hard time with it and only ended up with five. All I could think of was 'keep reading'. Lol. It sounds like you're really on your way to completing #3! Good luck!

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  2. Great list! New feature? That's exciting! And YES on the not letting your TBR pile be so big. I hope you enjoy Jane Austen. I'm not the hugest fan but I like Sense and Sensibility a lot.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  3. OOh very nice ones! I don't think I could stray onto number 10 myself. I like my comfort zones! Yes I strayed into Dystopian, but there was enough weirdness some of the time to keep me interested. I need some familiar factor like that to keep my attention!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. I love having comfort but I have also found so many books I love by stepping outside for a bit. I'm so excited you are going to have a new feature! I wonder what it will be.....I bet someone super cool is going to do it with you.....I CANNOT WAIT for next week when we let it loose on the blogging world! You are the best my dear and I hope you reach all your goals. I will help you in any way I can! <3

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