Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday {16}

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week there is a different top ten topic.  You can find the list of topics here, both past and upcoming.  This week is:

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

1. Be a Giver for World Book Night.  This year is my first year participating!  As I wrote before, I'm giving away 20 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

2. Go to Book Expo America {BEA}.  I've wanted to go for a few years now, but living across the country makes that a little difficult.  Add to that having a now-one-year-old, and this is a dream.  A slightly unobtainable one at that {someday!!}.

3. Meet Jennifer L Armentrout and Stephanie Feagan.  I've loved both of their books, and I love following both of them on Twitter and Facebook.  Also, I'd bring cake and Cadbury eggs!  {Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs would be on this list, but I met them both a little under a year ago... and I'd love to meet them again!}

4. Change someone's view of reading.  So many people see reading as a chore, but each book is something beautiful and new and can take you on quite an adventure!  This is the biggest reason why I'm participating in WBN 2014 {and hopefully again in the following years}.

5.  Have all my books housed in shelves.  I have books on the floor, tables, counters and boxes {mostly the first and last in that list}.  I would love to have a nice little library where I can display all my books!

6. Have my own little book nook.  Whether I make one or we eventually buy a house with a gorgeous little nook, I definitely want to have one to escape to!

7.  Read every single book I own.  You might read this one and think, that's not too difficult.  Well, you don't know how many books I tend to pick up because they sound ah-maz-ing{!}, only to forget about them in the wake of a sequel I've been waiting for {or several, as they all seem to come out around the same time, one right after the other}.

8. Become a librarian.  Honestly, I really don't care what kind of library {only, maybe not a university library}.  I would love to work in a middle school or grade school library, but those jobs are one of the most coveted in schools.  Someday!

Looks like I only have 8, but these are {mostly} all ones I hope are attainable!  What's on your bookish bucket list?


Milka Read.Read.Read. said...

Great list. When I lived in US I though the job of a school librarian would be so cool, but in Finland, where I'll probably end up working, schools usually only have very small libraries without a proper librarian (usually schools and proper libraries are next to each other anyway). My mom is a librarian, and though I think she somewhat enjoys the job, she has always encouraged me to take another way - not because the job is not good but because at the moment the library system (which is connected to cities) is bit of a mess.

Courtney Kaz said...

It's also a goal of mine to have a reading room and to read every book that I own! Kudos to you for also wanting to be a librarian :) It's not officially on my bucket list, but for some reason, being a librarian seems fun to me! I also hope you make it to BEA sometime, I've never been either but seeing people's blog posts about it makes me so jealous!

Nea Barabea said...

I want to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout too!! She is awesome and her books are so amazing!! And BEA, I so want to go to BEA! :)

Kari said...

I know! All the blog posts with these fun author meet n greets and various panels... *sigh* BEA has been a dream of mine for a while!

Kari said...

I've been reading JLA's Covenant series lately {among others - loving the Oulander series!}, and she's just so witty and clever in her books {and on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram...}. Same with Stephanie Feagan! Also, I'll be giving away a limited edition Stephanie Feagan book {written under her pen name Trinity Faegen}, which should be popping up on the blog next week!