Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Bucket List

March 25, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 64

Happy Tuesday Bookworms!

The ladies of The Broke and the Bookish this week have tasked is with a doozy of a list. They have asked us what items are on our Bookish Bucket List. I haven’t honestly given this topic a whole lot of thought in the past, but I can put one together. I mean, why in the heck not?


1. Go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. I’m super super jealous of the trip Jen at The Relentless Reader just went on! (Check out the details here!)

2. Attend BEA one of these years. I believe 2016 will be in Chicago. Who’s going with me?

3. Do something OUTLANDISH! With the show coming out this summer and my over-the-top love for all things Jamie and Claire, I think it would be fun to do something inspired by Outlander. The only problem is that, uh, most OUTLANDISH activities are kind of gross. I mean, I GUESS I could give someone a black eye and then stick a leech on the bruise to reduce the swelling, but ewwwww. Plus, you know. Assault is frowned upon in polite company.

Hello, gorgeous. I can't wait to read you!

Hello, gorgeous. I can’t wait to read you!

4. Meet another book blogger! I’ve got some AMAZING blog friends that I’ve met in real life, but none of them are book-specific bloggers. It’d be nice to meet one of these crazies face-to-face, you know?

5. Increase the traffic Words for Worms gets. That’s not so much a bucket list item as an ongoing thing, but it’s my list. I can make it vague if I want to.

6. Go to a book signing. You guys. I live in the middle of nowhere. We don’t have amazing authors coming into town all the time. The last signing I wanted to go to was totally within driving distance, but on a weeknight. The full time job is a blessing, but occasionally inconvenient. Thankfully, Quirky Chrissy and the amazing Bloggess were able to make my dreams come true from afar. (The whole story is HERE if you’re interested.)

Luckily, my friend was able to make it so I was practically THERE.

Luckily, my friend was able to make it so I was practically THERE.

7. Start a meme. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I think Top Ten Tuesday is super fun and I’d like to come up with something as awesome. Of course, I’ve been toying with the idea for quite a while and I’m still lacking a concept. Ah well. Bucket lists aren’t supposed to be realistic.

8. Visit some bookish locales! How fun would it be to go to Scotland to get my Outlander on? Or, what about chilling on Prince Edward Island and getting in touch with my inner Anne (with an E!)

9. Throw a book themed party. This one might actually get off the ground. My IRL book club has a member expecting a teeny tiny bookworm! Bookish baby shower, anyone?

10. Read EVERYTHING on my bookshelf. Everything. That includes all those classics I purchased while feeling ambitious only to allow them to languish on the shelves…

What about you, Bookworms? Do you have a Bookish Bucket List? What’s on it?Β 

64 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Bucket List”

  1. LuAnn Braley

    #6 is UBER-cool! :O)

    Your post inspired me to participate in the Top Ten link-up as well. Used the same button you have in this post, not sure if it’s yours or TBATB’s, but I gave props to you both in my post today. Hope that is ok.

    • Words For Worms

      I made that button, but feel free to use it! My graphic design skills are elementary at best. If you like the TTT series, they have significantly more attractive buttons over at The Broke and the Bookish :).

  2. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I would LOVE to go to P.E. Island! Even apart from the LM Montgomery connection, it’s supposed to be an extremely lovely place. And I’d like to go to France and kiss Oscar Wilde’s tomb. (Which you can’t do anymore. But maybe I could get someone to distract the graveyard staff while I lept over the barrier.)

  3. Jayne

    I love LM Montgomery’s books and have wanted to go to PEI for a long time. That’s definitely a dream trip of mine.

    Every winter in high school, my little group of friends had a Jane Austen Tea Party. We’d have fancy snacks that we imagined were what you’d have at a tea party and watched one of the various movies of a Jane Austen book. Um, yeah, we weren’t the coolest girls in school, but hey we had fun with it πŸ™‚ !

  4. Ashley F

    When I went to Scotland I re-read Outlander on the plane and while I was there. I kinda cried when I was at Culloden.

    • Words For Worms

      I’d cry at Culloden. And I’d probably go hunting for standing stones, just in case. (Of course, as we’ve discussed at length, it’s a VERY BAD IDEA for me to get sucked back in time. So I’d be VERY cautious around the stones.)

  5. Heather @ Capricious Reader

    Awesome list! I love #3. Can you believe I’ve done something OUTLANDISH? I made a comfrey poultice for my husband’s ankle one time. It was hilarious. So messy and stinky. I would love to say it helped, so I will.. It TOTALLY helped.

    And you have to do #4. I’ve meet two and it was wicked awesome.

  6. Tanya

    Love your list. I’m hoping to make it to the BEA this year, but we’ll see. If not, then Chicago could be a possibility! And I’m meeting another blogger tomorrow! I’ve found that living in Edinburgh has increased the likelihood of meeting other bloggers. Good luck with all of this.

  7. Rory

    Go to Scotland is on my list thanks to Outlander. Growing my stats isn’t on there, but it could be. I am totally stumped on that one.

  8. Kelly from

    I would totally come to your book-themed party (book bloggers at a book-themed party! That would cross two off your list!) and participate in any meme you came up with! Good luck with #10! From those caps you sound pretty determined!

  9. Jennine G.

    Numbers 2 & 4 for me too! Really, any number of conferences would make me happy. (I almost had this done in January too – stupid snow!) Great Goals!

  10. Charleen

    If BEA comes to Chicago (I say that like I still live there), I might see about getting a one-day pass, assuming that’s a thing. Less expensive, and probably about all I could handle of the crowds anyway.

  11. Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)

    I went to Harry Potter world a few years ago and LOVED IT! I’m hoping to go back in a couple years with our son. =)

    I’d help with growing your blog ##’s, but I’m pretty sure most of my readers stop by here too!

  12. Megan M.

    I love almost all of these ideas, especially going to Wizarding World (I guarantee you I would cry like a baby just walking through the gate) and going to an author signing. I just can’t drive 1-2 hours to see an author no matter how much I want to.

    In other news, today I found I am expecting a BOY. A baby boy with two big sisters. Hellllllllllp.

    • Words For Worms

      A Boy!!!!!!! Congratulations! I suppose I’ll forgive you for NOT naming him Katie :). Very exciting. Maybe when the kidlets are a bit older you can take a family vacation to see Harry Potter World? Or… You could just dump the kids on the grandparents and go by yourselves. Babymoon?

      • Megan M.

        Hahaha! I would gladly name my son Katie if I could go on a kid-free vacay to Harry Potter World!

    • Words For Worms

      I’ll be honest, I’m terrified of traveling to NYC! That, and the cost of having to fly have me waiting until BEA comes to my neck of the woods.

  13. Lyndsay

    Outlander, so much books, Harry Potter, The Bloggess.
    It’s official. You are wonderful and have a new fan πŸ™‚

  14. Jordan

    Nice list! WWoHP would be on mine too (I might have to make one now!). And I love the idea of going somewhere a book was set, but since I mostly read fantasy a lot of mine aren’t, how you say, “real.” If you have a book-themed baby shower I hope you post pictures!

  15. Kelly

    BEA in Chicago, really? Hmmm that gives me 2 years to get my act together…we shall see…maybe we could cross that “meet other bloggers” thing off your list too?? πŸ™‚ I am finally going to meet another book blogger IRL at the Rochester Teen Book Festival (Katie from Doing Dewey) and I am stoked! Finally, a like mind!! Haha.

  16. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    It’s crazy to me how many people want to start a meme is on their bucket list. I want to think of something so unique that everyone would just love. But alas!! What is there!! I’ve done #1 super fun… I’ve done # 4 super terrible! I am going to check out that post where you ‘went to a book signing!’. Looks hilarious!

  17. nea

    I want to go to a book event too!! <3 And gods I want to go to BEA!! SOON πŸ˜‰ Awesome list! πŸ™‚

  18. Isi

    Hey, what about a trip to Scotland in order to get that Outlandish goal?? I’m in!
    By the way, I see the trip more likely to happen than reading ALL the books on my shelves πŸ˜›

  19. Katie @ Doing Dewey

    I would love to host a book themed party some day too! This is something where I’ve not been admitting to myself how much I’d like to do it because I’m not sure I could pull it off. I did recently find a real life book club though, so maybe I actually have enough in person bookish friends that this could happen. That would be awesome!

    • Words For Worms

      I don’t have super Pinteresty aspirations, I think I might be able to pull together a modest affair. I’m glad you found an IRL book club! I hope it’s a wonderful experience!

  20. Alison's Wonderland Recipes

    #8: If you ever get the chance to go to Dublin, they have tons of books tours. I didn’t know this until I was already there, so I missed some great tour opportunities (though I did get to see Bram Stoker’s house from a distance). If I ever get to go back to Ireland, I want to spend a whole day just basking in Dublin’s bookishness! πŸ™‚

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