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Top Ten Tuesday (#52) (03/25/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

1. Purge my books--I have thousands of books at this point.  I'll never be able to read all of them, and the books I have read, are now just collecting dust because I have so many that need to be read.  Yet I hold onto them, I just love them, but they are taking over my house.

2.  Go to more book signings--I have been to a bunch, and I have met so may of my favorite authors at BEA and ALA, but there are a ton more authors I would love to meet when they come on tour here.  It's just hard.

3. WRITE REVIEWS--One of the reasons I got into blogging is that I was hoping it would make me write more.  I hate writing, I have no confidence in my writing, and as a result I have written way fewer reviews than I had intended when I started blogging.  I think the problem is that I have been in a huge reading slump, and have read a lot of books that left me feeling nothing when I am done.

4. Topping my all time high in reading--2012 saw the most books I think I've ever read in one year.  Granted I haven't tracked my whole life, and it's possible when I was in high school I read more than I did in 2012, but in my adult life 2012 was the gold standard.  I would love to top it one day though, I just don't know when.

5. Serve on a book review committee for ALA--This is a true bucket list item. I am currently not a member of YALSA, because my actual job has nothing to do with YA lit.  I would love to change that, but for now my job as a librarian is far removed from YALSA.  One day I hope to change that and become part of YALSA and serve on a one of the committees such as Morris, Best Fiction for YA,  Amazing Audio, or the Odyssey.  The Printz would be a dream, but you have to be elected to that, and I just don't think I will ever have the credentials to be elected.

6. Attend the book bonanza--So this goes completely against what I want to do in my first bucket-list item, but I would love to attend all the conferences.  My work will pay for me to go to one library conference a year, and I always pick ALA, I covered mid-winter this year, and will probably have to do so in the future.  I would love to be able to hit TXLA, BEA, ALA, ALA-MW, and NCTE all in the same year.  Not related to those conferences but library related, I would love to get to Internet Librarian, SLA, and AALL. 

7. Read all of my DNF books--There is a reason that I have so many current DNF, and I always view them as books I'm still currently reading even if I haven't touched the book in years.  I really want to read all those books that I am part way through, there are about 15 of them.  It's not because they were bad, it's just circumstances that have prevented me from finishing them. 

8. Control my e-book buying habit--For as many books that I have sitting on my shelves, I probably have almost as many e-books.  I am actually trying to convert my book collection to e-books, but it's a very expensive habit.  I have a really hard time resisting that $.99-$3.99 price point that the publishers put books on sale for.  I see that magic number, and I just buy, buy, buy.

9. Get better organized with my reading--I used to be so organized and on top of my reading.  As soon as I finished a book, I was on Goodreads sorting it, and marking it off.  In the last 4 months that has all gone down the drain. I kind of have a good excuse, but it really bothers me that I have fallen so far.

10.  Be a better blogger--It goes back to the reviews, but it's more than that.  I enjoy blogging for the most part, but many I have not been as regular as I need to be.  I need to get back in the groove.


  1. Wow! Those are a lot of "lettered" conventions! I only know of BEA and vaguely ALA! Just wow!

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  2. I got to ask, based on the first item on your list, can I come live in your house? Books taking over a house sounds like heaven, except maybe for one's allergies. Great list and you shouldn't feel so unsure about your writing ability, from what I've just read, you're awesome.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

  3. I really need to curb my e-book buying habit too. It's just far too easy to get them, isn't it? Great list!

  4. Great list! Totally agree with the magic numbers $0.99-3.99 I too have a problem of buying as soon as i see them! It's so tempting how can you not!
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  5. Wait a minute! There's a book review committee for ALA? I want to do that now, too! I love how this is a Top Ten Tuesday! You may want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List at, too!