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.