Literary Bucket List

literary bucket list

Inspired by Allison from The Book Wheel and Rebecca from Love at First Book ’50 Bookish Things to do Before You Die’ my Literary Bucket List is a work in progress.   I’m adding a few crossovers from my ‘Bloggy’ Things to Do as well.  A few of these are gleaned from our gracious hostess’ Allison and Rebecca and the rest are dreams I’ve had forever!

~ in no particular order

  1. Open a new/used independent book store.
  2. Go on a writer’s retreat.
  3. Have a blurb in a book {semi-realized on author sites Layton Green and  Timothy Ashby; realized with the resource Blogging for Writers by Robin Houghton and Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican.}
  4. Be invited as an Amazon Vine Reviewer {would actually help if I cross-posted my reviews!}
  5. Own a copy of every book Madeleine L’Engle published.
  6. Visit the Library of Congress.
  7. Join Friends of the Library.
  8. Help create a successful fundraiser for local Friends of the Library.
  9. Guest post for a big deal bookish-related site or magazine.
  10. Write an article for Book Riot.
  11. Have a review posted/published by a national organization/site.
  12. Be syndicated on BlogHer.
  13. Asked to be a guest speaker at a conference.
  14. Make enough money from the blog to break even on blog costs.
  15. Attend BEA.  attended 2012!
  16. Attend SIBA. attended 2011. 2014.
  17. Help create a Georgia Book Bloggers/Southern Book Bloggers event.
  18. Donate at least 1000 books to a cause.
  19. Finish Classics Club Reading Challenge.
  20. Host a reading challenge/blog event. Bookish Mastermind Groups
  21. Write an ebook.
  22. Create a resource list for email signups.
  23. Donate to Little Free Library. ~ongoing.
  24. Create a Little Free Library.
  25. Create and/or participate in a bookmobile/pedicab for children.
  26. Visit famous literary sites and author’s homes.  ~visited Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum in Key West, 2012; ~visited Margaret Mitchell home in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011; visited William Faulkner’s home and now bookstore in New Orleans, 2015;
  27. Get invited to join blogger network at SheReads.  Yay! Invited in May, 2014!
  28. Start an Atlanta Chapter of WNBA – Women’s National Book Association.
  29. Participate in Twitter and/or Google+ author discussions.  {Ariel Lawhon – March, 2014 + ongoing}
  30. Stay at The Library Hotel  in New York City.
  31. Become Freshly Pressed on WordPress.
  32. Send monthly book care packages {book + activities} to grandson and nieces. {first mailing to TLM included The Pout-Pout Fish}
  33. Visit The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona. Done! March, 2016!

A huge thank you to Rebecca and Allison for inspiring the development of these lists!  So now, I’d love to know what’s on your bookish bucket list?!?

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2 Responses to “Literary Bucket List”

  1. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories

    I enjoyed making up a bookish bucket list too. That’s so cool you were blurbed in books and author sites! I’d love to start a Little Free Library as well. Donating 1,000 books sounds like a worthy goal! Because of my Kindle, I don’t have that many physical books to donate but that would be something fun to keep track of.
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