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The Book Wheel or Love at First Book were the originals to start a Book Bucket List Blog Hop. I’m taking baby-steps and am starting with this list of 10.
Read more: http://www.thebookwheelblog.com/50-bookishthings/#ixzz2xYgrwsu2
1. Write my personal history and (self) publish (there’s a lot of “self-publishing” goals here on this list, which means using something like Blurb.com)
2. Publish my Dad’s history (already written, need to put it into the right format for publishing.)
3. Finish reading Anna Karenina (started it about 18 months ago…)
4. Re-read several books by Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Brothers Karamazov) and Hermann Hesse (Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, Demian, Narcissus and Goldmund, Gertrude). I had read these when I was in middle school on the advice of a very literate friend and didn’t understand all of what I read, I only knew I liked them. Time to read them for understanding.
5. Publish a volume 2 of my blog.
6. Write and publish (“real” publishing this time, not self-publishing!) a children’s picture book based on a story in my family history.
7. Self-publish a book of family poetry.
8. Organize my family history binders and scan the documents for better preservation and storage.
9. Visit Steepletop, home of Edna St. Vincent Millay
10. There are so many books included in #4 above I think they should count as rounding out my 10 for the week!
That is a very ambitious (daunting?) list. I imagine the family archives and research will lead to some very interesting discoveries about family members’ places in history.
Most of the research part is done…I’ve been doing family history for 40+ years! It’s just getting it put into a format for publishing.
I love your list and wish you best of luck as you pursue these goals. I would love to just read more. I told myself that I would read a chapter a day, doesn’t that sound do-able? I guess toofer me!! Need to start that up again…oh, along with exercise👍👍
haha–depends on the length of the chapter! I try to give myself 30 minutes at bedtime to read. Exercise I have to do in the morning or it (typically) won’t get done!
I better follow your lead👍👍🙋🙋
Try audiobooks while you exercise — it’s entertaining, and you get more “reading” time.
I can do that on the treadmill, but when I am running outside I need my peppy music playlist to help me keep my pace! Also, I get distracted listening to audio and trying to multi-task. The only time I can do audio and something else is drive the car!
Hey, never thought of that! Excellent idea!!!
Good luck! A family history sounds very cool!
May be a bit ambitious…I’m counting on having more time for these projects once I retire in 18 months…
Have you heard that people usually have less time once they retire?
I read most of the Hermann Hesse as well as the Dostoyevsky books and several books by Leo Tolstoy. I am right not re-reading Anna Karenina as an e-book. It’s been so long since I read all these books. I definitely would like to re-read them all.
I love to hold a book in my hands while I am reading. However for my eyes e-books seem to be a better choice these days because I can enlarge the letters.
I have heard that about retirement but I am willing to chance it!
Correction: Right NOW I am re-reading Anna Karenina. I am about two thirds through reading this novel. So far A K seems to be just one of the various characters. All the other characters in the book seem to be just as important.
Agreed. At any rate she is not the most sympathetic character.
That’s really cool that you are doing so much with the information about your family’s history. I especially like the children’s picture book idea. Great list! I hope that you achieve your goals 🙂
Thanks! In the A-Z challenge I provide a short summary of the story I’d like to turn into a book. Stay tuned! 🙂
Awesome! I will be sure to check out your posts for the A-Z challenge!
Good for you for having all those publishing goals! I’ve enjoyed finding out more about my family history, but I’m not to the writing-it-up-and-publishing-it stage yet (or even close.) There’s always so much more to find out!
I’m just afraid that when I’m gone all this work will be lost to the up-and-coming generations if I don’t put it in a more shareable form. They need to know how cool my dad was!
Daunting, but doable. Good Luck with the real publishing!!
thanks. Know any children’s book publishers? 🙂
No, only the one the published my granddaughter’s Book that is part of the school system…they only pick certain books from a school the teacher
recommendations. It was wwwnationwde-learning.com if you self publish please let me know how to get a book
Much success to you with your goals Gail!
Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!
My pleasure! -:)
What a great list! Good luck with it, though it sounds like you’ve got some pretty solid plans. I think it’s great that you’re so involved in your family’s history and want to share it with others.
Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. 🙂
What a solidly worthwhile set of goals. It has triggered a few thoughts in my mind, the first of which is heavily edited version of my blog that has chronicled our life since retiring to the middle France in 2006.
Thanks for stopping by. I love how blog hopping inspires new avenues in so many areas !
I love the family binder idea! It’s something I haven’t come across yet and I love it! I love how this is a Top Ten Tuesday. You may want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!
Thanks I didn’t know about that.
I just tried to link my blogpost to yours then refreshed your page but didn’t see it show up yet. Is there a time delay? approval or something? Just want to be sure I did it correctly!
I can’t wait to see what you think of Crime and Punishment.At first I didn’t have a clue why it was deemed a great book,but that changed soon after I read about Dostoevsky’s life and his antogonism towards atheism and nihilism!
That’s helpful to get the background. When I read it first go-’round I was only bout 14 and so much of it went over my head.