Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List

Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List

Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog.

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!

So many books, so little time!

So many books, so little time!

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About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary
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33 Responses to Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List

  1. Sammy D. says:

    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.

    • gapark says:

      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.

  2. acuriousgal says:

    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👍👍

  3. Clair. says:

    Good luck! A family history sounds very cool!

    • gapark says:

      May be a bit ambitious…I’m counting on having more time for these projects once I retire in 18 months…

      • auntyuta says:

        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.

      • gapark says:

        I have heard that about retirement but I am willing to chance it!

  4. auntyuta says:

    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.

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

    • gapark says:

      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!

  7. sothislife says:

    Daunting, but doable. Good Luck with the real publishing!!

    • gapark says:

      thanks. Know any children’s book publishers? 🙂

      • sothislife says:

        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

  8. Victoria says:

    Much success to you with your goals Gail!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. kainzow says:

    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!

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