Bookish Bucket List Tag!

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This tag is the Bookish Bucket List Tag created by Madison’s Inkwell. She’s cool, go check her out.

(I don’t actually know her but that’s besides the point)

I was nominated by the Arbitrary Ariella over at The Arbitrary Fairy, who you should also check out. I DO know her and she’s incredibly cool. Here are the rules for this tag:

  • link to the tag’s creator (Madison’s Inkwell)
  • link to the person who tagged you
  • tag as many people as you want
  • have fun!


Question #1: What books or series that intimidate you (because of length, density, subject) would feel like an accomplishment to finish?



The first thing that comes to mind is The Art Of War by Sun Tzu. Yes, I want to read it for the memes. Who doesn’t? But I also really just want to read it because . . . war strategy, man. I love it. It is rather terrifying however.

Another thing is the rest of . . . several series I have begun. I haven’t finished the Ilyon Chronicles, or the Ranger’s Apprentice series, or some other things like that. I feel like I have to finish them, but also, I kind of lost interest in them and they require an emotional investment and I just can’t be bothered. (Also my executive dysfunction looooves being ‘afraid’ of reading/watching/doing things I actually want to read/watch/do, so that’s a good part of it.)

Question #2: What author would you like to coauthor a book with?

Uh . . . . heh?

I’ve no idea. How does one even . . . what?

Okay after a bit of thinking I have realized that I have co-written about the equivalent of eight books with multiple people so I guess it isn’t unheard of.

And honestly, two of those people I would be totally happy to write a whole book with. Ariella, actually, is the main one. I’ve been told that our writing styles (while DRAMATICALLY different in my opinion) blend well together. The types of characters we specialize in work well together. We’ve similar tastes in cliche-busting and plot arcs. We’re good at anticipating each other and yet being bamboozled by each other. So, Ari, you ever wanna co-author a book for some strange and unknown reason, you know where to get your sidekick.

Question #3: If you could interview any author on your blog, who would it be? What’s one question you would ask?


James Riley.

That man. He . . . Story Thieves . . . bzzt . . .

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Yeah those books broke my heart AND my brain. I’d like to ask him . . . well I’d probably just scream WHY and waste my question. But a legitimate question would be how much he had his books planned out in advance, because the way they fit together is . . . asdkjkengGGUNBFRYD

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Question #4: What genre is out of your comfort zone that you’d like to conquer someday and write within?

I mean you guys have heard the many rants about historical fiction.

But realistically, contemporary fiction is not even on my radar. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book in this genre that I . . . nevermind I take that back A Mango Shaped Space was good. But not very many. I always feel like they’re too dramatic, or that the authors felt like they could only focus on romance or depression. I don’t feel like there’s much room for imagination when you have to stay within the confines of the real modern world.

But it would be BOSS if I did it someday, wouldn’t it?

Question #5: What specific edition of a book would you like to own someday? (It could be rare, a first edition, an anniversary edition, signed, or one with a cover special to you, etc.)

I would say the Wingfeather books with the new covers but I’m never reading THOSE again so

I would like maybe a new copy of The Chronicles of Narnia. I’ve had this massive book with all of them in it, had it the entire time I’ve been capable of remembering it, but that’s been a long time and it’s pretty beat up. There’s no cover, pages are ripped, a chunk of The Horse and His Boy is gone (which is tragic cos that one’s my favorite). If I could get a new one of the same copy (It’s got a picture from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe on the front) I would be a very happy thwap indeed.

Question #6: Are there any books or bookish items that you’d like to collect?


Question #7: Name one bookish place you’d like to visit. (Not somewhere you’d like to visit because of a book and not a fictional place within a book. A library, bookstore, etc.)

Well you see

Last winter my Challenge class got to take a trip to our state capitol building. We met some senators and other government people that I forget their jobs, got EXTREMELY dizzy looking down from the tippy-top of the dome, nearly got run over by lobbyists, and mega impressed this politician named John because we know Latin. But the best part was the library.

It was the biggest library I’ve ever seen. Walls of books reached up to the ceiling which was like thirty feet up. Little balconies wrapped around the shelves, with elven-looking white spiral staircases climbing all the way up. Huge cut-glass windows let in patches of warm, buttery sunlight and shot rainbows everywhere. All of us girls squealed like madwomen and the boys rolled their eyes at us. But we weren’t allowed to actually explore in there, because we were taking a timed tour. It was one of the saddest moments in my life when we walked out of there without so much as climbing a singular staircase.

Question #8: What’s one bookish event you’d like to attend? (A festival, a signing, a book fair, etc.)

My friend Rolena keeps telling me about this thing called Realm Makers that seems pretty cool. She was going to take me this year but . . . . ya know.

Question #9: Your WIP is getting published and designing the cover is solely up to you. What does it look like?

Wait designing the cover, or actually making it? Because if I’m making it its going to look like garbage. But if I’m just choosing what it looks like . . .

Imagine a young teenage boy with light brown hair, short but not super short, one of those boys you just instantly like because he’s chill. Except he’s not chill right now, he looks extremely stressed and disappointed with life. Behind him is a girl with a red cape and twin scimitars, screaming at something. And all manner of dragons and wolves and beanstalk vines chasing after them.

Question #10: What’s one thing you’d like to accomplish within the bookish world? (As a writer, reader, blogger, whatever you want.)

Become incredibly famous.

I’m kidding.

Sort of.

Anyway that is the Bookish Bucket List tag! Thank you Ari for nominating me, and I would nominate more people but she’s already nominated every blogger I know so . . . consider yourself also tagged by me. Boom.

Anyway yup, that was my post this week! Hope you guys are all doing okay and I will see you next week! Like and subscribe! Tell your friends! Bye!


4 thoughts on “Bookish Bucket List Tag!

  1. I read this on Ariella’s blog, and it was really fun to see you do it! I LOVE books so I’ll make sure to be stealing this tag for my blog 😉

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  2. I Love the mental image for the cover of your book! Ok, I just love the whole book tag. Also, I need to go to that library someday, it sounds epic.

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