Monday, March 24, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #5

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List


Even though this blog's only a couple months old, I have come a long way from when I first started. I remember my first time discovering a book blog. In my naivety, I assumed that only a couple book blogs existed. But this wasn't the case at all. Instead, I found an amazing book blogging community. I have met so many readers/bloggers throughout these last months, and it has been awesome.

On that note, I have here a bucket list of my top ten reading and blogger goals. I'm always striving to improve my writing, reading speed, commenting, blog appearance, and anything else involving books. 

1. Win a giveaway - I have yet to win one, but I am determined!

2. Read 45 to 50 books this year, or next year.

3. Meet an author that has written a book that I like - I have never met an author before (one that I've known), and it would be awesome if I did

4. Continue to improve my blog banner - This is something I will definitely be working on throughout the summer

5. Find the money to buy a new layout for my blog - Guys, this will happen in about 10 years because I'm a broke college student with student loans

6. Buy a signed copy of a book I love

7. Host a summer clean out giveaway - I have a lot of books at home on my bookshelf that I simply will never read anymore. They're taking up space for the books I do care about. I've never had a giveaway before, and since I don't receive physical ARCs, I was thinking I could just giveaway books from home. I know they probably won't be the most popular, but it'll be fun.

8. Receive a physical ARC - This might never happen, plus I'm too scared to contact a publisher, but I can dream! One day, 10 years from now, I'll know how to receive them, and I'll look back at this post and laugh.

9. Attend the Rochester Teen Book Festival - If I don't within the next two years of attending University of Rochester, I never forgive myself. Also, if there's anything similar to this around Boston/New England, please let me know! 

10. Buy a bookcase for my rented house next year and fill it up with books - Being away from home, I'm unable to gaze at my physical books on my bookshelf. That's why I'm so pumped to rent a house with my friends next year, and I'm going to have a new room in a new house in which I can decorate it any way I want. 

Don't forget to comment and link your TTT below ;)

13 comments:

  1. New follower from the Top Ten Tuesday link up at The Broke and the Bookish. You could try signing up with one or more virtual book tour companies. I've gotten at least half of the books I have (or will be) reviewed (reviewing) physically. It's been FABULOUS!

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  2. Those are some great goals. There is a Boston Book Festival that I have heard very good things about. Here is the site - you should check it out! http://www.bostonbookfest.org/

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    1. Ahhh it looks really awesome! Too bad it's during the school year :P

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  3. Sigh, the expensive costs of new blog layouts KILL me. i've reached out to several designers, keeping fingers crossed that their rates are not cray cray and they are always over $200. ouch! good luck with your goals, they're all fabulous!

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    1. Ahaha I would never pay $200 for a new layout! I'm definitely going to keep this one for a really long time, until I get bored of it at least.

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  4. I like your blog layout! I'm not sure you should pay to change it. :)
    Great goals!
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-things-on-my-bookish-bucket-list.html

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  5. Love the summer clean out idea! Your blog is looking great - don't beat yourself up over it

    Here is my TTT

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  6. Awww, that's a really nice list! :) I share the idea of the bookcase :) :P

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  7. Great list<3 love the bookcase idea I am a broke college student too so I understand totally :)

    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

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  8. Great list! Your banner is so fun, I am excited to see what you do with it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  9. Keep trying on those giveaways, I am sure you will win soon!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  10. Keep entering those giveaways! You've gotta win one sometime! I love that this was a Top Ten Tuesday - I hope you come by and link it up to the Original Bookish Bucket List, too!

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