Before I get into today’s blog post, I wanted to announce that ONCE AGAIN I am tweaking my posting schedule. Since I have unintentionally NOT been posting my Sunday updates (I will eventually…I just keep forgetting), I decided to spread my posting days out a bit more. So, instead of Monday, Wednesday and occasionally Sunday…I will be posting Monday, THURSDAY, and occasionally Sunday. It’s not that big of a deal, but I thought I would let you guys know!
As I hinted in one of my previous blog posts (5 Places I Want to Write At), I have been curating my literary bucket list because I thought it would be a really fun thing to share with you guys. When I used to make bucket lists when I was younger, I realized that apart from things like traveling and Daredevil(ish) type excursions, a lot of the things I want to accomplish in my life are literary related things. To be fair though, some of these things on this literary bucket list are still traveling related. ANYWAYS, onto the blog post!
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- Attend a Reading Convention – By this, I mean some sort of reading festivals like BookCon or Yallfest. Something that celebrates one of my most favourite things: reading. The top two I want to visit though would definitely be BookCon in New York because it includes a lot of my favourite authors, BookTubers AND it’s in New York which is somewhere I have yet to visit. The second festival is the Edinburgh International Book Festival because it is one of the largest and most famous book festivals, and also SCOTLAND.
- Completely Finish a Novel – I have written an entire draft or two of a novel, but I have never completely and totally finished one. By this, I mean I have never written as many drafts as I could and then edit it to (almost, but also not quite) perfection. I don’t mean published, but just something I can look at and feel content with the final product of it.
- Meet My Favourite Author – This is kind of a generic one to be fair. Doesn’t every reader want to meet their favourite writer? Well, I am adding it anyways because I would love, love, LOVE to meet Cassandra Clare in the future. There is something so special about meeting the person who created your favourite world and story that you can always dive into and forget your world around you, and I think every reader should experience that!
- Attend the Literary Pub Crawl in Dublin, Ireland – This just sounds so freakin’ cool! You visit eight famous pubs in Dublin and some actors recite famous Irish writers works like James Joyce. Apparently, the tour also takes you to where Oscar Wilde studied and it’s crazy how much literary history is in one country. I live in Canada which is WAY bigger than Ireland, yet severely depleted of literary roots.
- Visit Anne of Green Gables House in Charlottetown, PEI – As I was saying above, Canada has a limited literary history. Well, at least, I don’t know much about it anyway, so it is my duty to visit the Anne of Green Gables House because it is as famous as Canada gets literary-wise. Also, it is always so inspiring to see where writers inspiration sparked.
- Go On a Writing Retreat – As long as it is somewhere quiet and nice, I don’t care where I go for a writing retreat. The point of them is to be productive, however, I would like it to be somewhere kind of cool so when I am not writing, I can go exploring. Oh! Maybe a writing retreat IN Ireland so I can knock a few things off my literary bucket list.
That’s all I can think of for now, but I think that is a pretty good start. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to comment below some of your literary bucket list ideas! Also, don’t forget to check out my last blog post, as well as my social media accounts which are all linked down below. Thanks for reading 🙂
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Happy day 4 of the Biannual Bibliothon! I cannot believe it is already day 4…that means we are half way through which is insane. I’m definitely really sad that it is almost finished because despite it being only day 4, I have gotten a lot of reading done and am extremely motivated to keep reading.
Okay, now on to the blogging challenge for today, which is to create a holiday or winter fantasy bucket list where you create a list of 10-15 activities you want to complete with book characters from at least 3 different books. This challenge is hosted by Cody @ thebookworminme so definitely check them out! So the characters I chose to complete these fantasy bucket list items with me are Mark Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare, Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead…interesting group right? I just love these character and think that going on some wintery adventures with them would be a blast. Anyways, now onto the bucket list!
- Have a Snowball Fight in the Land of the Fae – Doesn’t this sound amazing? Thanks to Mark being half faerie, he would be able to get us there so we could have an epic snowball fight. Yes I would probably lose because I would be against Mark who is a Shadowhunter and Rose who is a vampire protector…I might have a chance against Percy? Maybe? Probably not but it would be epic still!
- Take Up the Hobby of Dhampir Training – The winter time is the perfect time to take up a new hobby, so why not some badass training? I mean, sure I would be the only one needing the training since Mark is a Shadowhunter who has spent his entire life training, Rose is already a trained Dhampir, and Percy is a son of Poseidon who definitely has used his sword more than once. I guess it would be fun for them to excel as I fail.
- Make Some Cool Camp Half Blood Necklaces – Nothing brings people together during the winter time like a good craft, and ever since I read the Percy Jackson series I have desperately wanted a Camp Half Blood necklace that all the characters have, representing the years they have been at camp. It would just be a lot of fun and a good bucket list activity.
- Visit Boreas in His Ice Palace – If you didn’t know, Boreas is the Greek god of the North wind and in the Heroes of the Olympus series, Piper, Leo and Jason travel to Montreal, Canada where he has a massive, epic ice palace. Not only would that be incredibly cool to see a magical ice palace, but we would also get to see Montreal! Even though Percy didn’t go there himself, he is tight with Piper, Leo and Jason so I’m sure he could hook us up because I have always wanted to see the ice sculpture contest they have during the winter in Montreal. It would be so much fun.
- Visit Idris! – Speaking of visiting places, Idris would be so gorgeous in the winter and I would love, love to see it. Mark is a Shadowhunter and we could get Magnus to portal us all in and we would just have a lovely, magical trip to Idris, the land of the Shadowhunters. We could go ice skating, go dress shopping…there are no limits.
- Ski Trip with Rose’s School – So in Frostbite by Richelle Mead (the 2nd book in the Vampire Academy series), Rose and Lisa’s school goes on a ski trip in the mountains. I mean, I’m not the biggest skier but I would love to snuggle up around the fire with my friends. Honestly, I can’t see Percy as a big skier, but Mark is very graceful and Rose is tough so I’m sure they’d have no problem.
- Go Christmas Shopping at the Shadow Market – That would be fun, right? The Shadow Market is part of Cassandra Clare’s Shadow World and is where downworlders tend to scheme and rip people off, and sometimes Shadowhunters wind up there too. I mean it might be a little sketchy and unsafe, but I think we would find some really cool gifts. Personally, I would be all over the fortune tellers and whatnot because it would be so intriguing.
- Dance with the Fae – Another trip to the land of the fae, and while going to their parties can be dangerous, but as long as you refrain from eating or drinking anything, you’ll be fine! I mean, we have Mark to pull us out if we fall into the trance of wanting to dance for the rest eternity so all would be well.
- Go Winter Cave Spelunking with the Strigoi – In Vampire Academy, the Strigoi are these evil vampires that hide out in caves because they can’t stand the sunlight. Yes, it would dangerous but caves are so cool to adventure into, especially during the winter. Also, I would have 3 strong fighters with me so they could definitely take them on. Maybe after taking up some of Rose’s Dhampir training, I wouldn’t be useless either!
- Exchange Gifts with the Greek Gods – And finally, after all of these crazy, winter bucket list adventures, we will end off by exchanging gifts with the Greek gods! Maybe a gold, plastic crown for Zeus, a mirror for Aphrodite, and some sunglasses for Ares? It would be interesting and I’m sure they would feed us some fantastic food afterwards.
Those are my 10 winter/holiday fantasy bucket list items and I hope you enjoyed! It took me a while to come up with them but hopefully they are somewhat creative and funny. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: Favourite Winter Scene + 2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: Reading Update!
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