Today's topic is about the things that are on our bookish bucket lists.
1. Own every Discworld book.
It's no secret that I adore Terry Pratchett's books. I have about half the books in the Discworld series, and my brother has about ten that I don't have. (Given that he's moved to London and left them in my wardrobe, do you think that means they're mine now??) But I'd really like to own them all. And to replace the two I have in US editions, because the covers are AWFUL.
2. Have a floor to ceiling bookshelf.
From the time I was a little kid, I've secretly wanted a floor to ceiling bookshelf, preferably with a slidey ladder. ONE DAY, SLIDEY LADDER, YOU WILL BE MINE.
3. Read all of Charles Dickens' novels.
I'm not doing too badly on this one - I've read Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and David Copperfield. But I still have Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, and The Pickwick Papers to go.
4. Stay at the Library Hotel in New York.
One of my lecturers told us about this place during our cataloguing subject, and OMG I WANT TO STAY THERE SO MUCH. A hotel based around Dewey numbers where each room has its own little library? AMAZING. I don't care how much it costs, I have to stay there at some point.
5. Read 200 books in a year.
I've been tracking how many books I've read for the past three years thanks to Goodreads, and I don't seem to be able to get past 175 in a year. I'd really like to hit 200 though. It's such a nice round number... I'm on track to do so this year, so hopefully I can keep up the pace and break through that 175 barrier!
6. Visit Jane Austen's house in Chawton.
Because of reasons.
7. Read War and Peace.
Mostly because I want to be able to say I've read War and Peace. I'm torn between reading it on Kindle so that I can actually hold it (I reread Les Miserables last year, and carting it around was a nightmare!) and getting the Penguin Classics edition and all its associated helpful end notes...
8. Own a card catalogue file.
I have a weird obsession with little drawers that's been going on since I was a kid. Having an old card catalogue file would be the perfect place to stash all kinds of stuff.
9. Own a first edition of something well known.
And I'm not talking about stuff where I own a first edition because I bought it two days after it came out and then it became well known. I'm talking the classics.
10. See a Shakespeare play at the Globe.
Preferably not standing room seats, because good LORD that is a long time to be standing. But the experience would be a little more authentic that way, so I'm not going to turn my nose up at anything!
What's on your bookish bucket list?