Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme.
This week is Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to do or learn about after Reading Them.
Books make me want to write! I just love the worlds, the characters and the stories books can contain and it makes me want to create something similar.
Go on a Road Trip
I want to go on a crazy road trip with friends after I read books like Paper Towns and Famous Five. It felt like it would be grand experience, renting a RV and taking to the road.
Attend a Boarding School
Books like Harry Potter made me want to attend a boarding school where you actually sleep and eat in the school grounds with the teachers. I would like to think I would wonder around at night to explore the dark corners of the school, but I would be probably reading with a night light.
Go on an Adventure
I remember reading Jules Verne books and wanting to go on a trip to all the exotic locations, like Journey to the Center of the Earth. I mean, sure there aren’t any plesiosaur fighting an ichthyosaur thousands of feet beneath us, but the general sense of adventure is still something to want.
Visit Historical Landmarks and Museums
At this point, the only reason I read Dan Brown books are for the historical landmarks and museums. Sure I could probably read a wiki or something for the details, but it is fun to have a story and some conspiracy revolving around them. I’d like to visit a lot of the landmarks and see the artworks described in his books.
Live in a Small, Quaint Village where Everyone Knows Everyone
There something about the village life described in the farmer turned hero fantasy series that feels so amazing. Hobbiton, Emond’s Field and Carvahall are some examples. Couple that with festivals and celebrations like Bilbo + Frodo’s birthday, Bel Tine and whatever they celebrated in Carvahall. And also waiting for merchants and travelers to come and listen to them tell tales at the local inn.
Hailing from a tropical country, I’ve never experienced winter before, but I love the cold. I want to experience snowball fights, making snowmen and snow angels all the while wrapped like a human pillow.
That’s all from me. What are things that you’ve wanted to do after you read about them?