My blogger feed is swamped with everyone's new years resolutions. I considered posting some (that's more than I normally give resolutions).
But everybody else is doing it.
So why should I?
Have a fictional bucket list instead.
1. Sail the high seas with Smith Delaney
The Trophy Chase Trilogy is what really got me into fantasy. There's pirates, swords, ships, double crossings, EVERYTHING!
2. Join Saba's journey to save Lugh
Saba would hate me. Another person who won't let her go it alone. I kind of relate to that. So we could go it alone together.
Because that makes complete sense.
Right now I'm reading the sequel to Blood Red Road. I'm 160 pages in and have only read two chapters. What is it with big books?
3. Play a duet with Elizabeth Bennet
Sh, that's actually guitar music. I don't play piano. . .
4. Learn swordfighting from Inigo Montoya
I couldn't come up with any nifty photo ideas for The Princess Bride. Sorry. But you've gotta admit, learning to fence from Inigo would be rather fantastic.
5. Steal books (ssh) with Liesel and Rudy
As disatisfied as I am with these two photos, I love The Book Thief's cover. Without the jacket.
Ignore the dust bunnies, they're as common as plot bunnies in my room.
6. Throw knives and jump trains with the Dauntless
So I like bare hardbounds, okay? The real question though is why are none of the Divergent books black? Because Dauntless!
So most of the photos are spur-of-the-moment and suck. . . But I had to add this one because
I HIT THE TARGET!
7. Climb castle walls and infiltrate pirate camps with Jaron
Now here's a nice trilogy with decent-sized books. It's even fantasy, you know, that genre that's known for THE big books.
Most of the story takes place inland and we never go out to sea. But the author still snuck in pirates.
*nods* Impressive, yes?
Pirates always make a good read.
8. Follow Holmes and Watson around during a case
It would be a fascinating adventure, don't you think?
Who would you rather solve mysteries with? Book Sherlock, BBC Sherlock, RDJ Sherlock, or Elementary Sherlock?
I've never seen Elementary. So it'd be a toss up between Book Sherlock and BBC Sherlock.
9. Disintegrate monsters with Percy Jackson
Wouldn't that be beyond epic?
I started reading Riordan *last* year, and I'm enjoying it immensely. Unfortunately, I don't own any PJ and the O books. So the book necklace had to suffice. I got it for Christmas; you can find it at Paper Fury Ink. Cait has a whole library of different titles to choose from. I've the Divergent trilogy necklaces too, and Sherlock.
10. Ride in Thorne's Rampion
The cover of Winter is beautiful, but I love the black and red under the jacket. This is the most photogenic book I've ever seen if that's even a thing for books. . .
I haven't read it yet. Shame, shame, Ashley. But it's the last one. I don't want it all to end!
Which has nothing to do with the fact that it's the scary size of 800+ pages! I didn't think I'd ever make it through The Book Thief and it's a petty 500+ in comparison.
Besides, at the rate I'm reading Rebel Heart, it might be a time until I tackle this beauty. Or any others.
What's on your fictional bucket list? Have you read any of these?