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Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List (in no particular order)
Finish the oldest ten books in my TBR pile. I've had some books kicking around here for more than two years. I know if they are here I was interested enough to request them or buy them, so I would like to find a way to read them. I also enjoy donating books to our local library's book sale and to other organizations who can use them, so reading more would help make that happen.
Get to know more local authors. I have clients all over the country, but I haven't done the best job of supporting and networking with local authors. I'm working on changing that.
Read more craft books. I'm not big on reading books on the craft of writing. I own several, but they are usually low on my priority list--mostly because I owe so many people reviews, but also because my own writing takes a back seat to other things sometimes.
Learn how to create my own blog designs. This a pie in the sky type of wish right now. I simply don't have time. I won't even get into the whole hubby would think it's a waste of time argument.
Find better storage solutions for my book collections. I have so many lovely books here. I wish I had a better and more attractive way to display them than stuffing them into regular bookshelves two deep.
Convert our formal living room into a reading room. I've always wanted to do this, despite the fact that this room isn't the best choice because of the lack of natural light. We would need to lighten the wall color and change the window treatments in order to make it useful. I would love to add built-in bookshelves along one wall and then order some comfy chairs and matching ottomans.
Start a book podcast. I would love to talk about books with others. Not sure if I would make a good host. Time is also a consideration. It's just something I've considered more than once and think would be wonderful.
Attend a book signing for a favorite author. I can't believe I've never done this.
Attend BEA in New York City. This sounds like an amazing event. Even if I only attended once, it would be worth it.
Attend a SCBWI conference. Our local one takes place only 15 minutes away each spring. If I could get the money together, I would go in a heartbeat.
What's on your bookish bucket list?