Top Ten Tuesday is a regular feature over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is ‘Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List’. I have to preface this by saying that I don’t yet have an ordinary bucket list, mostly because I felt a bit silly making one up after the movie came out. But I couldn’t resist this week’s theme, because there are quite a lot of book-related things that sound too fun (or impossible; see below) to go unmentioned.
So, here goes…
Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List
- Buy at least one t-shirt with an obscure literary quote only other lit nerds would understand. Wear it everywhere until someone finally comments on it. (I’ve got some leads on the t-shirts already; this and this for starters.)
- Adopt a cat. Name it either Mr Darcy or Dr Seuss.
- Attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
- Learn to time travel. Meet Shakespeare. After twenty minutes of hyperventilating and blind adoration, end by give him a kick for “Ken Branagh’s endless, five-hour, uncut version of Hamlet.” Because Rowan Atkinson doing it to Colin Firth/Shakespeare in that episode of Blackadder just wasn’t satisfying enough.
- Finally start (and finish) Ulysses.
- Actually start and finish Ulysses, instead of lying about intending to read it ‘as soon as I’m done with the new Bill Bryson’.
- Swap brains with any of the following: T.S. Eliot, Charlotte Brontë, or Margaret Atwood.
- Name my firstborn son Ernest, after Oscar Wilde’s hilarious play.
- Take my firstborn son to therapy, on account of having named him Ernest, after Oscar Wilde’s hilarious play.
- Stand outside a DVD store and actively discourage people from buying the Great Gatsby movie. For the good of the people.