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Today’s topic was. . .
Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them (inspired by Jamie’s post)
This week’s post was a real struggle for me. Books don’t really make me want to do many (realistic) things, so a couple things that popped into my head was originally:
End up on a long distance flight with a guy who’s going to London and kidnap a boy band, because why not?
Now, neither of these things are plausible and the second one isn’t really legal, ergo, I was professional and made an actual realistic list.
Anna and The French Kiss made me want to go to boarding school.
I’ve wanted to do this since watching Zoey 101 forever ago (Ten years ago?) and after reading Anna and The French Kiss, I wanted to do it ten times more.
Of course, I read this book after coming home from college which was essentially “boarding school”
Still though. There was no built in friend or guy I was destined to date, so.
The Hunger Games made me want to earn archery. And prepare to take the government down.
Haha, just kidding. Why would I do that?
I think it would be cool to learn archery just because.
I guess I could also thank Degrassi for this. They had a Archery CLUB. What even?
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight did make me want to go on a flight to London.
I had to include this one because it really did make me want to travel, even if most of the book wasn’t real focused on the sights in London.
Other books that made me want to visit places:
Making Pretty – I want to visit New York.
Lola and The Boy Next Door – I want to visit San Francisco.
Run by Kody Keplinger made me want to go on a road trip.
This is the first book involving a road trip that I actually enjoyed (I’ve only read two really) and made me want to go on one. Maybe not under the same circumstances though.
Kill The Boy Band, All The Feels and Gena/Finn have made me want to get back into reading Fanfiction and into fandoms in general. I used to be super into reading fanfiction and writing in general, so reading these three made me want to get back into that.
All The Feels and Gena/Finn also made me want to go to Comic-Con or a similar conference.
I’ll Meet You There made me wish I had artistic talent like Sky who creates collages throughout the book.
Emmy & Oliver made me wish I were able to surf. There’s a couple problems with this though:
- I’m not very good at swimming.
- I’m short, so I don’t like deep water anyway.
- I’m pretty sure I would get eaten by a shark. Or drown. See #1.
Maybe One Day made me want to have taken up ballet when I was young. Books have made me want to do a lot of sports, even if I haven’t read them. Like with Just Like The Movies and This Is Where It Ends? Two characters in these books do track for school. In Tiny Pretty Things, they do ballet as well. I just want to do that!
Several books made me wish I would have some crazy one night affair appearing out of thins air. Or a reconnection with the past.
Scarlett Undercover, much like Veronica Mars, made me want to become a private detective because how cool would it be to solve crimes but not actually be in (possibly?) as much danger as the FBI/police.
And now we go a little dark.
Romancing The Dark In The City of Light made me want to possibly get help with some things internally. I could relate to the main character a lot which was just, a little bothersome knowing how she was doing.
All of these books feature really close-knit friendship. Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants is from birth, but Pretty Little Liars is a little less so close-knit. Perks and Fans of The Impossible Life are friendships found at the start of the books. I always wanted some super close knit friendship group like is in these books, particularly during middle school/high school.
Wait for it…
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Don’t act surprised guys, you know this is my book (series/duology)<3. Nowhere Near You made me want to be a blunderkinder if it meant meeting Ollie. And Moritz. Both of them. Omg, let me stop…
But maybe not because of reasons that you’ll have to read Nowhere Near You to find out. ;D
His Fair Assassin Trilogy – So I haven’t read this, but it involves being an assassin. I’d like to be an assassin. That would be pretty cool.
If I Stay – Play the cello and have a boyfriend in a popular rock band, yes.