The Bookish Bucket List Tag!

Hi everyone! I hope your are having a wonderful day so far. Today was my official last day of public school. I don’t know what next year will hold, or if I’ll even be in the school building, but I look forward to my sophomore year of high school in the fall. I found this tag over at Evelyn Reads. I find all kinds of tags from her blog and overall her blog is just super positive and awesome. Go check her out!

The Rules:

  • Link to the creator in your post (Madison’s Inkwell)
  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Tag as many people as you want
  • Have fun!

What book or series, (because of length, density, subject), would feel like an accomplishment to finish?

Book Depository (Alternate cover linked)

So many readers love “the Golden Compass,” which is why I’ve been so intimidated to read it. I don’t want to disappoint people by not liking it. However, I’m forcing myself to read it for a writing intensive I’m taking over the summer.

What author would you like to co-author a book with?

You’re making me choose? I mostly write fantasy and sci-fi, so if I was writing a fantasy or sci-fi book, I would love to work with Brandon Sanderson or Marissa Meyer. Stylistically, I think I write more like Marissa than Brandon, but it would still be fun! If I was writing a contemporary fiction novel, I’d want to work with John Green. His books pretty much got me into reading YA, plus his style is something I try to model my own writing after.

If you could interview any author for your blog, who would it be? What is one question you would ask them?

Oh man. You’re making me choose again. Any of the authors mentioned above, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, Rainbow Rowell, Rick Riordan, etc. One of the questions I always ask when interviewing authors, (I say always but I’ve interviewed two), is when did you decide you wanted to write a book or what made you decide to write a book. It’s something that I personally don’t know as a writer because I can’t really remember a time when I wasn’t writing something, whether it be a journal entry, short story, novel, or blog post.

As a writer, what genre is out of your comfort zone that you’d like to conquer someday and write within?

Historical fiction is out of my comfort zone, but I don’t really see myself writing it. I’ve recently been dabbling in some contemporary fiction, and I’d love to write some more in the genre.

What specific edition of a book would you like to own someday? It can be rare, a first edition, an anniversary edition, signed, one with a cover special to you, etc.

I absolutely love the new covers for The Lunar Chronicles and I would love to have copies of them someday. I think the covers really give off a comic book-graphic novel feel, which I think fits the feel of the series quite well.

Are there any books or bookish items you’d like to collect?

I don’t really collect them, but I love bookish socks! My sister and I started a sort of Christmas tradition where we exchange socks, so I have a set of Harry Potter socks and a set of Dobby socks. I also have Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom socks from OwlCrate.

Name one bookish place you’d like to visit, (not somewhere you’d like to visit because of a book and not a fictional place within a book. A library, bookstore, etc.)

I can’t think of a specific place, but I would love to visit a really old library or some popular indie bookstores across the U.S.

Name one bookish event you’d like to attend, (a festival, signing, a book fair, etc.)

I would love to go to BookCon or YALLFEST someday. I’ve never been to a book festival before because they’re all pretty far away from where I live, so I would have to turn it into a weekend trip or something. Seeing that I’m only 15 and can’t drive, I’d have to drag my parents along with me. I was lucky enough to be a part of Hank Green’s book tour for “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” in Boston, which was a ton of fun.

Your WIP is getting published and designing the cover is solely up to you. What does it look like?

I haven’t thought about what the cover of “These Broken Pieces” would look like because it isn’t finished and I don’t have a publishing deal. It’s a YA contemporary, so as far as color scheme goes, maybe different shades of blue and purple. There is also a scene where my main is kind of comprehending a whole bunch of stuff on a roof at dusk, so it would be kind of cool if there was just a silhouette of her on the roof and the sky is just shades of blue and purple. I really don’t know, lol!

What’s one thing you’d love to accomplish in the bookish world? As a writer, reader, blogger, whatever you want.

As a reader, I would love to read 100 books in a year, but school makes that a bit difficult. As a writer, I want to have my book published by the time I graduate high school in two years, which is a daunting task, but I want to see if I can achieve it. Finally, as a blogger, I want to reach 100 followers before my one year blogiversary in August. I think I currently sit just under 60.

I hope you enjoyed this tag and I tag anyone who hasn’t done this tag yet!

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2 thoughts on “The Bookish Bucket List Tag!

  1. I’m a little worried for my junior year of high school, but hopefully it’ll turn out to be somewhat normal. I’d love to have the new editions of the Lunar Chronicles, but it’ll probably be a while since I don’t have a job yet.


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