Top Ten Tuesday | Let’s Learn Things
Hello, fellow book nerdigans and friends. Another week of blogging is kicking off with another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic is an interesting one for sure. Figuring out which books to put on the list wasn’t the easiest of tasks because there are so many books out there, and so many I haven’t read. This means that trying to come up with titles that don’t repeat themselves (from prior Top Ten Tuesday topics) is a challenge.
Some of these will be familiar from my earlier posts, but when one loves a book that much, do we really mind overhyping them? That’s the life of a book blogger, am I right?
Broke and Bookish July 26th Topic
Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn About After Reading Them
Let’s have a look at those books, shall we?
Books Have Made Me Want to Learn
1. Archery (inspired by The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or The Avengers Hawkeye) | Books like The Hunger Games and The Avengers’ Hawkeye have made archery seem a skill that is as much about precision as it is control. Even Miramax’s 90s adaptation of Emma boasts a hilarious scene involved bows and arrows with Emma and Knightley.
2. Code Breaking (inspired by Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown) | Would this be a practical skill? No, but it sure seemed interesting as seen through the eyes of Samantha Donaldson!
3. Kick-Butt Lizzy Bennet and Col. Darcy Style (inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith) | The stylized fighting in this re-spun classic tale of love and misunderstandings wouldn’t be practical to my life, but it LOOKED cool. Who wouldn’t want to learn the art of sword wielding as practiced by Lizzy Bennet?
4. Learn all things Parisian (inspired by Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins) | Between Stephanie Perkins popular YA novel and the more recent One Paris Summer (which I’m only just starting), Paris is a fascinating fictional journey.
Books Have Made Me Want to
1. Own a Closest Full of Pretty Dresses (inspired by Once Upon a Prince or Kiera Cass’ ‘The Selection’ series) | Raiding the closet of a princess-in-the-making is on my bookish bucket list.
2. Own a Cozy Bookstore | This is inspired by dozens of stories. Everything from Hallmark Channel’s darling romcom Love By the Book to the “classic,” Beauty and the Beast. (Ok, I know Belle didn’t OWN a bookstore, but well, Beast has one heck of a library.)
3. Solve a Mystery (inspired by Sarah Sundin’s ‘Waves of Freedom’ series) | It seems odd to say these novels feature “fun” mysteries to solve since the timeframe (WWII) was anything but a happy time. Nonetheless, Sarah someone makes them so while still honoring those who fought for our freedoms. Who wouldn’t want to play Nancy Drew for a day?
4. Visit a Film or TV Set (inspired by Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan) | Since reading the adorable novel by Amy Finnegan, it seemed like it might be a fun idea to visit a film or TV set. Would I want to be a part of the world? Um, no. But visiting? Sure! I could enjoy that.
5. Visit the Circus circa 1890 (inspired by The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof) | This novel is absolutely stunning. It’s not only a visually stunning story, the depth with which the author plunges into these characters lives is breathtaking. PS: if this sounds like a book you might enjoy, return later this week because there will be a review PLUS giveaway.|
That’s it for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. What books, stories or films have inspired you to want to learn or do something? Are they exciting tasks or practical? Share your thoughts on this random collection of things or let me know what you’d like to learn or do after being inspired by a novel. I’d love to chat with you.
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