This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) has us talking about things books made us want to do or learn. Read on for my list!
- Archery: Didn’t everyone want to learn archery during the Hunger Games/Avengers/Brave craze of 2012? It’s still something I want to learn. I looked into it recently, but there’s nowhere nearby/convenient for me to take lessons.
- Running: Characters in books are always so invigorated by running. It sounds lovely, and I do feel proud after running, but it’s miserable when you’re in the middle of it.
- General fighting skills: I spent a while looking through books I’ve read recently and the most common thing that I wanted to learn from them was some sort of fighting skill. I need to survive the apocalypse, guys.
- Spending more time in the woods: Despite not being much of a hiker, I love the atmosphere of the woods and its association with fairy tales and stories. I finished The Darkest Part of the Forest just yesterday and I wish I could have a little house in the middle of the forest (though maybe not the forest in Fairfold). Much like with archery, though, my current living situation doesn’t really allow for it.
- Lateral thinking: I can’t remember the term used in this book, but Darrow from Red Rising is good at lateral thinking. It’s such a clever way of problem solving. I want to be good at it!
- Being a resurrectionist: DoSaB had such an interesting system for resurrecting characters. I know it’s a shady business, but it’s one I wouldn’t mind getting into.
- Being a thief: During college, I read a ton of crime fiction and part of me has always been fascinated by heists and complicated jobs. Sure, the characters may be doing something illegal, but I can’t help but admire the amount of planning and coordination involved.
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