Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is… Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them
Go on an archaeological dig.
One of my favorite storylines in Forever in Blue, the fourth book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, is when Bridget takes part in an archaeological dig in Turkey. When I was younger, I was obsessed with ancient Egypt and really wanted to be an Egyptologist; Forever in Blue was the first time I’d ever read about a character who was also into archaeology. While I’ve still never been in a dig, I’d really love to one day.
Go to England.
After reading the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, I’m sure every kid in the US wanted to visit England, and I was no exception. I finally got the chance to go in college and loved it so much I made it a point to pursue my Master’s degree there later on. I got to do the studio tour of the film sets, visited some of the locations from the movies, and made lots of great British friends.
Write a book.
There isn’t any one book I can point to, but my love of reading as a kid definitely made me want to become a writer. I was discouraged along the way by some not-so-great teachers, but ultimately that bug is still in there. And now that I work at a place where everyone seems to be an author in one way or another, maybe I’ll finally get around to finishing that novel.
After reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and watching the movies, I tried my hand at learning some of the Elvish language. I didn’t get very far (and don’t remember any of it).
Learn to draw.
I was heavily involved in the Harry Potter fandom all throughout high school, and one of the things I was always striving towards was being better at drawing fanart. I longed to be able to draw portraits of some of my favorite characters (mostly a teenage Sirius Black) but never made it quite to the same level as some of my favorite artists.
Fall in love.
Who hasn’t read a completely swoon-worthy book and wished that they could be in love as deeply as the main characters are?