As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
One of the things I love about books? They inspire me. They make me want to do something, try new things, go new places or learn all about something.
Sometimes, that something is easy and quickly done. Sometimes it may take some time and some planning, but it can still be done. Aaand sometimes it’s completely crazy or ludicrous and will only happen in my dreams. But that’s just as much fun, right?
So anyway, here are some of the things books made me want to do:
Become a pro at shooting a bow and arrow
Because of: The Hunger Games
Katniss makes it sound so easy (I know it’s not though). But it looks so cool!
Discover all kinds of Oreos in the history of ever
Because of: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
This one is totally doable. I actually never tried Oreos before I read this book, but now I feel like I’ve discovered a whole new world of Oreo goodness.
Go on a roadtrip
Because of: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Roadtripping with just my husband or roadtripping with a van full of friends, I want to do this!
Learn how to bake cakes
Because of: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lara Jean is so good at making desserts and she makes it sound so delicious, so of course I want to be able to do this too. Except… I kind of hate cooking. But still, I want to learn.
Get a job walking dogs
Because of: The Unexpected Everything
Would I want to do this forever? Probably not. Would it be fun to take a step back and enjoy the simple things in life in the presence of some always happy dogs? Totally.
Get into Hogwarts and learn magic
Because of: Harry Potter
Ok, I may have to accept that this just isn’t very likely to happen. But I’m keeping it on the list. You know, just in case.
Be able to simply wish for a different hair colour
Because of: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Come on, it really is a hassle having to go to the hairdresser’s every 6 weeks because my roots are showing. I want to just wish for it and have it be done. Also, a different color every day or week would be SO MUCH FUN!
Learn basic survivor skills
Because of: pretty much every dystopian out there
Let’s face it, I would be the first casualty in The Hunger Games. I would be the first one eaten by zombies. I would pretty much just suck in any kind of dystopian world. I need some survivor skills. You know, just in case.
Go to Paris
Because of: Anna and the French Kiss
It doesn’t matter that I’ve already been there. I want to go again and visit all the places from this cute little book.
Learn all about Tsarist Russia
Because of: The Crown’s Game
Ok, The Crown’s Game isn’t even historical fiction, let alone historically accurate. But this era intrigues me and I want to learn more.