Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

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This is such a fun topic, although it wasn’t as easy for me as I was expecting.

In no particular order . . .

viscount who loved me by julia quinn

Pall Mall
Book: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
This was the very first thing that popped into my head when I read this week’s prompt. There is a very famous (among romance fans) Pall Mall (I think it’s like croquet) match in The Viscount Who Loved Me, it made me want to learn how to play so badly.

bridget jones's diary by helen fielding

Keep an Awesome Diary
Book: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
I have always wanted to keep a journal. But I never do. I never have anything to say. But I sure would love to. Especially one as hilarious and adorable as Bridget Jones.

house on blackberry hill by donna alward

Renovate an Old House
Book: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward
I’ve read a lot of books where they renovate an old house, but this one in particular comes to mind. I don’t want to actually to the work (because I wouldn’t know what to do) but I love that whole idea.

a very merry christmas lori foster

Be an Animal Psychic
Book: “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Lori Foster from A Very Merry Christmas
Okay, so, honestly, I don’t believe in psychics, but after reading this short story, I kind of wanted to be one. I would so love to know what my puppies are thinking.

saving grace by julie garwood

Learn How to Use a Bow & Arrow
Book: Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
I’ve read many books where there are amazing archers. But this one in particular really made me want to learn how. Johanna is totally awesome at archery.

romancing the duke

Have a Pet Ermine
Book: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
This book is just amazing on so many levels. But I definitely finished this book wanting a pet Ermine.

Go to Scotland
Books: Any highlander books by Julie Garwood
I never really even thought about Scotland or the Highlands until I discovered Julie Garwood’s highland historticals. If I were to travel anywhere in Europe, this is where I would want to go.

 

14 Responses to “Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them”

  1. Stephanie

    I went to pet psychic once and I definitely doubted her veracity. I would so like to know what goes through my pups minds though! Adding a pet Ermine to the crew would also be awesome – I loved Romancing the Duke!

  2. Lianne @ eclectictales.com

    One thing I definitely picked up from Bridget Jones’ Diary is jotting down in my journal by the time. Haha, but yeah, I’m also interested in the Pall Mall that the Bridgertons play in their books xD reat list!

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  3. Hannah @ Broc's Bookcase

    Oooooooo I would love to renovate an old house! I watch so many renovation programs and really love them all! That’s such a great idea for your list. I also wish I could keep a journal, but it has never really worked for me. I’ve been looking at bullet journalling recently though, it looks pretty good so I might give that a go? Archery! Such a cool one, I don;t think I;ve ever read a book with archery in it, but would love to learn how to! Great list!

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I desperately wanted to be left an old house to restore after reading The House on Blackberry Hill! Unfortunately there aren’t really any family rifts so I doubt I have an aunt I don’t know. And so much yes to Pall Mall. I think I could keep up with the Brigertons! Great list!

  5. Stefanie

    I concur with some of your choices here. Jule Garwood’s medieval historicals are timeless. I kept all of those paperbacks. In the second Bridgerton book I love how they’re so aggressive in croquet. The family is hilarious. I’m reading the first three books now that I bought the fourth.

  6. Lover Of Romance

    oh this is such a great list you have here!!! I agree about Pall Mall….such a fun game. I do love how Quinn wrote that series. I hear ya about Garwood’s historical’s. They are simply fantastic to read. They weren’t my first medieval’s to read, but some of the best I have read. I definitely think you need to visit the UK for sure. It is so amazing over there!!!

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    This is great, and yes every time I read a book where they are restoring an old home I get these romantic notions of restoring one! Great picks!

  8. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I would love to have a pet ermine! Snowdrop was awesome! And, of course, Pall Mall would be amazing to play.

  9. Karen Blue

    This is an inspiring post. How many times have I tried something because the protagonist did it. I love it when a book inspires me outside of my comfort zone. Great list!

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