Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to do or Learn About After Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke & the Bookish

Today's topic is rather interesting. It's the top ten things that after reading a book, I want to do or learn more about. Because let's face it, books open the doors to learning in ways that are hard to imagine.

So here's my list.

1. Books have made me want to climb into a wardrobe to find Narnia. Because after all, it is Narnia.

2. Books have made me want to study specific periods of history. After reading the Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron, I wanted to do some research into orchestras in concentration camps. Because that's something I never learned about in my history classes.

3. Books have made me want to learn to cook, and to cook really well. I'm not saying that I can't cook, but I just don't. But some books put recipes in them, and I want to try them out. One such one has become a favorite - Alissa's Ritzy Chicken that first appeared in one of the Glenbrooke books by Robin Jones Gunn.

4. Books have made me want to travel the world. I want to see the places that are mentioned in my stories. And to add to the travel the world, I guess I should include the wanting to travel to other realms since I read a lot of fantasy.

5. Books have made me want to go back to simpler times. Because you know what, books make life seem so easy in the days before technology took over everything.

6. Books have made me want to live in a small town where everyone knows each other. Of course, I'm a city girl myself, but I still want to move to Glenbrooke, Oregon.

7. Books have made me want to study the British aristocracy. I mean the things like dukes, marquesses, earls, and so on. And what's the difference in them. Because I read a lot of books involving the British aristocracy.

8. Books have made me want to become a detective. Growing up, I loved Trixie Beldon. I used to think that it would be so much fun to be a detective. And even now, with the romantic suspense books I read, I have to wonder what it would be like to put the clues together and come up with a solution.

9. Books have taught me about living on a prairie. I grew up reading and watching the Little House on the Prairie. And reading Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series. So I've learned a lot about life in the pioneer days from books.

10. Books have taught me about Greek/Roman mythology and how convoluted the family trees actually are. I've always been fascinated with the Greek/Roman myths. But thanks to the Percy Jackson books, I've got a slightly better understanding of how they are all related.

1 comment:

  1. Yes to #4! I think books are like 99.9% responsible for my wanderlust!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/top-ten-tuesday-67/


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