Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Here at We Live and Breathe Books, two of us choose five books each week. This week's topic is...

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

Noor's Picks
  1. Magic. Probably the most obvious one, but who among us hasn't read Harry Potter and wished upon every star that they'd wake up a witch or wizard? I'm still trying to get to that plane of existence and party with my Hogwarts homies, one way or another. 
  2. Archery. The two most prominent books that come to mind are The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings but I feel like a lot of books, especially fantasy ones, have skilled archer protagonists. It sounds like a really cool and badass thing to know, but full disclosure, my friends have a bow and sets of arrows and I tried using them and it was a little bit of a mess, so we'll see if I become the next Green Arrow.
  3. Ghosts. Every time I read a book that features ghosts (or just one ghost) the mythology and the "rules" are always different, although there are often key elements that most novels keep across the board. I really love ghosts so these books just make me want to research ghost mythology and learn about all the different folklore. (Also I'm lowkey convinced I'm a ghost who hasn't been told any of the rules so the sooner I figure it out the sooner I can peace out of this corporeal form.)
  4. Time Periods. So I'm just gonna talk about this in general as opposed to my experience after any specific books but whenever I read books that are clearly set in or focus on another time period (a solid time period, not like fantasy books with an arbitrary feel of ~long ago~) I get really into knowing more about it. I just reviewed How to Hang a Witch, which takes place in the present day but heavily centers on The Salem Witch Trials and it's made me want to delve into them even more. 
  5. Piracy. Being a pirate sounds cool and even though I haven't read too many books with pirates (a real shame, honestly) whenever I encounter one I become obsessed with the idea of living my life at sea in pirate clothes with my pirate friends. Better learn to swim first, just in case. 

Amrutha's Picks

  1. Time Travel. Ever since I read the Molly Moon series about a girl who time travels back as a little kid, I've been obsessed with the idea of time travel. So exciting!
  2. Hand to hand combat. This is  my Hunger Games dream -- hand to hand, hand to weapon, hand to ferocious evil animal, all of it is my game. Lowkey I know that I am one day going to have to fight someone to the death and when that day comes I'm going to put into play all of my hypothetical fictional knowledge.
  3. Werewolves. From Twilight (I know, I'm sad about it too) to my homeboy Remus Lupin I've been seriously into werewolves since like the 7th grade. When I was a kid my mom always pointed the full moon out to me so now whenever I see it I think of her and also how awesome it would be to be a werewolf. Like sure I'd be discriminated against but it still seems kind of rad.
  4. Alternative Religious Histories. I was a Dan Brown nut for like, several years of my life. The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons was my life for a super long time, I even spent the time looking up all the paintings and places referenced in the book so I could understand it better. I like lowkey love conspiracy theories so this was the beginning of that.
  5. Horses. I am sad to admit that I was once one of those fourth graders that truly loved horses. Ever since I read the American Girl Doll Felicity series, I fell in love with her horse Copper and then just horses in general. I have thankfully moved past that stage in my life, but I did love horses for a lil bit. 

What have books made you want to learn?
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