I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, a fun weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them.
As much as I love reading fantasy books, I never did wish to undertake a saving the world mission nor do I ever want to take part in a heist (sorry Kaz!) There are, however, books that make me want to do or be able to do something such as:
- Learn ballet.
This happened when I was 10 or 11 and all I read was Japanese manga. There’s a very popular manga series called Mari-chan (by Kimiko Uehara) at that time and I believe I was not the only one who dreamed to become a ballerina.
- Learn more about computer and the interwebs.
I actually did this. Ha! The book in question was a 2001’s Jeffrey Deaver book called The Blue Nowhere, and it’s about a former hacker who was freed by the authorities to aid their investigation to stop a hacker who’s been killing people. Again, I have no intention to lead such a dangerous life, but the whole thing sounds really fun.
- Read about mythology.
Thank you Rick Riordan.
- Researching global warming.
As strange as it was, my interest on global warming peaked after I read one book that was claimed as anti-global warming, State of Fear by Michael Crichton.
- Travel and see the world.
Just about every book ever made me want to go and see the world, including the fictional ones.
- Learning about history and culture.
Related to the point above, I want to learn more about history after reading historical fictions. One that I got quite into was learning 19th century New York culture after reading Libba Bray’s The Diviners series.
- Play StarCraft (or just be a rithmatist in real life).
Out of all Brandon Sanderson’s magic systems, the one I found most enjoyable is the chalk-based real-time strategy battle in The Rithmatist. It was so fun and I wish it was a real thing so I could play it in real life.
That’s all I got for now! Feel free to tell me how strange I am in the comment below. (-:
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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Want to Do After Reading About Them in Books”
I’ve never thought of real time strategy games when I read Rithmatist. But now that you mentioned it, it totally is an RTS, isn’t it? Now I want a game of the Rithmatist…
Yup, I think it’ll make a great game! 🙂
I feel the same way about historical fiction, or even classics that are set in the past or in a different country. If the setting is a new one for me, you can bet that I’m doing some research about it! Great list! 🙂
Yes totally! It’s very interesting to learn about other countries and culture.
Thank you 🙂
OMG so much yes to manga making you wanna do stuff. For me ballet was it as well, but I think the manga was Toe Shoes. And I also wanted to act in a play because I was reading Glass Mask by Miuchi Suzue.
Aww yeah the infamous “Topeng Kaca” I remember everyone reading it. I cannot believe that was more than 15 years ago. 😱
I knooow. It was one of the very first manga I’ve read. 😛