& some info.
You are wondering why the Mad Scientist is creating a Bucket List challenge on a Steampunkery blog.
Well, I suspect that Steampunkery is just a given for me.
However, I would never say it was for anyone else.
Back on track Scientist....
I was thinking why not create a Reading Bucket List.
I did a bit of searching and I did not find anything like I am thinking up.
The laboratory is trashed since this is still a work in creation.
Mad Scientist would like your helping hand.
Assistants if you will, Igor's.
Bucket List Challenge
will be from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2011.
(Following years if it is a success :))
However, in order to make this a challenge for everyone...
I need to know what is on your bucket list.
Don't fret if you do not think of many things right away.
I plan on leaving the suggestion box open all year so there will always be new items added
to the Reading Bucket List.
Cross off as you go and add more.
I think that is a most wonderful plan.
Toss around some ideas.
Make TBR books that have been on the list for years fit into your bucket list suggestions.
The Mad Scientist will love to help you get some books read.
The blue printed plan consists of monthly Mr Linky sign ups so you can add your review to a list.
At the end of each month I will randomly pick from each of the reviews for a giveaway.
(Giveaway: Books that I finish for my Bucket List, from publishers, Donations & such.)
Yes, the more reviews you have up the more chances you have to win the giveaway.
It looks like some months there might be more then one giveaway.
So, there is just another MAD idea created right here.
Toss your suggestions to me whenever you think of some.
Trust me I want ALL of the ideas rolling around up there.
The more we have, the more you have to choose from, the more you get to read, the more you review, the more you add to Mr Linky, the more chances you have to win, the more you win, the more books you get in the mail, the more you read, the more you review.... and so on on on on.
Yes, Truly Mad!!!
Your Steampunkery Laboratory
PS... That just a button prototype. It is not nearly what I was thinking... Let me know what you think. How can I make it better?
Tentative Bucket List
**All of the books can be read as Young Adult, Adult, or Mixed**
Read a Book in the Following Genres:
6. Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga
7. Coming of Age
14. Historical Fiction
a. Young Adult
d. Short Story
25. Science Fiction
a. North America
b. South America
29. Utopia, Dystopia
30. Young Adult
Read Books with the setting or half the setting in the following areas:
2. Abroad (any country but US or where you live)
3. Outer space
4. Fictional World
5. Book Store
6. Clothing store
8. Inner City
14. High School/College
1. Various Times (ie Time Travel, Youth to Old)
Read Books with the Colors dominating the Book Cover:
Read Books with Designs/Themes dominating the Book Cover:
2. Polka Dots
6. People Kissing
12. Only the Title of Book & Author
13. Sexy Male
14. Sexy Female
15. Triangle Relationship (Clean Romance, Romance, or Erotica)
19. Mountain Climbing
20. Crafting (scrapbooking, knitting)
21. Movie (book turned movie)
23. Cheating (getting caught)
Read Books with the Paranormal Themes:
1. Finish a Series you stared
2. Start and Finish a series you start in 2011
3. Start a Series
4. A popular Series
1. Re Read a Favorite
2. Re Read a Book you read in High School/College
3. Re Read a Book you read in your youth
4. Re Read a Book that you didn’t enjoy the first time
5. Re Read a Book you forgot what it was about
6. Re Read a Classic
7. Re Read a Series
Reading Short Stories:
1. A single Short Story
2. Anthology of Short Stories by the same author
3. Anthology of Short Stories by different authors
1. Read a e-book
2. Listen to a Audiobook
3. Read a book on the computer/phone
4. Read to someone else