We all have bucket lists. You know that long list of all the things you want to do before you die, like visit every continent and swim with dolphins. You know, normal things that are totally plausible and possible to do because they’re real and not fictitious and exist in this world with real people and real places and real animals and…
Yeah, you know, that kind of bucket list.
Visiting every continent sounds cool and all, but since my head has been in a book my entire life, what about Middle Earth? Wonderland? Hogwarts? Forget Antarctica, this book lover wants to go to Narnia!
So, if you’re like me and really want to just go live in a book here is my Fictional Bucket List of all the places I want to go and things I want to do in my beautiful fictional world. (Also, these are in no particular order because I just want to do them all.)
Visit the Library at Hogwarts
I know most people want to see all of Hogwarts, but this book loving Ravenclaw just wants to snuggle up surrounded by magical books. And, if I’m feeling particularly daring, I might just sneak my way into the Restricted Section.
Attend Gatsby’s party
Ain’t no party like a Gatsby party. Not that I’m a party connoisseur, but I know this to be fact. Will this be the craziest night of my entire life? Yes. Will I love every second of it? Yes.
Play pranks with Fred and George
While I am not a prankster of any kind, I am ready to set off as many fireworks and dungbombs as wizardly possible with the twins. Also, I hope they will accept me as an honourable Weasley.
Have second breakfast with Merry and Pippin
And not just second breakfast. Lets have all the meals. We can eat some food, have some drinks, dance a little jig, sing some Hobbit songs. Sounds like a good time to me.
Have tea with the Mad Hatter
Wonderland itself doesn’t interest me that much, but I feel like going to a Tea Party with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse would be the most interesting, mind boggling tea party of my entire life.
Take a ride on Falkor
Falkor has to easily be one of my favourite magical creatures. I have loved him since I was a kid and who wouldn’t want to fly through Fantasia on the back of a fluffy luck dragon?
Ride Blackjack with Percy
On the theme of flying on magical creatures, I want to be claimed by my Greek God or Goddess parent and then go ride on Blackjack on my way to solve a quest with Percy.
Have tea with Mr. Tumnus
Another theme of my fictional bucket list, I like food. And tea. Narnia would be such a magical place to visit and while I want to see and do everything, I would definitely make a stop at Mr. Tumnus’ house.
Solve a murder with Sherlock and Watson
The true crime lover in me just wants to run off and solve mysteries with the best detectives in the world. While spending time with Sherlock would undoubtedly hurt my brain, a day with Sherlock and Watson would surely be unforgettable.
Solve a mystery with Nancy Drew
Before I ran off and got an English degree I wanted to be a Forensic Pathologist, so I have a love of mystery and famous fictional detectives. So, since I’m not solving mysteries in my real life, I’m adding it all to my fictional bucket list.
Have a drink with Tyrion
And by drink, I mean I will nurse one while he shoots back 15. I would love to just sit down and have a conversation with Tyrion and listen to all the things he has to say. He’s full of some pretty wise words when he’s been drinking.
Fight with the Three Musketeers
All for one and one for all! Are they looking for a fourth musketeer? Cause if so, I happily volunteer myself. I would love to go fight the The Three Musketeers, specifically if they’re the ones from the BBC The Three Musketeers.
Spend forever in Beast’s library
Just think of allllllll the books! I say forever because I’m going to spend so much time reading I’m just going to forget that any time has passed. Does everyone else dream of having a library just like that one? Because I do.
Play with fire with Dustfinger
I also want to visit the Inkworld, but to dance with fire with Dustfinger would be a magical experience. He’s been one of my favourite characters from any book for most of my life.
Steal from the rich with Robin Hood
Sign me up for the Merry Men cause I am ready to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Seems fun, right? Back to my love of BBC adaptations, I specifically want to head out with the BBC Robin Hood crew.
Read a book with Elizabeth Bennet
Since reading books is a common theme in my bucket list, why not read one with one of the biggest literary bookworms?
Travel through a magical mirror with Virginia
If you haven’t seen the miniseries The 10th Kingdom, stop reading this now and go watch it. Through that magical mirror is a world full of fairy tales and magic brought to life that I have loved since I was a kid.
I could keep going, cause let’s be honest who doesn’t want to do everything? But I’m gonna stop and just keep dreaming about all the wonderful things I could do if fictional book worlds were actually real.
What are some items on your fictional bucket list? I’d love to hear the places you’d want to go and things you’d love to do!