The idea for this post came from the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today I have chosen a topic I missed a few weeks ago. Here are some books that inspired me to want to do certain things:
Going to a school of magic
Due to the types of books I often read, not all things I want are very realistic. By now I have accepted that I will never get my Hogwarts letter. But I still fantasize about going to a university of magic like in The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss or in the Dutch book De erfenis van Richard Grenville by Natalie Koch.
Being a journalist
I read the Millinnium trilogy by Stieg Larsson while applying for a master in journalism. The books made me want to be a journalist even more! I already saw myself doing detailed research and writing groundbreaking articles. But sadly I was not admitted to the master.
Making November Cakes
Puck Connolly eats delicious sounding cake in The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. After reading the book I really wanted to taste it. I even found the recipe for November Cakes. I still have to make them, so maybe this november.
Owning a dragon
When I was younger I read The Inheritance Cycle by Cristopher Paolini. While reading this series I fantasized about having my own friendly dragon. By now I would also be very happy with a cat, but a dragon would still be quite awesome.