Bookish Bucket List: Inkheart

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Have you ever finished a book and said “Man, I wish I could ________ like that?” Bookish Bucket List is a semi-regular feature for the things I’ve put on my bucket list and the books that made me do so.

Inkheart cover
Title: Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke

Summary: [from GoodReads]

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Bucket List Entry: Read aloud to someone (and be read aloud to)

Why: Inkheart has been a favorite of mine ever since I read it for the first time. At one point in the book, Mo describes a typical evening at home with Meggie’s mother before she disappears, telling Meggie that they would always sit down in the evening to read to each other. Aside from the unfortunate side effects he describes, to me that sounds like the most magical night ever. There are certain books that are written so beautifully that they’re just meant to be read aloud. Besides, if I had someone to read aloud to, it would mean that I had someone right there to share in my excitement over the stories.

For now, I have to make do with pretending with audiobooks, but someday maybe I’ll have a spouse and kids, and maybe then I’ll have someone to read to!


What’s on your Bucket List?

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3 Responses to “Bookish Bucket List: Inkheart”

  1. My brothers used to read to me when I was little. In fact, my one brother would tape himself reading my favourite stories inserting prompts for page turns, as well. I wish I still had them!

    • Anne says:

      I wish I hadn’t been so impatient as a kid – my parents did read to me when I was tiny, but I wanted to read myself so badly that I barely remember when they stopped :/

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