Thursday, October 13, 2011

Book list

As anyone who knows me will attest, my favorite thing to do is reading. Here's a list of books that I'm looking forward to buying (some are already available while some aren't) by list of preference:

  1. Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: The Alloy of Law
  2. Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light
  3. Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive book 2 (and the rest of the series as and when they come out)
  4. Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski's Soccernomics
  5. Any new Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett
  6. Daniel Abraham’s Long Price Quartet
  7. Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles book 3
  8. Joseph Delaney's The Spook's Destiny (and the rest of the series as and when they come out)
  9. Joseph Delaney's The Spook's Bestiary
  10. Robin Hobb's The Rain Wild Chronicles book 3
  11. Robin Hobb's Soldier Son Trilogy

Bucket list

I guess everyone has different dreams of what they would like to achieve during their lifetime. Here's my list of stuff I want to achieve before I finally kick the bucket:


  • College diploma
  • Get married to someone wonderful
  • Have wonderful kids
  • Buy an SLR
  • Buy a guitar

Not achieved (but still achievable, I hope)

  • Get some pet snakes (starting with ball pythons)
  • Buy a nice house
  • Buy a nice 4x4
  • Buy a big motorbike
  • Be good at playing guitar (not likely, but I can dream!)
  • Become a decent nature photographer (not necessarily becoming a pro, becoming a good amateur one would be enough for me at this moment)
  • Buy a lot more photography gear :P
  • Travel around Malaysia (with the big bike or 4x4)
  • Document as much as possible of Malaysia's wildlife
  • Get a degree
  • Publish a novel (I think I'll wait until I've lived and experienced a lot of life before trying this)
  • Join a soccer coaching course

Not achieved (and unlikely to ever achieve)

  • Become a herpetologist (because of a stupid decision I made while in school deciding not to take biology, which was really dumb because up until then I'd had a dream of being a herpetologist or at least a zoologist)
  • Get (really, really filthy) rich
Time will tell how much I'll be able to tick off from my bucket list. I might add or remove stuff from the list as I get older (which is normal I think, after all priorities and all that change as we age), who knows? Anyways, even if I don't achieve much more that what I have already done, I'm still fairly happy with what I have already achieved.