If you're chasing after the bucket list idea, you're going to ask yourself what's the point? A bucket shouldn't be full of impulsive stuff that we pick up as we go along through life. It shouldn't be filled with stuff that others talk and dream about unless it genuinely resonates with your dreams. Chasing others dreams would be similar to having a hole in your bucket. The most gratifying things to go into the bucket for most of us are those that are part of a larger context. For instance, visiting the Great Wall of China would more than likely be a more meaningful experience. Acquiring that larger context or framework is something that can and should take careful and thoughtful consideration. It often takes hard thought and hard work to develop. In this book you find suggestions for creating and managing your Bucket List.
The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a dead body flops out, it’s an answered prayer for Charlotte, since the first item on her list is to solve a murder. Unfortunately for Charlotte and Francine, before they can discover who really killed the man, they must negotiate neighborhood tours of the crime scene, press coverage of their skinny-dipping, an angry homeowners’ association, a disastrous appearance on Good Morning America, media offers sought by a hungry publicist, and a clever killer. Praise: “Bubbly characters keep this cozy debut lively as you search through the red herrings for the big fish.”—Kirkus Reviews "A well-crafted mystery."—New York Journal of Books "Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Elizabeth Perona's charming debut, Murder on the Bucket List. This warm and witty caper features delightful characters, hilarious antics, and a celebration of friendship . . . Don't miss it!"—Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of The White House Chef Mysteries and The Manor House Mysteries "Elizabeth Perona mixes murder, mystery and a charming cast of characters to concoct an engaging and fun read. High on ingenuity and imagination, low on gore, Murder on the Bucket List keeps the reader guessing."—Mary Jane Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Cake Mysteries and The Key News Thrillers "Murder on the Bucket List is the best kind of cozy mystery—inviting, engaging, intelligent, warm, and witty. Elizabeth Perona's ensemble cast of senior sleuths puts out a welcome mat I couldn't refuse, and you shouldn't either."—Molly McRae, national bestselling author of The Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries "Elizabeth Perona has created a wonderfully light read, with a fun combo of race cars, suburban life, adventurous seniors, and a killer I did not see coming. Can't wait for the next adventure of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club!"—Clare O'Donohue, author of The Someday Quilts Mysteries
Author: Georgia Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-08-07
“Emotional, hilarious, and thought-provoking.”—People *#1 Cosmo Best New Books of Summer* *Best Reads of Summer—PureWow* “Witty, sexy.” —Los Angeles Times “A crowd-pleaser.”—Publishers Weekly “A compelling, thoughtful take on a very real women's health issue; confidently sexy.”—Kirkus Reviews From the author of the critically acclaimed “lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Regulars comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure. Twenty-five-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Lacey doesn't want to lose her breasts. For one, she’s juggling two career paths; her work with the prestigious New York trend forecaster Hoffman House, and her role on the founding team of a sustainable fashion app with friend/mentor, Vivian Chang. Secondly, small-town Lacey’s not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their hey-day. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman. The Bucket List cleverly and compassionately explores Lacey’s relationship to her body and her future. Both are things Lacey thought she could control through hard work and sacrifice. But the future, it turns out, is more complicated than she could ever imagine. Featuring the pitch-perfect “compulsively delicious” (Redbook) prose of The Regulars, The Bucket List is perfect for fans of Amy Poeppel and Sophie Kinsella.
"Can The Bucket List For Now" draws attention to the simple things in life. It is a loose and truncated lexicon containing dramatic monologues, sort to speak. The author's sentiments are inspirational. The conjectures are illuminating. Be prepared to can your bucket list for now and compile a catalog of things to do on a much smaller scale. Why think about death when today holds the gift of life?
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Fun ideas of things to do, places to see, and ways to make a difference! Everyone dreams about places to see, people to meet, and things to do in their lifetime. But too often we lose sight of those dreams and get buried in everyday busyness and demands. More Than a Bucket List will inspire you to seize and act on a range of dreams—anything from visiting the Holy Land, donating your time at a soup kitchen, learning to climb a tree, or helping a child learn to read. The book also includes ideas to make lasting memories as you marvel at a new sight, laugh like crazy with an old friend, or change a life. The compilation of bucket list items is divided thematically and blended with Scripture and personal stories. Pages at the back allow you to write your own bucket list items. Are you ready to finish this life well and start checking off items from your bucket list?
On his personal quest to check off the best of his home country, travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana. After spending years crafting the definitive Canadian Bucket List, he’s packed in enough for a lifetime, at least. In this special excerpt, Esrock takes us to the wild west and Alberta’s wide-open spaces and majestic peaks, including such experiences as: the Calgary Stampede, riding the Rocky Mountaineer train, hunting for dinosaurs, and skiing a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock loves all that the provinces of Ontario and Quebec have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Central Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had in the heart of Canada. Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock explored every inch of central Canada to craft the definitive Bucket List for the region. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin’s personal quest to tick off the very best of Ontario and Quebec packs in enough for a lifetime. The Great Central Canada Bucket List provides a first-hand perspective on: Riding a motorcycle around Lake Superior. Drinking caribou with Bonhomme. Unravelling a mystery in Algonquin Park. Spending the night at an ice hotel. Scaling the via ferrata at Mont-Tremblant. Exploring the great museums. Cave-swimming in the Magdalen Islands
On his personal quest to check off the best of his home country, travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana. After spending years crafting the definitive Canadian Bucket List, he’s packed in enough for a lifetime, at least. In this special excerpt, Esrock takes us to "La Belle Province", a distinct land of rich city culture and time-honoured rural traditions, set against the backdrop of a vast wilderness. Experiences include: discovering historic Quebec City, scaling a frozen waterfall, spending a night in an ice hotel, and finding Montreal’s best smoked meat sandwich.
Author: Dom Harvey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2012
Hello, my name is Dominic Harvey and I am an idiot. Ever since the movie The Bucket List came out in 2008, people have been creating their own lists of things to do before they kick the bucket. Some of the things on these lists look so difficult that I wonder if dying would be a better option than actually ticking off the items. The purpose of these lists seems to be to make the list maker feel like they are doing something more with their life than sitting around writing lists and watching Morgan Freeman DVDs. I am a paid-up life-member of a place called the comfort zone. People always go on about the importance of getting out of your comfort zone. Not me. Any day I can stay inside it is a good day. All of which makes it a bit odd that I decided to complete a bucket list of my own. Not just any bucket list though. This is a reverse bucket list - a bunch of stuff that I could have happily passed away without ever doing - stuff like getting a tattoo I'd instantly regret, arm wrestling an All Black and being the model for a life drawing class - and I recruited some of my closest family and friends to compile it for me. In hindsight, this was a bad idea. But here it is - my pain, discomfort and humiliation for your pleasure - The Bucket List of an Idiot.
Author: Scott Brown
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Every Pittsburgh Steelers fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Pittsburgh. From tailgating to studying the Immaculate Reception to finding the best places to watch a game with other fans, author Scott Brown provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Heinz Field. But not every experience requires a trip to Pittsburgh; long-distance Steelers fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Steelers from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans' Bucket List.
Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock visited every province and territory to craft the definitive national Bucket List. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin’s personal quest to tick off the very best of Canada packs in enough for a lifetime, at least.