my bucket list, i were to compile one, would consist mainly of books i had to read for homework and books which i read very young and fell in love with. i have this weird relationship with first impressions, memories and associated feelings...
for instance, i read 'the ingenious gentleman don quixote of la mancha' somewhere between the ages of 7 and 10 (i cannot exactly recall), it was a wonderful illustrated tome for children which, sadly, i no longer have (so i'm not sure whether it was abridged or not) but hold responsible for sparking my love affair with the written word. it had such a profound impact (along with other books like 'the little prince' by st exupery) that, to this day, i cannot pick up a copy of ' don quixote' and read it. i look for it on shelves but i cannot bring myself to read it. it's almost as if i'm afraid of how i would interpret it as the reader i have become.
and on to the books i read because i had to; i should like to explore the difference between that particular experience and reading for the sheer pleasure of it (you know, not looking at the text through a feminist lens or for it's inherent marxism and all that jazz). these days, mainly, i read non-fiction and when i do read fiction it tends to be sci-fi, but one book definitely on my wish or bucket list would be 'man's place in the universe' by alfred r wallace, as well as a really good biography of the man who came to be lost in darwin's shadow (but i'm still scouting around for that, so, any recommendations will be gratefully received).
p.s. who let you out of zoology?