And even though books are pretty magical on their own, let's face it: we're all crazy bookworms, so I'm sure most of our dreams already have to do with books anyway.
They do say be careful what you wish for, and I agree with that, but here's my list anyway because I'm a risk-taker ;-)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Wishes I’d Ask the Book Genie to Grant Me
10. A List of Every Book I’ve Ever Read
It’d be interesting because I’ve been a bookworm since I was kid and definitely don’t even vaguely remember all the books I’ve read.
9. Perfect Vision
Does this count as a bookish wish? I say it does because perfect vision means no dry or irritating contacts, no blurry words, no anything to stop me from reading more!
8. Hands-Free Reading
Magical books and ebooks that float in front of you and flip/scroll their own pages would come in handy. It’s 2015, someone get on this. Think about it, you could read in shower, while eating, while working out…
7. The Images in My Head Put onto Paper
I would LOVE if I could draw the characters and settings from the books I read because, over time, I forget them, or they get fuzzy, especially when movies come out, but I want to remember them forever! And I couldn’t draw from my mind if my life depended on it.
6. Get Finished Series from the Future
I’m a series binge reader. I like to read all the books in a row. I don’t want to wait. But sometimes I can’t help myself and start series before they’re finished anyway and then hate myself for the torture.
5. The Ability to Stop Time Without Aging
I could have all the time in the world to get my reading done!
4. Checklist for Every Book
Unlike many book bloggers, I DO read blurbs and reviews because, though I do like trying new things, I also know what I like and have specific tastes. I like certain types of characters, plots, emotions, and qualities in my books, so a checklist for these things would help me find more books I love without wasting time on the disappointing ones.
3. A Bay Window
When I was in middle school, my family had planned on moving, and the one and only thing I was excited about was that I was going to have a bay window in the new house to read in. I’m glad we didn’t move, but damn it, I still want a bay window!
2. This Library
This one needs no explanation.
The four-poster bed at the center struck me as larger than life, a piece of furniture of inhuman standards with red silk sheets and a velvet comforter. Clearly, the bed was meant to be the centerpiece of the room, but that was hardly the most impressive feature The two-story walls were lined with books, old and new, with a sliding brass ladder attached to the shelves to ensure each of them was accessible. Along one wall, a break in the shelving allowed for a fireplace where a lively fire crackled and popped. Two oversized red velvet chairs hugged its warmth. I took one look at their plush cushions and curved backs and sagged with exhaustion.
1. MONEY TO BUY ALL THE BOOKS!
Does that make me greedy? Do I even care? I mean, come on, isn’t this what every book lover wants? And what good would the other wishes be without this one? I’d love to have the money to buy every book I ever want, ebook and physical copies. Not only would I always get to read what I want, I’d have the library of my dreams!
I thought of including the ability to go into any book I want, but I think I’d get spoiled and stop enjoying reading for the magic that it already is. (It’s so tempting though!)
Before you go, enjoy this Phineas & Ferb clip, and keep this in mind when you find your book genie!