Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Wishes For A Book Genie

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1.) Never Ending Bookshelves
You know when you are like "ugh, I need a new bookshelf because I'm addicted to buying books." So you buy one and you start reorganizing your shelves only to realize that this shelf is not big enough and now you need another one. I want my book genie to proactively produce a new shelf whenever I need one.

2.) The Ability to Stop Time While Reading
I'm such a slow reader so initially I was going to say I want to speed read but really what I would like is to be able to stop time while I'm reading so that I can just keep reading without losing any time. Imagine how great that would be. You read a whole book and no time has passed at all!

3.) A Maid
This sort of goes with wanting to stop time but this weekend I had to stop reading to do adulting things like clean. I'm just saying I could get so much more reading done if I had someone cleaning my apartment for me. I wouldn't have to stop to wash dishes or clean the bathroom. I could just read.

4.) Bookish Telekinesis
I was going to say that I want the most comfortable chair but then I realized most of the discomfort comes from having to prop the book up. So I want to be able to float the book in front of my face and to turn pages with my mind. I could read without lifting a finger. Wow! So many of these really show you all how lazy I am.

5.) For All My Favorite Authors to Visit Pittsburgh
Okay, change of subject. After two really amazing author visits I am totally wishing more amazing authors came here. I get about three great ones a year but I want more! I want to meet Brandon Sanderson, J.K. Rowling, Victoria Schwab, Sarah J. Maas. All my favorites.

6.) George R.R. Martin to Finish A Song of Ice and Fire
Originally I was going to say that I want Winds of Winter but really what I want is GRRM to finish writing the series. He just seems to be writing and writing. This series will probably never end. Normally I would be okay with that but I need to know what happens!

7.) For J.K. Rowling to Write Another  Harry Potter Book.
Unlike GRRM, I never want JKR to stop writing books. I want a next generation book, a Marauder's Era book, a book about the Hogwarts founders. I read some HP fan fiction but I want some canonical stuff.

8.) For Dust Jackets to Become Obsolete 
I hate dust jackets. They're stupid and always in the way. I want my book genie to make it so that hardcovers are designed with the pretty covers directly on the books so that dust jackets don't exist. 

9.) Books to Become Waterproof
I'm messy (hence the need for a maid). I like taking books places and then it rains and they get wet and ruined. I wish that we could make them so they could get wet and not get all messed up. Waterproof paper? Written on plastic? I don't care just make it so that if I spill my coffee on it I'm not SOL.

10.) A Bookish Time Machine
I think an actual time machine would be amazing but really what I want is a machine that will give me any book that isn't out yet. Wish you had the sequel to a book you loved? That debut that comes out in fall 2016? The book time machine has got you covered.

There you have it. The ten things I would ask a book genie for. What things are on your list? Do we have any in common? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I have seen the George R.R. Martin wish on quite a few blogs today! I really sympathize with those of you who want to finish that series. The fact that he seems to basically refuse to finish it in a timely manner is the big reason I still haven't started it. I've already started one series where the author died before it was complete. Never again!!

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    1. RIGHT! I assume you are referring to the Wheel of Time series and Brandon Sanderson cannot finish it for GRRM. He has to write me more Mistborn books.

  2. Great list! I'd like more Harry Potter too. :)

  3. Smart thinking lady!! We are so on point with the time thing! YOU are super on point with winds of winter! at this point i doubt well ever get to see a dream of spring. Stop directing shitty sci fi on HBO and finish off the rest of your characters already!! WTF! Sorry im passionate about ASOIAF. More Harry Potter - love it, obsolete dust jackets - perfection, MAID - YES!
    <3 Britt

  4. You have come up with some super awesome ideas! Like the book telekinesis! Such a great idea! And I almost put #1 on my list! And yes, we NEED more HP books. Great list!

  5. Oh...definitely intrigued with this dust jacket one! Don't get me wrong, I do love my book covers and their gorgeousness, but they can get in the way. And they can easily be damaged, so I usually read "naked" books! LOL. Though then people don't know what I am reading, which is a shame sometimes. I do LOVE Danielle Vega's books, because both of her have the cover imprinted right on the book! ie: no dust cover!

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  6. I continue to see a Rowling wish for the Marauders area books. And while i see that i just... why don't more people want Hermiones perspective? i want that, and i never saw that anywhere which is just... mind baffeling to me. I mean i wouldn't say no to a series written from Lupins point of view during his school year, because honestly i think that would be one of the funniest things, trying to stop his friends from going overboard while at the same time really wanting to do what they want to do... okay i am with you all. Rowling get working the Marauder books!
    And i am with you on Martin as well, even though i am still have quite a few books to read in his series, at the speed he is going i will be finished with all those huge books before anything new comes out.
    Fantastic list :)

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  7. I did not even think about books being waterproof, because that needs to be a thing! And I generally do like dust jackets, but I was struggling with the jacket for Illuminae, especially since the book itself is huge. So yeah, I agree that that needs to go. Personally I like paperbacks though haha. SO LAZY, though let's be honest I would also like book telekinesis as well.