Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me


(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish)

This week’s top ten is 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me (a new book from a certain author,  a reading superpower, a library that is your absolutely #librarygoals, a character to come to life, to met a certain author etc. etc.)

  1. Dear Book Genie, I would love free access to all books ever written…
  2. Dear Book Genie, I would love to be able to read a lot faster than I do now just so I can get through my massive tbr list!
  3. Dear Book Genie, please make sure that all future books being made into movies actually stay true to the book and not making up new stuff that is completely irrelevant.
  4. Dear Book Genie, for the love of all that is pure and holy. can all paperbacks be one size and all hardbacks one size so there will be no difference in level when putting them on the shelf?
  5. Dear Book Genie, can I please have a prequel and sequel to the Harry Potter series?
  6. Dear Book Genie, I would love to be able to tell just by touching a book if I will like it or not, or never be drawn to a book that I won’t like.
  7. Dear Book Genie, I never want to have a reading slump again.
  8. Dear Book Genie, it would make the rest of my life if I could read in a car, on the bus or on the train. Car sickness really suck.
  9. Dear Book Genie, I want the library from the Beauty and the Beast. Actually, I could take the whole castle…
  10. Dear Book Genie, I would love a future career where I either worked with books or where my job was just to read books all day…

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

  1. #1 — Are you sure about that? That would probably mean — literally (no pun intended) — millions of books. With all those choices, it would be hard to choose. You’d spend most of the day deciding and then when you had you’d probably think to yourself that maybe there was something even better to read and then spend hours more searching.
    #2 — Ever since I took up writing seriously, I’ve read much slower. I like to savour the words of a well-written sentence. Besides, I retain what I read if I do so at a more moderate pace. The world is rushed enough as it is.
    #3 — I don’t mind sometimes having new scenes added or changed somewhat, but I do hate it when a movie barely follows the content of the book or completely obliterates the ending so as to render it ineffective (as in the film version of Jodi Piccoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper”).
    #4 — Oh, Erika, don’t you know that variety is the spice of life!
    #5 — Who is this Harry Potter you speak of? (Just kidding.)
    #6 — I’m sure that will happen one day in the future. But sometimes reading “bad” stuff makes you appreciate the “good” stuff all the more.
    #7 — I don’t think I’ve ever had a reading slump. I read every day, though not necessarily books. (I’m a bit of a news junkie, I regret to say.)
    #8 — Haven’t had the misfortune to have suffered that. The only time I was ever sick in a plane was on a flight between Isfahan and Tehran. It was on an ancient Iran Air DC-6 (four-engine prop). The plane was packed, the ventilation wasn’t working properly, it was hot, the turbulence was wicked, and people were throwing up left and right. My little brother tried to make it back to the bathroom to upchuck and ended up hurling all over a man in a suit. I actually did make it back to the bathroom, only to find that it was chock-a-block full of vomit.
    #9 — But think of all the dusting you’d have to do. There’d be no time for reading. Horrors!
    #10 — Don’t they call that a “librarian”?

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    • Oh wow, you didn’t hold back on that answer 😀
      1. Having unlimited access would both be a blessing and a curse. I already now have such an issue choosing what to read since I have “too many books”…
      2. At the moment, this is me being stressed. I want to read, but it takes too much time out of my day to do so. I do however slow down when reading a book I really enjoy just to savour it, like you said.
      3. That is true. As long as it follows the major plot of the film some changes are acceptable. But sometimes they just change too much and a lot of it doesn’t even make since. The final two HP movies are a great example of this.
      4. This is my OCD kicking in. Nothing irks me as much as books that are different heights. It makes my skin crawl :/ Variety is awesome but not when it comes to the height of books 😛
      6. This is true as well. After reading a “bad” book it is just such a pleasure to pick up a well-written book.
      7. I do “read” every single day but not books, and sometimes it can take weeks between books for me. It is such a stupid problem but it is just super annoying.
      8. Lucky you! Oh god, that sounds awful. At least you weren’t the only one. Or maybe that made it worse? I’m fine in cars and on planes and so on as long as I don’t read.
      9. It would be worth it 😛
      10. Ha ha suppose so. Too bad I’ve chosen to become a teacher 😛


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