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

October 20, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 35

Top-Ten-Tuesday
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

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

1. Unlimited time to read.

Come on, book genie – it’s not hard. I just want to have extra time in my schedule to read AS MUCH AS I WANT. (And I know I want to read a lot. Sorry about that.)

More

2. Unlimited time to blog.

While you’re at it, I need some extra hours in the day for blogging too. Seriously, I want to write tons of quality posts, but I also have to homeschool my kids and do my job and actually be around to interact with my family in fun ways sometimes. (They have such unreasonable expectations.)

doctor-who-time-gif

3. Unlimited time to read other blogs.

(Are we sensing a theme here? I think I need a time turner!) I don’t think I need to explain. Lately I’ve been better about this, but I want to have even MORE time to surf the blogosphere!

Time Turner

4. Unlimited resources (and, yes, time) to attend bookish events.

This one might possibly be actually top on my list. I LOVE attending bookish events like RT, BEA and Anderson’s YA Lit Conference. If I had unlimited time and resources, I would go to so many MORE! (Of course, maybe they wouldn’t seem so special then?)

love-it

5. ARCs.

As long as the book genie’s giving me anything I want, I should add ARCs to this list. I’d love to say that I don’t care about ARCs, that I have no jealousy at all when it comes to this topic, but the truth is, I want publishers to send me books. Partially because it feels like a sort of validation of my blog, I’ll admit it. I’ve gotten onto a couple of lists, but so far haven’t had much luck with getting books actually sent to me (at least by the major publishers). I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt my pride a little.

Reading4

6. Better technical and design skills. 

I know this one doesn’t seem particularly bookish, but since it’s for my blog, I’m counting it. I wish I had better technical skills so I could do more with my blog (myself). Even more, I wish I had better design skills so that I could improve the look and feel of the blog and make all sorts of cool graphics!

Technical

7. Instant sequels.

Who wants to wait between series installments? I’d be much better at finishing series if I didn’t have to wait! (I think.)

Instant-Gratification-Good-Thing

8. Closer bookish friends.

I have lots of bookish blogger friends, but I sometimes wish that I had some that I saw in person more often – or maybe even that I was just better on social media, so I could connect even more with people who are further away. Maybe what I really need is just a co-blogger or two! So, bookish genie, hook me up with just the right people, please!

Friends

9. Rewritten endings.

We all have a book or two that we wish had ended another way. What if we each had our own personalized ending? The book genie could make it happen!

Happy Ending

10. My own book.

I started writing a book for NaNoWriMo last year, but I never finished it (though I did complete the required 50k words), and I have to admit that I lost my confidence (or maybe my nerve) somewhere along the way. I’d really like to finish a book – actually, more than one book. And, as long as we’re asking the book genie for stuff, I want those books to be darn good!

Writing

So, what would you ask the book genie for? I want to know!

 

Book vector designed by Freepik

35 Responses to “Top Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me”

  1. Cilla

    I agree with all of these, particularly eight and ten. It’s the best thing when you start making friends with another bookish person, especially when it’s in person. All the possible book borrowing! 😀 And good luck with your book — I’m sure you’ll be able to finish it eventually!

  2. Lola

    More time to read, blog and visit other blogs would be awesome. It feels like there is never enough time in a day to do everything I want to do. I wish I could design things myself and know everything there is about wordpress and the internet, so I could do everything myself and solve everything myself. I know it’s impossible, but it’s ncie to dream. I also would love to meet some bookish people in real life, it woudl be ncie to meet in person and talk about books all the time.

  3. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    This is a great list. I would love the unlimited ARCs one! I live overseas and I think I am limited with the publishers who would send some to me. But if I could get a wish, I would wish that I could get approved for every ARC that I ask for. I admit that I get jealous when someone gets approved for an ARC that I was dying to read, but got denied for.

    Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday - European Library Wish List
  4. Kritika

    Your wishes remind me of how terrible I am about keeping up with posting in my blog and commenting on other blogs! I’m so terrible about finding time for it once college starts (goshdarnit, quarter system!). I wish I had more time to read and blog and read other blogs too!

    Instant sequels would be awesome too.

    Kritika recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday 69: Book Genie wishes
  5. Olivia Roach

    It seems like one of the major things you really want here is time, and I know I can relate to that feeling! I would love to have more time to either read or blog, or even read more blogs! It would be wonderful ^^ I would also love to have the money to travel to America and attend bookish events because none seem to happen here where I live! DD:

    Olivia Roach recently posted: For the Record (Review, Giveaway & SST!)
  6. Bregje

    Bookish friends would be on my list too! I love discussion what I liked and didn’t like about a book. Sometimes I’ll rant about those things to my friends and when I tell them the things I think could have been better they say ‘So you didn’t like the book?’ and I’m just like ‘Nooo! You Don’t understand I loved the book!’ Cause I love discussing the books I enjoyed even more.

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.