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.)
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.)
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!
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?)
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.
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!
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.)
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!
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!
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!