10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

22:36 Cilla P 6 Comments

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1. I wish for the resources to have every book I like. Books are expensive and, since I'm still partial to physical copies, require a lot of space. It would be brilliant to have both money and space in abundance.

2. I wish for everyone to have an access to a library. I'd like it if every city in every nation has the resource and ability to invest in libraries, because that would mean everyone's fed and safe and able to enjoy being lost in their imagination.

3. I wish for a career where I'd get paid to read. Pleaseeeee? Teaching has its rewards, but my dream job is still one where I can read all day and discuss bookish things with bookish people.

4. I wish for unlimited time to write my own book. I have had an idea for a novel for two years, and I've written some of it for NaNo. I never got to 20k, let alone 50k, but it was more of a start than I'd ever had. However, since I've started a full-time job, I haven't been able to focus on writing. It would be awesome to be able to dedicate even a couple of days to just delve back into it.

5. I wish for my books to be forever protected from termites and other book-ruining creatures/incidents. My family and I have suffered two termite infestations in two different houses, and I'm still traumatised. So not okay with the fact that there are holes in my copy of The Cuckoo's Calling. Please, Genie, help me keep my books in tact for years to come.

6. I wish to be less shy. I have a bad habit of lurking in the blogosphere. I'd follow blogs that are so interesting but be too shy to leave a comment and say hello. This needs to change.

7. I wish for Remus Lupin. If the Book Genie can make him real, be around my age, and in love with me, that's totally cool with me.

8. I wish for Belle's library from Beauty and the Beast. When I was a little girl, this library was all I wanted in life. Now that I'm a young woman, this library is still a dream of mine. But I'd also want the army of dancing brooms and dusters to keep it clean, because I would hate having to look after this all by myself!

9. I wish to have coffee with my favourite author. Please let me have a chat with JK Rowling over a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate in my case) once before I die.

10. I wish for the ability to absorb the extraordinary powers of my favourite characters. Like Peter Petrelli from Heroes, I'd be able to channel the powers of the characters around me temporarily. So, I can do magic when reading Harry Potter, be a Sun Summoner a la Alina Starkov, or morph into an animal when I'm in Animorphs' universe. All while avoiding their wars. Wouldn't that be fun?

What would you ask the genie for?


  1. I hope you do start commenting around the blogosphere more. That's one you don't need the book genie for - I promise we're all nice and will love you for commenting! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Haha, that's good to know! :D I'm working on being more confident about striking up conversations in general these days, really. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. #3 is definitely my lifetime wish! I would totally quit my current job if I can get paid to read :D Great list!

    1. Right?? I would do the same in a heartbeat haha. Thank you!

  3. I’d love to get paid to read. Is that a real job? :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Unfortunately not as far as I know of. :( I'm keeping my eyes open for the possibility though!


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