Top 10 Tuesday – October 20th, 2015

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday list. This is an original weekly blog meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a new bookish topic for bloggers to create a list about. If you want to know more about Top 10 Tuesday, click here!

This week’s topic is the top ten wishes you’d ask the book genie to grant you. I tried to resist the urge to ask for things like unlimited money to buy books with or the ability to travel through time so I don’t have to wait for new releases (though I wouldn’t mind either!). It took me a while to decide, but here are the top bookish things I would ask the book genie for.

Wish #1: The ability to read faster without my reading experience suffering.

My TBR is growing so quickly and I really wish that I could get through my books faster so I can finally catch up and make room for all the new ones I want to start on. At the moment, I can read fairly fast, but I can’t always get as much from the reading experience if I go about it that way. I’d love to be able to speed up my reading pace and still read with the same proficiency.

Wish #2: For reading to have the same effects on my body as working out.

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Now this would be absolutely incredible; why can’t this be a thing? I don’t entirely mind working out (most of the time), but honestly, reading is so much more fun. And I do a lot of it. It’s something I can do for hours each day without getting tired of it. This would, hands down, be the best way to get in shape!

Wish #3: Immunity to reading slumps.

This would really come in handy because I find that, as a definite mood reader, I fall into reading slumps quite easily. I also find that, though I always love consuming a large quantity of books, if I read too much too quickly or don’t make enough progress in the amount of books I complete, my pace tends to slow or stall. I would love to be able to read any type of book at any time without having to worry that I might have difficulties getting into the mood to read.

Wish #4: The ability to travel into any book world I want.

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I feel like this is definitely something that most book lovers would absolutely love to be able to do. It would be wonderful to have the chance to fully explore and experience the worlds we read about firsthand. If only we could just open up a novel and tumble through the pages…

Wish #5: The chance to meet and talk shop with some of my favorite authors.

As a writer, I can think of nothing better than getting the opportunity to discuss writing and literature with the authors whose work I enjoy and admire. It would be fantastic to hear about their creative processes and learn any tips and tricks they have to offer. I’d also like to hear more about the writing profession from people who have experience in the field.

Wish #6: A few new collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Out of all of my favorite authors, Arthur Conan Doyle is the one who I wish could produce more works. In particular, I would like more of the Sherlock Holmes short stories to exist. Even though there are many Sherlock Holmes stories and I’ve only read about half of them, I still find myself wishing that there could be more to look forward to because I can’t get enough!

Wish #7: The ability to stop time when I am reading.

It would be great to be able to freeze time whenever I wanted while reading a book; I’d get so much more done that way! I’d never have to worry about trying to squeeze it into my schedule when I get busy. This way, I could just pause everything else and take as much time as I wanted during the day to read.

Wish #8: My own personal multi-story library.

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One day, I want to have a huge room in my house to keep all of my books. The only thing that could be better than this would be to have my own personal library-sized space, with multiple levels and cozy places to sit and read.

Wish #9: The chance to read my favorite books again for the first time.

I think this is probably another common wish among bibliophiles. There’s nothing like the feeling of reading an incredible book or series for the first time and falling head over heels in love with it. I’d love to be able to re-experience the feelings that I had when I first read things like Harry Potter or To Kill a Mockingbird. Though I always enjoy re-reading my favorites, nothing can compare to my first time completing them.

Wish #10: To be able to bring my own writing to life for a living.

As well as being a writer I am also an aspiring filmmaker, and I am extremely eager to begin my career as soon as possible. I have always dreamed of seeing my work come to life on screen, and being able to create my own films would be an absolute dream come true.

Suffice it to say, it’s a good thing that the book genie does not actually exist or I might go mad with bookish power!

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What would you ask the book genie for? Let me know in the comments!

-Ariana

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