If A Book Genie Appeared To Me Right Now, I’d Wish For… | Top Ten Tuesday

If A Book Genie Appeared To Me Right Now, I’d Wish For… | Top Ten Tuesday


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

YES, IT’S TUESDAY AGAIN. Woot, woot! While most people are the “thank God it’s Friday” type, I’m a total “thank God it’s Tuesday” type of person. Why? Because I’m a bookworm and flipping loves the Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I don’t know about you but I’m so excited for this week’s topic. But seriously, how will I ever stick to TEN wishes?! Can I ask for unlimited wishes? Is that possible? But I suppose that would spoil the fun. I’ll just have to be extra clever about it. 

One day, on a searing hot summers day in Australia, in the home in which Josephine lives in, a poof of dramatic smoke materializes in the middle of the room and up pops a genie, a BOOK genie, claiming he will grant me 10 bookish wishes, any at all. And so Josephine says: “I think I’ll wish for…”

1. The power to think of a book of my choice and have it materialize into my hands immediately

Every bookworm’s dream right?! But of course, this wish has limitations. Unfortunately, *scoffs* my genie has put in the rule I am only allowed to conjure up one book a day. I suppose I can live with that. (Otherwise I’d end up neck deep in a mountain of books, heh…) 

2. Time to stop/pause whenever I read a book

WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME IN OUR LIFETIMES TO READ BOOKS. So, why not solve that solution and make time stop whenever we decide to read a book? Specifically books otherwise time would stop whenever we read words. Imagine being on public transport, suddenly glancing at a poster and the bus coming to a sudden halt? Flip, I’d freak. BUT YES. BEST WISH EVER, RIGHT? RIGHT?! 

3. My own personal library

Please, oh, please wise and powerful genie, grant me my own library, in the shape of a beautiful home, where I can spend my days dancing with glee and constantly adding the books I conjure each day to my collection. My library should be covered with bookshelves of all kinds, a large fireplace that always burns, and the comfiest chairs in existence where I can either read on all day or, if I decide I want to sleep over for the night, I can do just that! THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

4. All of my book boyfriends to come to life (this could get problematic)

This is a brilliant idea that has me squealing like a 12-year-old One Direction fangirl, but at the same time, this is a bad wish (because seeing all my book boyfriends alive and in this world will probably make me melt into a puddle of feels. I MIGHT DIE FROM THE FEELS). But pleeeeeease genie, grant me this wish. I need to see Rowan, and Aedion, and Will and Jem and Leo and Maxon and Legolas (technically he is alive and well as the gorgeous Orlando Bloom, but hey) and SO MANY MORE I CAN’T NAME BECAUSE I’M FANGIRLING AND MY BRAIN HAS TURNED TO MUSH. 


5. The ability to read a book and see the movie play out through my own eyes

We as bookworms are constantly dreading the newest book-to-movie adaptation with fervor, because who knows how much a director will MESS UP our perfect book or series? For example, I am so flipping nervous for the Throne of Glass TV series. It’s so easy for directors to mess up the look of characters and to cut out important plot points and dialogue. WE WANT EVERYTHING. NOTHING SHOULD BE MISSED OUT. So what better than to have the power to see the movie in your head as you read it? Holy heck, please genie, I beg you to grant me this wish! 

6. The world to have an actual job for bookworms who love to read and want to do nothing but that

We should get paid for reading books. I don’t care where you get the money from, but it must happen. This world needs a job for all the bookworms out there who dedicate their time and energy and love and MONEY into reading all the books created by authors (me included of course, please pay me).

7. The ability to jump into the world of a book and to experience it through any character I choose

I constantly read books and wish I could experience the situation with them. I’m currently reading Clockwork Prince and if you all have read it and know the scene with Will and Tessa during the Lightwood’s party, I WISH I WAS TESSA AT THAT MOMENT, HOLY FLIPPING HECK. *SWOOOOOOONNNNNNNN* 

I want to experience the world of Celaena, the world of Tessa, the world of Shazi, and MORE! 

8. The clothes of all my favourite heroines to be in my possession 

I suppose this goes hand in hand with my last wish. Some of my favourite heroines have the BEST ATTIRE. Especially Celaena. Like seriously, can I please have all her clothes so I can dress up like her everyday? Including her kick-butt assassin outfits? 

9. No more horrific book covers. NO MORE.

We value the beauty of our books. So I declare no more ugly book covers. Please. They must just not be possible! 

10. Books that normalize diversity

Have you seen my last post about Diversity in Books? If not, you should. (lo and behold, my smooth self-promoting skills!) But this is something we need in books. A normalization of diversity, such as in terms of culture, sexuality, mental health and just all aspects of diversity in our world. I want to see everyone included in books! Especially people who are alienated in our society today. 

Woot woot! That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. But now for the fun part…

Tell me… what would you wish for?


71 responses to “If A Book Genie Appeared To Me Right Now, I’d Wish For… | Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Ouch Josephine, watch out for the one with all the book boyfriends! xD Sometimes the more does not equal the merrier haha.
    Agree on most of those though… CAN I JUST STOP TIME FOR 3 HOURS TO FINISH A BOOK? With school and life in general, I just need to figure out how to put more time in for reading. 😛 Super list!

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    • Oh yes you’re right.. Maybe I’ll wish for them all to love me unconditionally… Mwahahaha!
      I KNOW, I ALWAYS FEEL THAT WAY! We need to find more time to read without compromising everything else.
      Thank you Aila. 💟


  2. AHHH THIS POST = PERFECTION. Particularly that first one. *nods* It would be just perfect to have one book a day of whatever you choose. :’) omg. May I borrow your genie?!? PUH-LEASE.
    I also want to see diversity normalised in books. xD Although, I do understand that if ALL books are about minorities, then they are cutting their audience. But it’d be nice to read about…someone who’s deaf, for instance, without being “woah, that’s 1 book in 300”. I WANT TO READ ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE YES. *flails*

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    • CAIT THANK YOU AH 💜 I know right? Wouldn’t it be simply marvelous?! I’ll lend you my genie, of course!
      And of course, who WOULDN’T want to read a book about a deaf person? And the day when we finally don’t take much notice of the fact that a book is diverse will be a great moment in history.


  3. Man oh man, a job where you’re still surrounded by books and a job where you serve books and bookworms alike would be AMAZE-BALLS!!! I’d love to have that kind of job! I’d also love immortality, but hey, maybe reading a book and making time stop at the same time works, too! As long as I have an ability to read ALL THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  4. I think I fell in love with all of those wishes. I want all of those to happen, right away, if only, haha! 🙂 And all bookworms definitely need, like you said, a job where they can just read and fangirl about it all day long. That would be the dream!

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  5. This was awesome! ^.^ I completely agree with and require #2. There is SO not enough time in the world to read all the books that we want to read what with all the other menial tasks… like sleeping and eating. What wastes of time. :p

    I also like your take on #7. I, too, want to jump into books, but I didn’t give it the twist of being one of the characters. That is quite unique and would be very interesting. (Though, I’m a plot destroyer so I’d be the random character that jumps in and ruins everyone’s OTP. Heh heh heh. *evil smirk*)

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  6. I love your wish list! I really hope your 6th wish come true because that would definitely make me rich and I can buy as many books as I want. I’m a huge movie buff so I would love to have that 5th wish granted for me. Great Post! 😀


  7. Fabulous wishes, Josie!! We have so many in common. I can’t believe I didn’t think about #5, 8, 9, and 10! It would be so amazing to have the clothes of my favourite female characters and of course, have no more terrible book covers. 😉 Also, #3 and 6 must happen ASAP!!
    Awesome list! ❤

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    • Thank you Analee! Yes indeed we do have quite a few in common! 😄 Oh we always forget some of the wishes we want to make, that’s why I love TTT, because we can see what other people wish for that we might have forgotten!

      Thanks for stopping by Analee 💗

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  8. I love your wishes! 🙂
    Having any book just materialize would be amazing!
    I would love to have a personal library too. When I ever move to my own house and have more than one room, I will definitely keep it in mind to make one room a library ONLY!
    YES, no more ugly book covers! Hah.

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    • You’d never have to worry about going out to buy books or waiting for it to come in the mail! How awesome is that?! 😄
      Oh yes, one of the first things I’ll do with my own home is set up a room as my own personal library 😉

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  9. Celaena has amazing clothes… it would be awesome: I mean, halloween would be easy and you would never have to spend money on clothes again.

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  10. Hahaha I’ve been seeing everyone want to stop time so that they can read more… BUT if you stopped time, that means that we’d have to wait even longer for anticipated releases!! Except… you can conjure up books so I guess that problem is solved 😀 And omg yes, can somebody please pay me to read? Even if it’s just 10c a page, I’d still earn heaps. $$$

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  11. I think everyone is wishing for their own library tonight haha, totally top of my imaginary and UNWRITTEN list as well. I have been such a lazy blogger. There are plenty of jobs for bookworms, the question is WHO WILL GIVE THEM TO ME PLEASE? I wish I had more time to blog and read and visit other people’s sites. Sigh. AND SO MUCH YES TO 10!!

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