Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me


This week's Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish: 10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

1. More time to read for pleasure: or maybe that should just me more time in general. Either way though, I would love to be able to read more things that are not assigned for class or to keep up with my duties at the journals that I help out at. Audiobooks absolutely help me and I'm happy for them, but...well...that leads me my next wish actually:

2. A device that I can use to listen to audiobooks all the time: I know that there are apps and things, but I don't own one. Between commuting to and from work and work and school and the fact that I can listen to audiobooks at work, it would be awesome to be able to listen to whatever whenever I have more than a couple of minutes. (P.S.: if I could have a device for this as well as an app for e-book reading, that would be boss.)

3. The money to pay for the pay audiobooks sites (like Audible, etc.): That would be rad because they have sooooo many more titles than I can find through the library.

4. The new volume of Blanche Weldon Cooke's Eleanor Roosevelt biography: the last one I have ends in 1938. Ken Burns's PBS documentary about the Roosevelts has done nothing but make me want to learn more about Eleanor.

5. A third book from Marilynne Robinson for the Gilead series: Gilead focuses on John Ames and Lila focuses on Lila. I would love to read a book based on the perspective on their son (maybe after reading his father's letters or learning about his mother's life???)

6. A BBC miniseries series for all of Jane Austen's books: technically, the book genie may not be able to help me with this, but maybe he'll know the book to movie adaptation genie who can make this happen. *fingers crossed*

7. A book from Dorothy Allison detailing Bone's life as a grown up: I fell in love with Bastard Out Of Carolina when I was younger and I've always wondered how life ended up for Bone (I also wondered this about To Kill a Mockingbird's Scout and Ellen Foster, but they now have sequels that have answered those questions)

8. Changing the labeling of books: I was just talking about this with a friend the other day. I hate labels like Chick Lit and Urban Fiction and things of that nature. What happened to the good ole days of straight up Fiction? Of course, I have no idea how I would classify titles (other than strictly by genre), but the way the system is now leaves a lot to be desired. A. Lot.

9. More independent book stores: don't get me wrong, I could chill in a Barnes and Noble all day long (and have...many times...and now that a lot of them have cafe's in them? I can do open to close no problem) but I wish I had a funky, indie bookstore to hang out at and find small press/micro press books that I won't find anywhere else. Bonus points if said indie bookstore has a funky little coffee shop inside or has things like book clubs, salons, etc. Extra special bonus points if it has all of the above.

10. A large, sturdy book shelf: you know...to hold all the wishes the book genie is nice enough to grant me (plus all the ones I already have).

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting choices.
    My TTT: