So I’ve decided to muscle in on The Broke and the Bookish‘s fantastic Top Ten Tuesday meme! This week it’s…
🌈 Ten Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me! 🌈
Dearest Book Genie,
I have been an awful good girl this year (I assume Book Genie letters are similar to Santa letters right?) and I’m only asking for a few minor, miniscule, things! So in no particular order, I wish for…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone fully illustrated edition.
This is a strange wish. I actually own this book. However I don’t have it in my immediate possession. I ordered it the day it came out and sent it to my home in Wales (UK). So for the next four to five months that book will be mine but will be five and half thousand miles away. So Book Genie, I would like to peruse my lovely, new book just for one night and then have it safely transported back home. Preferably by Hedwig.
2. All the Harry Potter series fully illustrated.
I know this will come in time but I’m impatient and I want them NOW Book Genie!
3. To see all my books fully illustrated.
I cherish poring over the illustrations in books. I adore Quentin Blake’s visions of Roald Dahl’s tales and Pauline Baynes’ take on the Narnia chronicles and would love to see all my books with such detailed and inspirational artwork!
4. For J. K. Rowling to right a Harry Potter prequel.
I swear all my wishes aren’t Harry Potter related but this is such a must for me! The series would concentrate on Harry’s parents and the Marauders’ lives in Hogwarts and later in the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius would figure prominently!
5. To have a library gifted to me like Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
You know the one I’m talking about! Slidey ladders and all!
6. For daemons seen in Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ to be real!
How cool would it be to have another piece of you to converse with, console with and cuddle with! I kind of think mine would settle into the form of a fox. Not wholly good, not wholly bad, dog-like, independent and quiet (except when they do that ear drum shattering ‘I’m being murdered’ screaming thing – similar to my singing voice in fact!)
7. To own the full collection of the Folio Society‘s books.
I currently own one. The Eagles of the Ninth and LOOK HOW PRETTY! I would like to catch them all please.
8. To own more of the Penguin and Puffin Hardcover Classics.
So far I have: The Woman in White and The Secret Garden. Seriously poor form! Genie, I would like these for Christmas please to take my mind off not being with my family and dog this year. Merci beaucoup.
9. For all my books in my library to be signed (dedicated to me) by the author.
“Just let me get my personally dedicated copy of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’. Oh yes, I have a signed copy. Don’t you?” (Library fully signed me is a bit of a conceited arse.)
10. To read Sue Townsend’s final Adrian Mole book(s).
I was super depressed when Sue Townsend passed away last year. I began reading Adrian Mole’s diary in primary school (I remember it vividly as I had to read a passage to some external inspectors who came to school, and it just so happened to be a part mentioning how Pandora’s boobs were jiggling about and how she’d have to get a bra soon and I got SUPER embarrassed reading this aloud to the 60 year old man beside me. Cringe.) and he has been with me ever since. He is an honorary member of my family as we are all huge fans of his diaries. My mum and I even got teary when we found out he had cancer in ‘The Prostrate Years.’
So many questions will now remain unanswered: will Adrian go into remission? Will he ever have a successful relationship? Will he and Pandora ever get together?! I wish I could know!
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So there’s my Top Ten for this week! I really enjoyed thinking up my wildest book wishes. I just need that genie to make it all come true now!
And just out of curiosity, what form do you think your daemon would take? Let me know in the comments!