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October 20: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me (a new book from a certain author,  a reading superpower, a library that is yours absolutely #librarygoals, a character to come to life, to meet a certain author etc. etc.) YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT.

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1. Built-ins and a ladder. I think a lot of bookworms wish they had a dedicated library room, with four walls of floor-to-ceiling built-in shelves, and one of those rolling ladders. But I still covet one. As a bonus, it would be two stories, with a spiral staircase connecting them.


2. Hellspark sequel. Janet Kagan only wrote a few novels before she died. I wish there were more.


3. Magic book. E-books are nice, but if you could make a blank book any book you wanted, wouldn’t that be amazing? Just write the title and author on the cover, then let the magic happen.

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4. Meet Seanan McGuire. There aren’t quite words for how much I adore her Toby Daye books, and I quite like her other works as well.


5. Meet China Mieville. These books make my brain hurt–in a good way. Such complex ideas are fun to read, ponder, and discuss.

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6. Meet Tanya Huff. I’ve been reading her books forever it seems, and she makes my top ten author list. I would travel a few hours to go to a signing or reading by her–but I don’t think she tours.

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7. Mus of Kerbridge sequel. This was one of my favorite childhood books, and I would love a sequel.


8. Pause Button. If I could just stop time, for a few minutes or a few hours, to finish a chapter or book now and again, that’d be wonderful.

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9. Re-do Phule’s Company end. I loved 1-4, but 5 and 6 did not speak to me at all. I wish instead, there’d been a different book 5 to wrap up the series, and left at that.


10. Time Travel Observation Machine. I wouldn’t want to go back in time and meet my favorite authors, because–paradox! But I would absolutely creep on them during readings, lectures, or conversations.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

3 responses »

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Nicholson Baker had the same idea as your number 8 … although in Fermata, he uses his pause button for other purposes!

  2. Anne says:

    I love your idea about magic books, because even though ebooks are convenient, there’s nothing like holding a physical copy!

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