Originally Posted 8/7/2017 –
Special note to contributors, I apologize that the pictures didn’t migrate, next blog hop this will be corrected.
Brandy Potter www.brandypotterbooks.com
- I will have to steal at least 1 answer. The salary. If I could stay home and write or read 8 hours a day that would be amazing! I have so many things going on in writerville, I can’t keep up.
- To go back to a time where corporations didn’t control what books came out on the market. I so hate when a genre floods the market and even my favorite authors are writing vampire stories just to have a “marketable” book.
- To go stay at the Inn at Boonesboro with Heather Graham and have lunch every day with Nora Roberts (she owns the inn…. And a lot of the town. Small town great place ) and just talk. Not necessarily about writing or processes, just talk. I think you learn more about and from a person when you just get to know them and how they think than you do grilling them about their processes.
Belinda Bekkers www.belindabekkers.com
It would have to be a house with a library, a never-ending credit with Bookdepository, and an all expenses trip to visit all the places mentioned in Eat, Pray, Love.
Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
I would wish for:
- An unlimited library full of all the sorts of books I like, with armchairs tucked between the shelves in sunny alcoves full of windows for the perfect reading environment.
- Unlimited credit “wherever books are sold” so I can get the print editions of any book, even the self-published ones.
- An annual salary to cover the cost of living so I can just read and write and pursue any dream I like without having to worry about whether I can afford it or whether it can pay the bills.
V.L. Jennings www.virginialorijennings.com
Genies always seem to mess up wishes… so I really hate trying to come up with them, knowing how they could go wrong. So, suppose we have a NICE book genie…
I would wish:
- To visit the Harry Potter world of the books- barring that, a visit to the Harry Potter Theme Park would suffice. Because I loved that world and I want to see it come to life!
- I’d have to second Leslie’s wish of an annual salary to cover the cost of living while I read and write without having to worry about bills. Barring that- maybe being able to afford a writing retreat once a year.
- Reading conventions (like comic conventions but for books- seriously why isn’t this already a thing?) We have book conventions where people sell books- why not book conventions where we celebrate books?! Come dressed as your favorite character!
Just B. Jordan www.JustBJordan.com
- To have a free audio book player with an unlimited library in my brain. Ok, that sounds creepy. But if it wasn’t creepy, I would love to be able to walk around at work with the ability to play/pause books without being attached to a device or having other people hear the book.
- To have my dream library. Three floor to ceiling walls of books, the fourth wall entirely made of windows overlooking a fantastic view. Rolling ladders to reach the top shelves. A mini tea/bistro counter to make drinks, a tall table at the window to write at, and a few comfy chairs for reading. ❤
- …To be completely crazy, a dress made out of books that’s water and tear proof. Now that would be fun!
Skye Hegyes www.skyehegyes.com
This is a tough one, but here are the three bookish things I’d wish a genie for:
- A large blank book that contained the story I wanted to read whenever I opened its pages.
- The Library of Alexandria restored to its original purpose and beauty.
- A salary that would allow me to read and write whenever I wanted for however long I wanted without ever worrying about finances or self-care.
Jebraun Clifford www.jebraunclifford.com
What a fun question! Let’s see…I’d want:
- A magic bookshelf that would anticipate my exact mood and produce the perfect story for me to savor.
- A magic mirror to converse with authors all over the world.
- A magic pen that would enable me to write fanciful stories that could capture the imagination of all who read them.
Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com
- A huge home library. My little bookshelves just aren’t enough. I want a library like Belle in Beauty and the Beast… shelves and shelves packed with books. Heaven!
- The ability to magically enter the world of any book I’m reading (that I choose to… some would be far to scary). I love to be able to step inside the world of Hogwarts and take part in the lessons, or have tea and a gossip with the ladies from one of Jane Austen’s books… maybe even dance with Mr Darcy? Just think of the possibilities!
- Free books for life, and copies of all the special editions before anyone else. I will have a huge library to put them in after all