Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ten Wishes I'd Ask the Book Genie to Grant Me

Oh, Book Genie! Do I have a few wishes for you!

10. Could you start by restoring reading to a place of respect here in the US? No more awful movies and tv where nerdy people are the only ones reading, please.

9. I'd like a new huge series that seizes the imagination of children worldwide, Book Genie.

8. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see people carrying around books everywhere they go? I've seen this in big cities I've visited, like Chicago and NYC, but wouldn't it be wonderful to see it even in little spots like my own small town?

7. I'd love to hear people talking about books instead of hearing that constant jibber-jabber about celebrities. It would be so refreshing. I can hear a bit of it now..."Didn't you love the way the author...."

6. I've only ever seen ads for books a couple of times. How about a book ad during a Super Bowl commercial? In Times Square? I'm not a fan of ads, but I'd love to see book ads everywhere.

5. Book Genie, could you please bring back some of people's old favorites that we don't see any more? Where are the Babysitters Club books, for example? Goosebumps?

4. Kids just don't get the whole book experience when they don't have big beautiful books of their own. Let's start a Christmas campaign, Book Genie: Give a book for Christmas to your child.

3. Reading used to be a child's default setting. Could you restore the defaults, BG?

2. Let's hear what our candidates are reading. Our CEOs. Our teachers at school. Professors. Doctors. The mail carrier. The checkout clerk at Wal-Mart. The barber. Go ahead. Share what you are reading in casual conversation.

1. I think you know what I'm getting at, Book Genie. I want to live in a world where people are thoughtful and considerate and well-spoken and expressive and empathetic and...well, literate. Could you make that happen for me, Book Genie? Please?

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  1. sounds like a utopian world :)

  2. Book paradise! I completely agree, books and reading tend to get something of a bad rap. Though if The Babysitter's Club and Goosebumps are coming back, Point Horror needs to be in there too. Those three series' were my childhood reading life!

    My TTT.

  3. This sounds lovely! I'm afraid I was far more selfish in my book wishes!

  4. A perfect wishlist for book genie- I hope they come through!

  5. Oh book adds! I've only seen one book add on tv which was last year. So yes to that.

  6. Wonderful list! I'd love to see more books (and even book ads) everywhere. Here's my wish list.

  7. This is a great list, Deb! I wish all your wishes would come true. I still am not sure who the Kardashians are and I really don't care. Let's talk about books instead please! I would definitely be interested to know what everyone is reading in my life from the postal worker and grocery store clerk to my boss and the world leaders--so yes to your #2.

    My daughter is fortunate that so many people in our family enjoy reading. A gift-giving holiday does not pass in which she is not receiving a new book. And then, even on non-holidays.

  8. Yes please! OMG if more people read because they enjoyed it...my mind just explodes with possibilities. I am sad to see reading is not many kids go to anymore.

  9. II'd like to hear more people talking about books too. When I am out in public and I see people carrying books, I'll sometimes engage them in conversations about what they are reading. I only have a couple of people in real life that read books, so need more people in my life to talk about books in person.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/10/top-ten-tuesday-10-wishes-id-ask-book.html

    1. I really wish there were more people in my life talking books.

  10. Giving books as gifts!? Yes please! I'm not a kid anymore, but let me tell you, I'm MORE than happy to discover underneath the ribbons and bows that family has gifted me books. Makes me happy! :) Thanks for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon, Deb. Appreciate the comment. :)

  11. Ooh I like these wishes! Very thoughtful ones too! It's funny in a way, because I do do one of these already. Every Christmas, my godmother gift to my niece is a book! I just try to find something I think she might enjoy! Though I still haven't picked this year's out yet. But I shall find something!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. What a fantastic list. Really original - I love it.
    Lynn :D

  13. You have the best wishes for the Book Genie! I wish it too!!

  14. You have wonderful wishes! The world would definitely be a better place with a lot of these

  15. I see your librarian's heart in these requests. I have had a head week with reading being shoved to the back ground more and more at my school and then I was listening to The Shallows: How the Internet Changes Your Brain and i got downright sad. I had to stop listening.


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