Happy Tuesday, fellow book bloggers! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and the topic this week (Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist) was kind of hard for me. I already have SO many books I want to read, that it’s hard to think of things I wish authors would write about. Buuuut I persevered, and then kind of made up my own stuff near the end… you’ll see.
1. More novels with dinosaurs – This could be books with characters that ARE dinosaurs, with characters that are just nerdy and really into dinosaurs, books with time travel to dinosaur times… I just want more dinosaurs, okay? Brian Switek wrote a really great non-fiction book called My Beloved Brontosaurs, maybe he could try his hand at fiction!
2. More diversity among characters – Okay so I’m going to aim to read more books by non-white authors, but while I’m working on that… Hey white authors – other races exist. If you have a cast of characters, mix it up a bit. You can literally keep the characters exactly they are, but change up the skin tone or background once in a while. And can we please have more interracial couples in fiction, in which the whole point of the book isn’t about them being an interracial couple?
3. Firefly novels – Hey Joss Whedon. I know that you put out some really cool graphic novels based on Firefly/Serenity, but how about some written novels? Graphic novels don’t last very long, and don’t allow for a whole lot of fun character interaction. And I could use a lot more Mal Reynolds quotes in my life.
4. More Jennifer Crusie novels – I just want more Crusie romance novels! It’s been a few years since she’s put anything new out, and according to her website she’s working on numerous things but having trouble relating to her characters, who are younger than her. Jennifer – stop stressin. Age ain’t no thang. Unless you’re trying to make your characters use weird slang or pagers or something, I’m sure there’s not many differences you need to worry about.
5. More humor – I like to laugh. Authors, this is the easiest way to get me to like your book (or at least, to increase the chances that I’ll like it).
I couldn’t think of a whole lot of wishlist things I want authors to do more, so I made the rest of this list into things I’m wishing for that would help or enhance my reading experiences…
6. A better tub – SURE, we might move in 9 months or so, but we might stay in the apartment we’re in now. And the tub SUCKS. At first I really liked it because the walls are tiled, but the tub is somehow uncomfortable to lie in when you read – it always hurts my neck and shoulders. AND the hot water doesn’t last NEARLY long enough. If the reading fairy godmother could buzz on over to my place and magically install a new tub and give my building a huge, new hot water heater, that would awesome. Kthnxbye.
7. More time to read – I could EASILY use an extra 1-4 hours per day to read. Anyone invent a way to do this yet? Come on, 28-hour days don’t sound so bad…
8. A credit card just for books – With no limit. And with a 0% internet rate! Or better yet, no payments!
9. Blue armchair – This one from JC Penny. I’ve been drooling over it for MONTHS, but I don’t have an extra $1700 lying around…
10. A Kindle Paperwhite – Well, you probably just read about all the reasons I want one, so this one’s a no-brainer.
There we have it! I could really use a bookish fairy godmother, ya’ll. Anyone know where I could score one? No? Damn. Weelllll, what’s on your reading wishlist?