Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Book Genie…

October 20, 2015 miscellaneous, Top Ten Tuesday 79


*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and The Bookish*

Today’s theme is “wishes for the book genie” and suggestions ranged anywhere from a new book by a favorite author to a reading superpower.   Since reading is my superpower, I really can’t ask for more in that category πŸ˜‰ and I have more books than I know what to do with right now.  So, I decided to ask the hypothetical book genie for my own personal reading room, filled with the following 10 things (besides, of course, the obvious – books).

dear book genie

read nook

I love the colors, the storage, and the comfy-ness!

sea view

Then of course, I need a gorgeous view from my reading nook. Ocean or mountains please, book genie.

book sign

This would look nice on a wall, plus it perfectly sums up how I feel about reading πŸ™‚

book page framed

And for another wall (or two) – a book page, enlarged and framed.

I’m not sure what I would use though… so many choices!!! What about you?

storybook rug

Definitely need this storybook rug somewhere!

nancy drew pillows

And the Nancy Drew pillows must have a place of prominence as well.

bookstore candle

Frostbeard’s candles smell so wonderful!!

The Bookstore one is my favorite so of course it has to be included in my wish list for my reading room!!

best reading chair

Best. Reading Chair. EVER.

secret passage door

No self-respecting reading room would be complete without a secret passage.


And finally, oh book genie, if you could make my bookshelves look like this? That would be stupendous.

sincerely carrie

What were your wishes for the book genie this week?


79 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Book Genie…”

  1. Kristen Burns

    Now I really want a book page enlarged and framed! Or like seven of them! But that chair actually looks terrifying to me, so I’ll pass on that lol. This would make such a gorgeous reading room though! Here’s my TTT!

  2. Kav

    Nancy Drew pillows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh — I bet I could make Trixie Belden ones too. And that chair — looks comfy but I think I’d be stuck in there forever unless there’s an eject button. LOL You’ve obviously given this a lot of thought. πŸ™‚

    • Carrie

      Yes, getting out of the chair gave me a bit of pause too … But I figure I will never be able to afford it anyway so I won’t have to worry about details like that haha!

  3. CJ Dawn

    That looks like it would be the perfect reading room! Though I’m not sure about that chair … I’m pretty sure I would somehow manage to fall out and land on my head, lol.

    • Carrie

      yes… I’ve wondered about that myself lol. But since I’ll never in a million years be able to afford it, I refuse to worry about details like that haha!

  4. Mary

    That is an absolutely ideal reading room for sure! But that chair looks so dangerous! Comfy, but dangerous. If you get that chair, PLEASE tell us how it is! πŸ™‚

  5. Amy

    A secret door/passage into a library is my dream. I’d love to have one in my future house.

    Also, that candle looks really cute!

    Great list πŸ™‚

  6. Wendy

    That chair tho! And I like the enlarged, framed page. Very nice. I put a bunch of pictures on my list too.

  7. Eleanor St Clair

    Darn, I forgot the secret passage from my dream reading room! I love the last picture! All of that space for books!! Awesome TTT post, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. mcraeteisha

    This is a great list, Carrie! I love the book page art. SOOO pretty. Thanks for commenting at Girl Writes Reviews!

  9. Obikitty

    The secret passage is definitely a must! And the B&tB library would totally be a dream come true. I also love that book rug. So many pretty things…

    Great list!

  10. Literary Feline

    What an awesome view that would be! I want that! Can I have that please? A secret passage would be so cool. πŸ™‚ And Nancy Drew pillows! Such a great list! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kristine

    I have wanted the Beauty and the Beast library since I first saw the movie as a child. I wouldn’t even need a house, just get me a small bathroom of to the side and I’d live in the library. And a phone… I might need a phone so I can order out. But besides that, that’s all I need. πŸ™‚

  12. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I love your picks and your “pics”! I would love that secret passage, and the view – though I think I gravitate more toward mountains than the ocean. Of course, both are in short supply locally!

  13. Amy @ Pages of Starlight

    Ooh, you’ve got so many good ideas here – but there’s two I’ve always wanted: a window seat and a secret passage behind a bookcase. Beyond that, I love the idea of enlarging pages from books and framing them. I don’t know what I’d choose though. Definitely something from one of my favorite books but beyond that…no clue. Love the Beauty and the Beast library – seriously, what reader DOESN’T want that! And the Nancy Drew pillows are very cool.

  14. Lia

    A secret passage, oh my goodness YES! Specially one that leads to a library as marvellous as Belle’s! ^^
    Oh, and I need to order one of those Frostbeard’s candles. Also, I like that rug too! πŸ™‚

  15. Zed Amadeo

    Oh my goodness, that reading chair! I want that in my apartment now. Also, I hadn’t even considered the smell of the perfect library – those candles would be a nice addition!

  16. rudejasper

    That would certainly be a dream library for sure. A view of the ocean through lost of windows which can be opened to catch the ocean breezes and the sound of the sea….sigh….You create a lovely picture with your wishes!!

  17. Silke

    That view…. why didn’t I think of it.
    And doesn’t every girl just wants a library like Belle in beauty and the beast?

  18. carlisajc

    I LOVE love love that you focused your genie wishes around a reading room. That’s so unique and awesome. Also, THAT CHAIR. It looks like the best chair in the history of the universe. Maybe that’s exaggerating, but not by much.

  19. Rachael

    You crack me up! Lol! That’s the best reading room EVER!!! Especially making it look like Belle’s from Beauty in the Beast. *Sigh* Most little girls dreamed of finding a prince, I wanted the library. πŸ˜‰

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