Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had. This was such a fun topic to do. After all, doesn’t everyone wish they had superpowers at one point in their life?

Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had

Never forget what happens in a book

This would make writing reviews so much easier! The longer it is after finishing a book, the more I forget and though I try to write reviews as quickly as possible, some books fade from my memory as quickly as I read them.

Plus this would help me avoid having to reread a book before continuing on with the series.

Selectively forget a book

I realize this is counterintuitive to my previous ones but hear me out. Every now and then we all want to read a book for the first time again so that we can have that thrill of discovering the story and characters without knowing anything. That’s where this superpower comes in.

We can choose to forget everything about the book and get to experience that new story joy again.

Always be able to get the book I want from a store

There is something about going to the bookstore with hopes of picking up a specific book and then the store not having a copy! Sure, I could order it online, but nothing beats the joy of picking up that book off the shelf and proudly taking it to the checkout.

As someone who lives very far from a bookstore, this would be very handy.

Never run out of shelf space

If my books could magically fit on the shelves I have, no matter how many new books I buy, that would be amazing.

Always be able to afford new books

Books aren’t cheap and as someone who prefers physical books over digital ones, I often have to plan my spending around my most anticipated releases. Being able to buy what I want when I want would be wonderful.

Be able to read books in a different language

This is actually something I am working on and isn’t technically a superpower. However, if I could speed up this process that would be amazing. It would make me hit one of my 2024 bookish goals much faster.

Be able to write reviews easier

Honestly, I sometimes struggle with how to word a review. I love the book and yet I can’t think of a single thing to say about it! The more I enjoy a book, the harder it is to write the review

It’s not like I can say “Book good, read it!” and call it done. However, I have been tempted to do just that.

If only my brain and fingers could work together better and translate my thoughts into written words with ease.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had. What powers would you want?

38 Comments

  1. Reading a favourite book for the first time would be so cool!

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    1. Author

      For sure. There is nothing like that first time going into a series.

  2. I’ve seen some variation of endless shelf space on several lists now, including mine. I think it is something we can probably all agree on. There’s just never enough room. 🙂

    1. Author

      We definitely could all benefit from endless bookshelf space.

  3. You’re the first to say selectively forget a book and I LOVE that superpower! There are some books I wish I could forget I read.

    1. Author

      Thank you. It would be a handy thing to have.

  4. Being able to write that perfect review? YES! Writing in general really as I often re-edit old reviews and have to ask myself “WHAT were you trying to say?!” 😉 Also, being able to always remember great parts or whole books would be fabulous. Thanks for visiting my website today!

    1. Author

      Ha ha, yes, I have had that happen when updating old reviews as well and it makes me wonder if I need to reread the book in order to get a more coherent review.

  5. I relate to going to a bookstore and them not having the book I want. If they could always stock the books I want so I don’t have to order online, that would be wonderful!

    1. Author

      It would be great, especially for those of us who have to travel a ridiculous distance to go book shopping.

  6. I’d take those review powers! I’m terrible at remembering the details when I need them!

    1. Author

      I think a lot of us have this problem, especially if we wait too long after reading the book to write the review. I find the sooner I write the review the better but sometimes that doesn’t happen.

  7. I would honestly love to be able to read books in different languages, but I’d have to put the effort in to learn them! I respect that you’re doing it, you’re a superhero already!

    1. Author

      Thank you. Learning to read a new language certainly has it’s challenges but I’m enjoying it.

  8. I’d just like to read a book without falling asleep. Reading instantly makes me so tired!

    1. Author

      Oh man, yeah that’s rough. I have had that happen on occasion but not whit every book.

  9. I like the idea of being able to read any book no matter the language. That would open so many more fictional worlds!!! 😀

    1. Author

      Absolutely. There are so many books out there that are likely amazing but without it being translated we will never know about them.

  10. Review writing is hard! Sometimes, I can go on and on about how wonderful (or terrible) a book is. Others, I can barely come up with five coherent words that aren’t repetitive!

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    1. Author

      They really are! Yup, I’m the same way, sometimes it’s easy and other times the words refuse to be put together to get my thoughts across.

  11. Never forgetting what happens would be the best! I’m currently rereading a series because I don’t remember enough to read the sequel.

    1. Author

      It would be handy. I have to reread series a lot whenever a new book comes out, but most of the time now I just wait until its all out before starting a series.

  12. I love your powers, what a good idea to read in different languages

    1. Author

      Thank you. It would be a fun power to have.

  13. I am the same with the reviews. If days go by the review is not going to be that great. Have a good week!

    1. Author

      I think a lot of us are like that. I’ve gotten into the habit of making notes as I go so I can at least remember things afterward for reviews just in case I don’t write them immediately.

  14. Yes! Never forgetting anything but then being able to forget a book to read it for the first time again. Love both of those!

    1. Author

      They would both be great powers.

  15. I love “selectively forget a book.” I would love to read Harry Potter all over again for the first tiime! Same with Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s series.

    1. Author

      Thank you. Having that first experience of a book again would be fantastic.

  16. I’ve seen being able to write reviews easier on many lists, and it’s one I wholeheartedly agree with! xD I’d definitely choose that one myself.

    1. Author

      Yup, it’s certainly something all us book lovers would love to possess.

  17. This list is amazing, and I’d love to have any and all of the superpowers on your list. But especially the last one about being able to magically write cohesive reviews with a minimum of effort. Why is it so difficult to write a review of a book that we love?

    1. Author

      It’s something a lot of us want. I swear I can review a book I didn’t enjoy without issue, but one I loved, now that’s a challenge.

  18. Ugh, being able to write reviews more easily would be so good. Good list!

    1. Author

      Thanks. I think its a power all of us want.

  19. Oh yes! Never run out of shelf space. I need that one, too! 🙂

    1. Author

      I think we all need that. Can never have enough shelf space.

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