What if you could rub a lamp and a Book Genie appeared offering you three wishes….three bookish wishes? Wishes that had to deal with books and reading. Maybe you want to meet a certain author? Wish that your favorite author would write a sequel to your favorite book? See a character come to life? Have the time to read all the books you want?
Here are three bookish wishes from Deena, Patron Services Librarian:
1. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories were one of my favorite genres in my youth. My favorite story was The Ghost of Blackwood Hall by Carolyn Keene (DB94369). I wish I could be Nancy’s friend and help solve a mystery.
2. I loved the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a girl. I would like to spend a few days with the Ingalls family to learn more about life on the prairie.
3. I would like to spend one day at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, as portrayed in the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson (DB55748). I would like to the see “new inventions” and see how it compares to the Iowa State Fair. Let’s hope that I don’t run into the serial killer!
What would you wish for if the Book Genie visited you?