Bookish Dreams That Every Bookworm Has

“I have a dream,”

Said Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential figures in the history of the United States.

And also bookworms, too. 

Bookworms have aspirations and goals! One of mine is to be a scientist but LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL BOOKISH ONES, yeah?

Also huge shoutout to MAY/M8 FOR HELPING ME ON THIS POST. 99% of these ideas are hers. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME BECAUSE I HAVE NO CREATIVITY.

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READING ALL THE BOOKS ON YOUR TBR… AND ALSO ALL THE ONES THAT HAVE EVER EXISTED (THAT ARE GOOD)

Does… anyone else have over a thousand books on their TBR?? No??

I’m the only one that has a thousand books on my TBR shelf even though I’m probably only going to read 20% of them in my lifetime??

Seriously how #rude is the universe that I HAVE NO TIME TO FINISH ALL OF MY BOOKS.

I have to juggle backlist books I want to read + books that are coming out* + all my ARCs and while having tons of books is good LIFE IS HARD.

(Why can’t the universe kind of just… pause while I catch up on my reviews and books to read?)

*SERIOUSLY IT’S SEPTEMBER RIGHT NOW and is it book season or something because every week like TEN BOOKS ARE COMING OUT and the pile of books on my desk is alarmingly large.

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HAVING THE HUGE BOOKSHELF

OR HAVING A BOOKSHELF IN GENERAL.

Hi I have no actual bookshelf, instead I just stack them in piles around my room and sometimes use a table & wall to sort them?

(Well technically I have a bookshelf but THAT’S DOWNSTAIRS and also it’s filled with my middle-grade books and a bunch of other random things that we have.)

(Also my sister DID buy me a shelf but I can only put ten books in there and THERE IS SO MUCH EMPTY SPACE THAT I CAN’T FIT BOOKS INTO. What is the point of a shelf if it can’t fit books? I do not understand.)

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HAVING EVERYONE ELSE OBEY YOUR EVERY WHIM

Hahahahaha this shouldn’t be here. *throws arm over the heading*

Pretend this heading doesn’t exist, ‘kay? I’m most definitely not plotting anything.

short watercolor stroke betterALL THE BEAUTIFUL BOOKS HAVING PRETTY COVERS (BECAUSE WE ARE #SHALLOW)

All bookworms I know judge books by their cover. Well… we judge the COVERS by their covers.

But ALL THE GOOD BOOKS deserve the most beautiful covers and honestly it’s such a shame to see great books with horrible covers. THEY DESERVE MORE, OUR PRECIOUS BABIES.

short watercolor stroke betterA NICER BOOKISH COMMUNITY

I absolutely LOVE the bookish community sometimes but honestly? We could all improve a lot.

things we need to improve

  • Rating books before we read them. Why do people do this?? Especially if it has NO RELEASE DATE SET or anything yet. WHY.
  • Not marking spoilers. You’re not neccessarily a monster or anything, but if you don’t mark your spoilers… you are breaking the hearts of everyone that’s read your spoiler and hasn’t read the book yet. So yes you are a monster. 
  • People being very hypocritical about diversity. Examples? If a certain white author is trying to write in the point of view of a POC, and you’re just assuming that it will be bad… well YOU DON’T KNOW IF IT’S ACTUALLY BAD OR NOT.*

*But when you’ve actually read the book or have seen reviews from a POC who say that it’s HORRIBLE misrepresentation… that’s a different issue.

short watercolor stroke betterPAPERBACKS AND HARDCOVERS COMING OUT IN SIMILAR TIMES

According to Everyone in the Book Community™, hardcovers are generally preferred over paperbacks.

Well… I LOVE PAPERBACKS A LOT MORE BECAUSE THEY’RE MORE FLEXIBLE AND SMALL AND I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY.

But anyways, it can be kind of irritating when the paperback version of a book comes out a year after the publication date. Because a) it gets me so confused about the actual release date yo and b) I like paperbacks more and I’d prefer to buy them!*

It’s possible that the reason publishing companies do this because hardcovers are more expensive and they want to get more sales, but… I’d probably wait until the paperback comes out to actually buy the book.

*Obviously this means that MY OPINION is important and publishing companies should change their ways because I like paperbacks more. Obviously.

short watercolor stroke betterTO HAVE EVEN AND NICE SETS OF BOOK SERIES

It’s just so nice to have sets of a series all lined up together in a row.

Of course, I wouldn’t know, because I actually don’t own ALL of the books in any series, but… when I think about it, it seems pretty nice.

Also PLEASE NO COVER CHANGES IN THE MIDDLE OF A SERIES/SIZING CHANGES.

(I totally am subtweeting Rebel of the Sands. Why did they have to make it a MODEL on the sequel instead of the pretty nice design??)

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BEING FRIENDS WITH AUTHORS

Because authors are fabulous creatures that we stalk on Twitter admire and we WANT TO BE FRIENDS.

Seriously, can I please be friends with all of the authors that created all of the magnificent books that are my favorites?? YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

The closest thing I can get to being friends with authors is to have them follow me on Twitter. (Seriously, whenever authors that I love follow me on Twitter I’m like “NO I DO NOT DESERVE THIS”)

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I have lots of dreams, guys. And again, shoutout to MAYYYYYYYYYYY for helping me out with this post! (And also go follow her I lurve her blog so much.)

Also when I asked her about bookish dreams apparently she dreams about surfing with Percy and Annabeth and clutches the bedsheets while throwing up her legs in the air??? WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAY. 

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Tell me your thoughts! (please)

Do you relate to any of these? What are some bookish dreams that I didn’t list up there? Are YOU also salty about cover/size changes midway through the series? Do YOU sometimes dream about surfing with book characters?

34 Comments

  1. pssst your coding didn’t work 🙂

    ALSO HOW DARE YOU CALL ME OUT LIKE THIS I DIDN’T BECOME YOUR FRIEND FOR YOU TO EXPOSE ME LIKE THIS WHY ARE YOU BEING SO ROOD

    anyways,, nice post even tho i came up with all of it and pretty much deserve credit for everything that ever existed… wait what i never said that

    also yes pls i mean i have a better shelf than your not-shelf but it’s still v small and i just wanna fit all my books on it pls

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  2. I prefer paperbacks to hardbacks too, they are much lighter and easier to hold. I have to stay strong where bookshelves are involved. I scarily wave goodbye to books I’ve read, passing them to friends or the charity shop, sad I know, but then I have room for lost more lovely books on my shelf.

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  3. I *sort of* have a bookshelf… by which I mean I have the bottom shelf on our bookshelf, because apparently the rest of my family needs space for their books too, so most of my books are on the floor. They’re SUPPOSED to be in nice, neat rows, but… um… they’re sort of in messy piles… I really need to clean that up… again… oops.
    Cover changes in the middle of series should just not happen. Just… NO.

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  4. Does it strike anyone else as odd that bookworms are usually introverts that have an inkling to take over the world?? NO? Okay. XD
    AND ALSO YESS ALL THE BOOKSHELVES. Preferably an entire house filled with bookshelves, please and thank you. Or a castle. No big deal.

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  5. YES YES YES. One dream of mine is to like own a bookstore. Not to sell other books but to be rich enough to buy up all the books in a store so I never have to choose again. I think that’s how life works? And I want a huge huge library. Maybe just like a whole month to do nothing but read books. MEET SOMEONE ELSE THAT LIKES THE SAME BOOKS AS ME SO WE CAN RANT ABOUT SPOILERS TOGETHER.

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    1. Ahahaa YES. OH MY GOSH I WANT TO OWN A BOOKSTORE TOO. Except also maybe I DO want to sell some of the books so that others find great books too???

      And YES FOR THE LIBRARY. DUDE I WANT A PERSONAL LIBRARY ROOM JUST FOR READING. And maybe a fireplace and comfy chairs and also a bed because I read before sleeping a lot haha.

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  6. Ugh, I definitely wish I had all the books I ever wanted and a gorgeous bookshelf to boot. I see some gorgeous home libraries on Instagram with rainbow bookshelves, and I can’t even! 😍 I also would love to just be able to read all the books on my TBR of ever! And the power to read multiple books at a time because I totally suck at that. 😂 Also, a nicer bookish community for sure! I feel like we’re falling apart at times, and it sucks. 😩

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    1. YES I KNOW RIGHT. Ahaha sameee, I always see the prettiest bookshelves that people own, with fairy lights and rainbow order and I WANT THAT!

      And yes I want to read all of the books on my TBR because YES PLEASE.

      And YES honestly we need a better bookish community (we’re great, but I want there to be less rudeness and judginess)

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  7. I so agree with so many of these. But I especially wanted to respond, because I am a huge paperback lover and I am 1000% in agreement for similar release dates for hardbacks and paperbacks. I much prefer paperbacks, I find them so much more comfortable to hold. So I would love similar release dates for hardbacks and paperbacks. I wait for the paperback release even if it takes 6 months or a year longer than the hardback release. Most people don’t understand I’d rather wait than buying the hardback (or the e-book), but I really don’t like dust jackets, and I only buy e-books if I cannot get the book as a paperback eventually (ie. usually short stories or novellas are never released as a paperbook). Great post!

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    1. Thank you! YES honestly we need those similar release dates for hardback and paperbacks because DUST JACKETS CANNN be so annoying. (except sometimes it’s cool to look under the dust jacket)

      I also hate it when you put a hardback upright, the bottom gets kind of damaged and it SUCKS.

      THANKS!

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  8. OH YES to everything on this list, I DREAM OF ALL OF THESE. Amazing, endless bookshelves would be such a dream – I have like, books everywhere and shelves aren’t enough so, basically, I should LIVE inside of a bookshelf? I don’t know if that makes sense hahaha, we just need THE BOOKS.
    Also, aerm… I agree that the bookish community could improve. I know we’re not perfect and everything, but sometimes it just is overdramatic and plain MEAN and awful and crazy and all of the things. Be nice, be sweet, love books should be our motto, seriously. That’s what we are here for, for the LOVE of books ❤
    Being friends with authors would be, like, A DREAAAAAAM. ❤
    Fantastic post!

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    1. YES BOOKSHELVES WOULD MAKE PERFECT HOUSES I AGREE.

      Um yes I love the bookish community but also we need to stop being judgey tbh?? Also stop! rating! books! before you read them!!

      Yes! LOVE IS IMPORTANT ❤

      I WANT TO BE FRIENDS WitH AUTHORS AHHHHHH it would be so cool.

      Thank you! ❤ ❤

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  9. I WANT A BOOKSHELF. I kind of do have one? it’s quite old and ugly though but I think next year I will be getting a really nice one and ALL MY BOOKS. In my current one, there are about 40 books though some MG so like 20 YA books honestly. There are books scattered all over the house really.

    OMG BEING FRIENDS WITH AUTHORS. In. My. Fricking. Dreams. And. Always. Like authors have replied to my tweets (V.E Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, Akemi Dawn, Amanda Foody, Laini Taylor) BUT NEVER FOLLOWED ME. You are so lucky and awesome!!

    AND YES WITH NOT RATING BOOKS BEFORE YOU’VE READ THEM and calling books out for things…WHEN YOU FRICKING HAVENT READ THE BOOK FOR YOURSELF. I have so many opinions on this but it’s like an essay of thoughts so I shall leave.

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    1. YES I HOPE YOU GET A FABULOUS BOOKSHELF AND IT WILL BE PRETTY AND YOU CAN TAKE PRETTY PICTURES OF IT.

      AHHHHHHHHH okay but I don’t have any *super famous* authors follow me? Most of them are 2018 debuts! WHICH IS STILL SO COOL but I haven’t read most of their books.

      YES I AGREEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO STOP RATING BOOKS BASED ON THE AUTHOR. It’s sooooo annoying.

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  10. IF DREAMS CAME TRUE I WOULD HAVE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL BOOKS-
    Okay, I am calm. This is a great post! I mean, obviously, because it is about books and dreams.This is a wonderful compilation of the dreams of a bookworm. I relate to many of these hardships.
    I would LOVE to have full matching sets of all my favorite series’. I don’t know why this is so important but it IS. I need more bookshelves and more books.
    Alas for good books with deplorable covers! I wish that this never happened. There are so many beautiful books hidden behind dreadful covers and how do they expect us to discover them if they are hiding??? It is a real issue.
    It is a terrible tragedy that we cannot read all of the good books in the world before we die. When I read a bad book I am all the more bitter because there are so many good books that I will never discover. Excuse me while I go weep.

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    1. Wow thank goodness you were calm it sounded like you were almost nOT CALM for a second there??

      Haha YES I WANT MATCHING SETS. Even if I haven’t read a book I’m like I WANT MATCHING SETS.

      IT SUCKS when there are great and well written books with horrible covers, okay? I specifically don’t really like dark covers. Or covers with actual HUMANS on them, usually.

      I KNOW I AM ALSO BITTER THAT WE ARE NOT IMMORTAL LIFE IS HARD.

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  11. SO MANY BOOKS ALWAYS COME OUT IN THE FALL? SO YEAH IT’S DEFINITELY BOOK SEASON BECAUSE I’VE NOTICED THIS EVERY YEAR BECAUSE EVERY TIME MY WALLET AND I CRY TOGETHER

    Omggg people rating books without reading them make my blood boil, especially if it’s a negative review. Especially when they’re basing it on an editor that worked on the book?? Don’t judge a writer on their editor please. AND YES PLEASE MARK YOUR SPOILERS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO HATE YOU DO YOU NOT WANT FRIENDS

    I always get SO confused when people talk about a paperback finally coming out months or even a year after the initial release because?? In The Netherlands we already have the paperback? (the hardcover as well) I usually OWN that paperback and feel so weird haha

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    1. AHHHHHH YES BUT I ALWAYS USE THE FREAKING LIBRARY IT’S GREAT :’)

      I haaaate when people freaking rate books without reading them. IT’S SO ANNOYING. Also I’ve never heard of people rating books by the editor but THAT MUST FFREAKING SUCK.

      Also yes WHY DON’T PEOPLE EVEN MARK THEIR SPOILERs do they want others to all suffer??

      Ahaha LUCKY THAT YOU GET THE PAPERBACK.

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