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20 Things All Book Lovers Wish Someone Would Say to Them

Posted by Hayley on January 12, 2016


Last week we asked on Facebook and Twitter: What do all book lovers wish someone would say to them? In our perfect world, we'd get to hear all of these. In this world…we can dream. Check out our favorite answers and imagine the reading possibilities!


1. "Your job today is to read any book you want. Make sure you spend a good eight hours at it." (@craigtimes)

2. "Sure, I understand you need the rest of the day off to mourn the loss of a beloved character." (Brenna Godfrey)

3. "Every book on your Goodreads Want to Read list (and all you'll add in future) will be sent to you free of charge." (Fatma Teke)

4. "I've read that book as well! Let's discuss the characters, their flaws, plot twists, and what you think will happen in the next book!" (Quiana Jones)

5. "I don't mind cooking dinner today. You stay on the sofa and carry on reading." (@GingerCatBlog)

6. "Would you like to work at my book shop?" (@joreads2015)

7. "I really loved that book you recommended to me." (@imkattay)

8. "I can get you any ARC you'd like." (@bazinga_sucker)

9. "Here is your own personal door to the largest bookstore in the world. In it is every book in every edition for every genre. And you will also get paid paid for each book you read (plus a bonus for reviewing it). If you have any questions, here are the authors' contact info. Oh, and don't worry about the kids—we have complimentary nannies and housekeepers on standby." (Heather VanDyne)

10. "The Winds of Winter release date is ______. (Okay, not all book lovers, but a lot of them.)" (Richard Ketterer)

11. "Hey honey, let's spend the day getting lost in the used bookstore." (Beth Ford)

12. "What book do you recommend?" (@4evachris)

13. "There are now 25 hours in a day, and the extra hour can only be used for reading." (@SweetRobin110)

14. "Describe that series to me in great detail." (Lucy Hutchinson)

15. "Here's a TARDIS bookcase. Buy as many books as you want—they'll all go in." (Bronwen Humphreys)

16. "Yes, of course you can spend the night in the library." (Babette A. Stubits)

17. "You can have the first edition of any book you want." (Cheryl Johnson)

18. "I couldn't help but notice you love books. I've built you a library full of old classics with plenty of room to add new books. Oh, sweetheart, don't worry about repayment. Just read books to your heart's content. " (Erika L. Miller)

19. "All rainy days are hereby declared reading only days." (Kerrie Lang)

20. "I'll be quiet so you can read." (@hrm_1973)


What do you wish you could hear most? Tell us in the comments!


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message 1: by Patti (new)

Patti Ashley Just read whatever you like and we will pay you.


message 2: by Kaitlyn (last edited Jan 12, 2016 07:19AM) (new)

Kaitlyn Black "Of course I'll buy you that book." ~My mother


message 3: by Satrina (new)

Satrina T Wow! Number 3 would be a dream come true! Followed closely by numbers 9, 6 and 18.


message 4: by Zippergirl (new)

Zippergirl "hey sexy, let's go to bed . . . and read."


message 5: by Hanne (new)

Hanne My favorites are nr.6 and 7


Jamie (The Kansan Reader) #9 and #20 especially #9.


message 7: by Isela (new)

Isela Kaitlyn wrote: ""Of course I'll buy you that book." ~My mother"
LOL! Yes! I hope this would happen every time we go to the bookstore :D


message 8: by Meghan (new)

Meghan I mostly read historical fiction. I'd love it if someone told me I could have the clothing seen on front covers (and maybe some time travel, too!)


message 9: by Phoenix2 (new)

Phoenix2 Being paid for reading, yes please!!


✰☽❤✰  Unsolved Mystery ✰❤☾✰ LOL, I like your answer. Too cute. =)

DJ Zippergirl wrote: ""hey sexy, let's go to bed . . . and read.""


message 11: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn Black Isela wrote: "Kaitlyn wrote: ""Of course I'll buy you that book." ~My mother"
LOL! Yes! I hope this would happen every time we go to the bookstore :D"


Yes my mom promised no matter how old she or I may get she will never refuse to buy me a book lol


Jamie (The Kansan Reader) "Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life."


message 13: by Maham (new)

Maham 'you may read whatever you like whenever you like instead of studying and taking exams'- College Management.


message 14: by Candie (new)

Candie I would be happy with just #20!


message 15: by Alejandro (new)

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message 16: by Elijah (new)

Elijah Hanson #13 would be great! Keeping an eye on number 3 too!


message 17: by Maham (new)

Maham Jamie wrote: ""Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life.""
BEST!!!!!!!!!!!


message 18: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi Hey there pretty lady...can I buy you a book?


message 19: by Daphne (new)

Daphne My fiance has already given me #18, and he custom built the entire thing to my specifications!

It really is as amazing as it sounds. :)


message 20: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Number 3, deffinately number 3!!!


message 21: by Sarina (new)

Sarina Oh joy! I wish, I really really wish someone would say all of those to me! :'( :D ^_^


message 22: by Andrea (new)

Andrea #4, #7 & #12


message 23: by Girish (new)

Girish "Yes, we can always complete the pending work later. First finish that book you are reading" - Boss


message 24: by Zippergirl (new)

Zippergirl "bring your Kindle, my car has a wireless connection"


message 25: by Zippergirl (new)

Zippergirl Bobbi wrote: "Hey there pretty lady...can I buy you a book?"

*sigh* I wish.


message 26: by Glire (new)

Glire #6... That's my dream.


message 27: by Arka (new)

Arka Duttagupta Sigh!.... If only these were possible .... perhaps there's a parallel earth for us


message 28: by Lisa (new)

Lisa N Jamie wrote: ""Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life.""

Love it!!


message 29: by s.f.j (new)

s.f.j  67 Jamie wrote: ""Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life.""

Wow! this one is soooooooooooo good! =)


Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™) 2. "Sure, I understand you need the rest of the day off to mourn the loss of a beloved character."

Amen!

19. "All rainy days are hereby declared reading only days."

^^ THIS PLEASE!


Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥ You can buy as many books as you want!


message 32: by Maurane (last edited Jan 12, 2016 09:04AM) (new)

Maurane My god, these things sound like heaven! These are all so accurate!


message 33: by Menna (new)

Menna Fateen #3 would be the best gift ever!


message 34: by JESSICA (new)

JESSICA #5 and #18 definitely #20 =)


message 35: by Rita (new)

Rita Reid You can put a big bed in the middle of the bookstore & read any books you want


Jamie (The Kansan Reader) "I have a library back at my place. Let's buddy read and chill."


message 37: by Colleen (new)

Colleen #2!


message 38: by Amélie (new)

Amélie Everyone wants free book... me too please? I love #7 so much!


message 39: by Kai (new)

Kai VanderBerg Patti wrote: "Just read whatever you like and we will pay you."

This is what i want. Yes!!!


Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥ "You've got the whole day to spend at the bookstore!"


message 41: by Lis (new)

Lis Jamie wrote: "#9 and #20 especially #9."

mine too.... :)


message 42: by Heather (new)

Heather The trolley is broken down and we are stuck in a tunnel for at least an hour.... might as well read...


message 43: by Anna (new)

Anna Jamie wrote: ""Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life.""

Ohhhhh I'm not so sure I would have any more time left for reading if the character I'm thinking of came to life!


Jamie (The Kansan Reader) Anna wrote: "Jamie wrote: ""Here's a machine that can make any character you want come to life.""

Ohhhhh I'm not so sure I would have any more time left for reading if the character I'm thinking of came to life!"


I would probably have that same problem.


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

Every book in this library is alive and when you open one it will eat you whole and won't let you out until the story is over.


message 46: by Mohsen (new)

Mohsen Rajabi DJ Zippergirl wrote: ""hey sexy, let's go to bed . . . and read.""
My favorite


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to Bizarro Library where you can read through books at the rate of snacking on potato chips.


message 48: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy Weigand Mine's not on that....

"Okay, you want just everything from your Books wishlist on Amazon?" - Dad.


message 49: by Zippergirl (new)

Zippergirl Rita wrote: "You can put a big bed in the middle of the bookstore & read any books you want"

. . . and nobody can see you there in your birthday suit.


message 50: by Cintia (new)

Cintia AHHHHH

I want nº 3 NOW!!!


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