The magnificent bloggers over at The Broke and Bookish have once again challenged those of us who spend our spare hours typing about tomes to create a top ten list. This week the topic is week book-related goodies we’d like to have in our possession. Click on any picture below to see its source. P.S. My birthday is in two weeks’ time. Just saying.
A book village for my ceiling? Yes please.
I think I need evidence that this actually works before signing the cheque.
Alice falling down one’s décolletage into Wonderland.
A secret door in a bookcase. Preferably one which only opens when one particular book is tilted at 45 degrees.
Because your bookends should tell a story too.
A wardrobe which leads to Narnia.
Sneaking off with a hollow hip flask book: ‘I’ll be right with you, I just need to go and have a quick read in the other room. On a completely unrelated point, does anyone happen to have a glass and ice?’
I would like a wall papered with maps of fictional places. Though perhaps it should be a mix of real and fictional, to make visitors wonder whether The Land of OOO may in fact be one of the Outer Hebrides.
An independent bookshop to run cantankerously. See Black Books.
A book ladder on wheels for my imaginary many-storey bookstore.
In conclusion, I would like a tall bookstore with a ladder to climb, where people will come to marvel at my amusing bookends, fictional map wallpaper and recycled book chandelier village. There must also be a secret bookcase door which leads to Narnia, wherein I shall drink from my hidden book flask whilst bathing in a tub of books.
Do you fancy any of that? What would be on your fantasy bookish shopping list?