In today’s Top Ten Tuesday post, we get to talk about a fun topic. Ever wish you had any book themed superpowers? As an epic reader, you can bet that I’ve got my fair share!
Let’s dive into this Top Ten Tuesday post in earnest!
Infinity – Book Shelf Space
As a bookworm, I would love to have all the bookshelf space in the world! Whilst my home is my castle, it is not the literal size of one. So, regretfully, I have to curtail the horde.
Fortunately in this digital age, I have the benefit of being able to access thousands of digital books in one place. It’s a compromise…
Time Travel – More Time in a Day to Read
There are never enough hours in the day, and as much as I love reading, it’s one of the last things I do. Unfortunately, I have to do boring stuff like go to work to pay bills and keep the house clean and tidy first.
So, I would always appreciate an extra hour or two in a day to be able to dedicate to reading. If I could turn back time (and I hope you sang that!) then I would be able to find a way to get even more books read.
See what I did there?
Multitasking – The Ability to Read Several at Once
We talk about multitasking in our everyday lives, but it is a bit of a myth. In reality, the brain is chopping and changing between multiple tasks at once as opposed to doing them simultaneously. There are some good arguments out there for this actually being counterproductive, but that’s not why we’re here.
I would love to be able to physically read multiple books at once. Think of all the extra reading I could get done if I could even read two books at the same time!
Elemental Manipulation – Endless Funds
Books cost money. And, a habit of my magnitude costs a good few pennies a month! If I had the means to make my own money though (besides the 9-5 at least), well, then it really would be no object wouldn’t it?!
I feel like that would be dangerous though! I’d be needing the space for all the books as well…
Psychic Powers – Recommendations
I love giving others book recommendations, and it’s something that can be quite hard to do. If I had the psychic ability to read minds and work out EXACTLY what someone wanted, well, it would remove a lot of the challenge and anxiety! 😂
Speed – Listen to Audiobooks Faster
I currently listen to audiobooks at 1.2x speed, but I would love to be able to follow along faster! Sadly my brain just isn’t that fast, and I can’t retain any information any quicker. Perhaps it comes with practice, but I’m not there yet.
It would have its perks of being able to read faster, but I feel like the audio quality would be compromised at the same time?
Eidetic memory – Retain Detail from Books
The most useful superpower I think I feature in this Top Ten Tuesday is all about memory!
For someone who reads with the intent of sharing reviews online, it is shocking how many basic details I will forget about a book. It is not uncommon for me to start drafting a review and have to remind myself of things like the protagonist’s name!
Maybe that’s a consequence of the volume of books I read in a year. Nevertheless, I’m sure there is plenty more detail that I would benefit from retaining if I had this superpower. But I don’t, so Google and Goodreads remain my friend.
Invisibility – Read in Peace
Don’t you just love when you’re sat at work in your lunch lunch hour and someone tries to talk to you when you’re reading? That’s maybe not a problem for everybody, but it is a problem for everybody who reads!
The unspoken rule of not interrupting a bookworm on their lunch hour is one that is clearly not very well known. I would love to be invisible so that I don’t have to encounter this problem, and I don’t have to re-read the same paragraph multiple times.
Omnilingualism – Read Books in Any Language
Think of all the extra possibilities that are, if you are able to pick up a book in every language and instantly read it!
Whilst I have very limited knowledge of German, I am largely bound to reading books in my native language, or books translated into it by others. There are so many books out there that I could read if I was able to understand the language, but I can’t! The reality of me learning another language at this point is pretty slim.
Atmokinesis – Rainy Days
The last superpower I feature in this Top Ten Tuesday is Atmokinesis.
There is nothing more satisfying than sitting at home on a rainy day, cosy up with blankets and tea with a book. If I had the power to alter the weather, I would make it rain every single day to justify not leaving the house.
Damn, books and coziness it is…
Are there any bookish superpowers featured in this Top Ten Tuesday that you wish you had? Do you share any of mine?
Let me know in the comments!