What can I say about the one and only Lesley from Books and Beautiful World? Oh, yes: she’s creative, she’s funny, she leaves amazingly thoughtful comments, and she’s full of wit! I think the conversations I have with her on Twitter — though it’s not too many at the moment (we will have to change that!) are some of the funnest because my imagination just goes bonkers when I’m tweeting with her. But enough rambling. Follow this girl. I present to you her guest post!
Into the Future, Or That Post Where I Talk About Bookish Inventions That Need To Happen Soon
The bookish inventions that future! Lesley told me about are amazing. Some of them are incredibly helpful and some of them are just awesome things to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at.
Awesome Bookish Invention #1
Books that clean and fix themselves! I don’t know about you guys, but I am afraid to carry my books out in public because of all the potential damage that could happen to a book. Once, I was able to keep one of my books completely clean for the whole day, only to have a guy accidentally spill chocolate milk over it. It was terrible. But, with this invention that is coming up, us readers won’t have to worry, since books will fix and clean themselves.
Awesome Bookish Invention #2
Animated book covers! Okay, animated book covers do exist in this part of time, sort of. We can look at them on the computer. But imagine being able to look at animated book covers while browsing through bookstore shelves, the library, or your own bookshelf. That would be pretty great, no? And it would make a shelf much more lively!
Awesome Bookish Invention #3
Books that can talk to you! No, I don’t mean audiobooks, I mean regular books that are able to talk to you. Don’t know what to read? Just listen to that one book whose screaming why it is perfect for you. Tired of a certain trope? Listen to that one book who says it doesn’t have it. Talking books can’t lie so having them would be very helpful. Oh, and if you want them to shut up, just tap the cover two times.
Awesome Bookish Invention #4
Books that get thinner by being squeezed! If you’re like me, your shelves are about to burst and you usually have to just set books on random surfaces in your house. Luckily, in the future they will invent books that can easily be squeezed into smaller sizes.
Awesome Bookish Invention #5
Bookish-Memory-Wipers! Regular memory-wipers are banned in the future since they’re so dangerous, but the bookish ones are very safe and helpful to people who want to reread and experience a book they love as if it was their first time reading it. Just press a button, look into that flashing red light, and your memory of that book is wiped out completely! You can also use this to forget books that you wish you’ve never read in the first place
Awesome Bookish Invention #6
Flying books! We all dream of flying cars, flying bikes, and flying pigs. Who says we can’t have flying books.
What I’m telling you is obviously definitely going to be invented since future! Lesley told me so. This definitely isn’t wishful thinking.
Thank you, Meg, for letting me guest post here and I hope you are having a wonderful time over at South Korea!