Warning: most of these are not feasible on a grand scale because they are too costly and the world has way too many copies to print. Hence, the ‘Dream’ part of the title.
Anyhow, back to our daydreaming purposes. I won’t number these because I’m trying to hide my inner evil. Count them yourself and see why.
( To spare you some math, they’re 8. What can I say ? I’m evil like that. Make them 10 yourself, sheesh. )
P.S: Brief moment to vent to you and confess that this one song just CAN’T seem to stop replaying again and again in my head. It’s Heathens by Twenty One Pilots. Aka Song Glue (TM). UGH GET OUT O’ MY HEAD
Okay, without any more ado I’ll just get to the point before you bolt to the back button or be the first to throw a tomato at me.
My life would have 20% less stress if my books were waterproof ! Or at least one. So that at least when I’d reread it I’d be safe. I mean, SO much water around. Shower water, taps, drinking water, your own saliva, 70% of you, coffee, milk, coke, the sea, the ocean, rain. There’s always a body of water around books. It’s basically Final Destination for books out there. And in there. Anywhere D: !! #paranoid
Does Superman accidentally burn through a book if he reads and things get intense in them ? Is Superman even a reader ? I have no idea. Interesting question though xD Well now you know why we need fireproof books. Superman saves the world. The least we could do is make him fireproof books.
Flexible undog-earable paper
Because WHAT if you drop your book and the WHOLE book becomes a giant dog ear ? You can see me cringe 2 miles away at the thought. Or, realistically, 20 pages of it. Or worse, the cover ? *eyes glaze over* I need paper that doesn’t leave a spot when folded. Or that doesn’t fold. Like a sponge. That’ll be handy, thank you very much.
Paperback covers that don’t peel in 2, or worse, 3
You know how paperback covers are. You put them in a backpack ONE time, and suddenly they peel like an onion from the corner while I sob about it in an actual corner. If covers were more sturdy, I’d be 20% happier in my life.
*sigh* Do I need to say anything more ? If you’d squeeze a number of hardbacks that’s less than impressive into the size of a paperback you’d, like, get yourself a free black hole.
Trivia time: I was actually going to write a discussion on pros and cons of this if it would happen, but I changed my mind because meh.
I still really wish that book soundtracks were common, free, cheap or at least accompagnied with a physical or an ebook copy. But nah. I don’t got that kind of money *sigh*
Character trivia at the end of the book
I NEED this in my life. Heck, even if it’s what Kaz ate for breakfast that random uneventful day or Nina’s birthday or Kvothe’s favorite day of the week, I CARE, OKAY ? I wish there was even a small trivia section, just to get that extra inch closer to the characters.
World Tour/ Explained Maps
*flail* WHY has no one done this before ? I would dive at the opportunity to get a small paragraph describing what every important city or place looks like, what’s the first thing you’d notice about it,… Even if the characters won’t go there or if it isn’t important to the story. Consider the hardcore fans, peeps!! It’s 1. Really cool.
2. Expands the worldbuilding
3. Brings the map to life. What’s worse than a mute map of places with unpronounceable unreadable names ? I mean, what is even the POINT ?
That’s all you get for today, you little greedy library monsters. Now tell me; Do you wish these changes were made to ‘level-up’ books ? What other things are on your dream book upgrades ?