This week I’m giving away and advanced reading copy of Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, which will come out this August. In this book, a family of alchemists takes on challenges that I would mention but it will give away a good story.
That got me thinking about what I would do if I was an alchemist. Originally the idea was to spin straw into gold. But a few hundred years have passed and no one has done that yet. Also, all my jewelry is platinum. If I suddenly added gold it would look weird.
That got me thinking about what I would like to convert into something else. Staying on the clothing angle, I thought that spinning spaghetti into jewel-encrusted tiaras would be a neat trick. That would be great for the next time I host my publishing friends. “Just a minute girls...” Then, voila, we’re all princesses!
I also thought my form of magic could make a few things I loathe into things I like. For example, I hate loafers with tassels. I would like to be able to turn them into bunny rabbits. I also don’t like acid wash jeans. Maybe I could make those into kitchen appliances I’ve always wanted. Then there’s my least favorite creature: cockroaches. They would be so much more likable as chocolate chip cookies.
What would you do? Put it in the comments below and you could win the copy of Bloodlines!