And I'm pretty sure it's mostly Harry Potter's fault.
Seriously, how awesome would it be to just Accio something you lost or something that you want but are too lazy to get up and get. (A hint: Accio might work if you say Accio someone with something. Example: Accio Mom with a cookie. Person may have to be present and you have to say please.) Or if you locked your keys in the car. Alohamora that thing and you're on your way. Can't find something in your bag? Lumos. Problem solved.
Can you imagine flying around on a broom? That would be awesome for the enviroment. No more carbon foot print. I'm looking at you Scientists. Get busy. Even just some Floo Powder. I know I don't feel like driving everywhere so just pop some Floo Powder in and get there.
I'm pretty sure that I won't be satisfied till I can fly and throw stuff around with my mind. Excuse me while I go work on that. What books have you wishing it were real life?
(By the way, still looking for suggestions for this month's Poetry Slam. Throw some challenges out there... Or I'll have to read your mind for them. :) )