I dream of far off lands and vast meadows. Places where the mountains extend far and encompass the land in their enormous stature and the clouds meet the peak in an embrace.
“It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.”Clockwork Princess
I dream about these stories…
More classics and romance novels, that includes the Sherlock Holmes novels, as many of Jane Austen‘s novels as possible, maybe I’ll finally get to reading the Bronte sisters’ works. I hear Gothic also takes the cake, perfectly suited to the eerie and romantics genre.
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”Wuthering Heights
I dream about these characters..
Mainly my favourite characters, but I do dream a lot about the adventures and mayhem that we could get up to – Percy Jackson, Matthew Fairchild, Sherlock Holmes, Bucky Barnes, Peter Parker, The Dregs.
I’d imagine trouble would follow and an adventure worth taking the risk for. Even just exploration of the city or a trip together would be incredible!
“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”A Study in Scarlet
I dream of visiting these places…
The London Institute from The Last Hours Trilogy. The aesthetic of this entire trilogy as well – the fashion and architecture scream light academia and the gowns are to die for!
The Shire would be a pleasant trip! A little expedition to Mirkwood never hurt anyone either!
Of course, I cannot make a list without adding Hogwarts or Camp Half-Blood! The nostalgia and setting are imbedded throughout the story, along-side my favourite characters.
“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”The Hobbit
I dream about these aesthetics…
Dark Academia – Six of Crows gives off dark academia, steampunk, Eastern European vibes, especially if we’re focused on Ketterdam’s overall aesthetic, description and composition. You’ve got gangs, factories, gambling, eerie docks, wraiths and crows!
Victorian Era – Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Need I mention the King, Oscar Wilde? Yes. Yes, I must). These mysteries and gothic romances are perfectly suited to those dreary days and Autumnal vibes you’re all searching for as October comes around and the spookiness sets in.
The Regency era – mainly speaking, the romantics. The spring vibes with the floral displays, balls, gowns and parties. You could include any Jane Austen book under this category, but I’ll stick to Pride and Prejudice, Emma and I’ll slip in Little Women because I adore the story.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”Pride and Prejudice
A Wandering Reader