My Bookish Dreams

Hello all! Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! As it says in the title I’m gonna share some of my bookish dreams today- I’ll admit this list started rather sensibly annnd then went totally bananas- so, sorry if this isn’t the most realistic list! But here are some things I’ve always wanted because of books:

orangutan list

castle in ruinsI Capture the Castle– I want to live in a castle tbh- even if it is crumbling and cold and financially ruinous. And I blame this book.



secret garden doorSecret Garden– I’d love to have my own secret garden, even if I am not remotely into gardening. Whatever, I love gardens, even if I am one of those can’t-touch-a-plant-without-killing-it kind of people. And obviously this would be completely remote and hidden away so I can read in peace 😉

chocolateChocolat– having a chocolate shop in some remote French town would be awesome (minus the suspicious townsfolk preferably). Sure, I have no skill when it comes to baking/making confectionaries and I would most certainly eat all of my profits, but it’d be a delectable experience anyway.


hidden libraryShadow of the Wind– I want to go to the Cemetery of Forgotten books in Barcelona (okay this is not a real place, but we can pretend 😉 ) and pick out a forgotten masterpiece. Hopefully no murderous nutjob will pursue me for my choice…


thudThud!- I have actually played the game Thud- but I’d really like to own my own set one day (I think this is the most plausible thing on the list by a long shot). I’m as lousy at this as I am at chess- but who cares? It’d be such a fun thing to have!


gatsbyThe Great Gatsby– I’d love to go to a Gatsby style party. I wouldn’t want to throw said party, cos, hehe, that’s not me, but I think it would be a once in a lifetime experience to go to a shebang worthy of the roaring 20s!


orangutan and ocelot
For those wondering what my daemon would be: it’s an ocelot

The Northern Lights– moving on to the slightly less realistic, I want a daemon. My very own basically-represents-my-soul animal companion would do very nicely for a sort-of pet.





time turnerHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban– I could do with a time turner- in fact this is a very high priority for me right now- so I’d ask if you know any wizards that can hook me up, but unfortunately Harry & co smashed them all in book 5.


narnia cupboardChronicles of Narnia– I’d like to go into my cupboard one day and find Narnia. Oh dear, this list started off so sensibly, but if I’m being honest, I used to regularly check cupboards as a child to see if a doorway to any other realm would turn up. I must not have been looking in the right cupboards and I still live in hope 😜 Since we’re talking childhood dreams…

peter pan robin williams flyingPeter Pan– one day I will learn to fly like Peter Pan! I did also try this as a kid by jumping off the bed- it did not work as I was armed only with happy thoughts and no fairy dust *sigh*. Otherwise, it totally would have worked 😜


supervillain orangutanRenegades– I think it’d be fun to be a vigilante (before they get control of a city and start meting out “just” laws). I’d get to wear a funky costume and save people. Nuff said!




mr knightleyEmma– and last but not least, the silliest thing on this list that would make Jane Austen blush, one Mr Knightley. I know most people would pick Darcy, but you can have him, in terms of bookish boyfriends, my heart will always belong to this respectable gentleman 😉


Okay- so be honest- what did you think of my list? On a scale of one to bananas…? And more importantly, what would your bookish dreams be? Let me know in the comments!

114 thoughts on “My Bookish Dreams

  1. Okay. I have to admit that your post title startled me a bit when I saw it! 😂
    Having a secret garden would be seriously amazing! I love spending time in nature, especially surrounded by flowers. I find it always to be pleasant. Though I’m not one for gardening either, hopefully someone else would take care of it for me. 🙂
    A time turner would be an amazing thing to have. Especially this month, when I have a ton of exams and not enough time to do everything.
    All your other dreams are amazing as well. Great post! 😀

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  2. I read ‘Shadow of the Wind’ last year and fell in love with every page. It was so good in fact, I waited a month or more before starting another, because I knew it wouldn’t be as good. Currently I have my nose stuck in ‘The Mountain Shadow’ by Gregory David Roberts. But would love any recommendations Shadow of the Wind style for when I’m done 😁

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  3. I too want so many things on this list! How does one acquire the castle with secret garden and time turner, not to mention every magical library that’s ever waltzed across the pages of my favourite books?
    Also, how cool would it be to be able to talk, really *talk* to your own soul, to see what it looked like and know that it was beautiful in it’s own way, and to have a physical reminder that you will never be alone? And what would you be able to know about yourself from the form their eventually took? Such a cool idea…

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  4. Oooh, some great ideas on here! My allotment is a bit secret garden-y – the path to get to it is pretty overgrown and the old wooden entrance gate is hidden by a massive hedge. Plus there’s an avenue of old plum trees and loads of overgrown sheds and stuff so it always feels enclosed and a bit other worldly. I’d love to own a chocolate shop in France (despite not knowing the language at all) or live in a castle (a good one like Howl’s, not bloody Gormenghast). Finally, I’d love a house like the Burrow, or to visit London Below (although I’d be terrified and dead within about five minutes). And I would love love love a daemon – mine would be a pangolin. Oh, and a magic horse like Vasilisa. Is that too much to ask?

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  5. I have not read Thud! yet and I had no idea it was also a game! I am super intrigued now! Oh, and I just Googled and it’s in the City Watch arc, and that is the next one I’m reading. 🙌🙌🙌

    I took the daemon test and I have already forgotten what mine is. 😝

    There is an event venue in a mansion here in my city that puts on a Roaring Twenties summer garden party and a twenties New Year’s Eve ball every year. Maybe some year you can visit and attend one. 🍸

    This was a wonderful idea for a post. 📚

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  6. Oh yes FANTASTIC choices here – I would very much love to visit the cemetery of forgotten books in Barcelona as well and YES to having a daemon, I always wondered what mine would be like… 😛

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