I am sorry, my monthly wrap is still to come, reviews are waiting to be edited and there’s –on top of it- a whole amount of time I theoretically should invest in school stuff. As you might know, eleventh grade started two weeks ago, and I already feel like drowning in work. On the one hand, school got a whole lot more intense, on the other hand, I find myself enjoying class more, especially in certain subjects. I feel like, now that we can see the end of our school time and barely have two years left before we need to do the Abitur, the teacher and my classmates start to take it all more serious and I find myself enjoying class. We are more organized and go more into detail, which I really enjoy.
Nevertheless, there are times when school gets super stressy and even at home not everything is all fluffy and awesome, and all you want to do is to hide under your blanket. Really, at those times, all I wish for is that the day would be longer, so that I would’ve more time for all the things I want to do (okay, or maybe I wish that my time management would me better so that I could make the most out of the daily 24 hours I have. Blame the internet.) And I wish that I could just disappear in one of all those bookish worlds we have. So today I don’t want to keep going on complaining about school, but about three different bookish worlds I’d like to visit. Why am I writing this post in English? I realized that my written English needs practice, especially considering the fact that I’m currently planning to study English (dream big, work hard, is it?), so I thought: Why not?
Ravka (from the Grischa Trilogy)
There are many reasons why I’d love to go to Ravka. Ravka is a fantasy world, which very much reminds me of a middle age Russia, with all the dark and the colorful places. It reminds me of a place, where dragons fly through the air, where you can see mosques painted in red and blue and gold, where you can hear a strong, hard and warm language and where you can travel through an incredible landscape. You have a large sea, with sea monsters and big waves. You have mountains with all kind of creatures, you have wide land and small, cozy cities, where you can find families singing in front of the fire. Ravka symbolizes for me a land that is both: Beautiful and terrifying, standing for family and danger, for love and hate.
Thisby (from The Scorpio Races)
A cloudy island in the middle of nowhere, grey water with white waves, a small group of people living in the villages here and there, and Novembercake….Seeing Thisby would be like the greatest November ever lived in my life. You have a mysterious island with an Irish, dark landscape. When I think about this place, all I want to do is go there, and find myself in a big red blanket, with hot chocolate and a piece of Novembercake, listening to old legends while there’s a thunder storm going on outside the house. I wanna wander around the beach, I wanna cry out in astonishment and fear at the Scorpio Race, and I wanna meet all the people around the island. Thisby is my personal piece of November.
The Night Circus (from The Night Circus)
A circus that only arrives at night, surprisingly and unpredictable. Completely dressed in black and white, with tents filled with the most astonishing curiosities. This is the place I want to visit the most. I just wanna walk around the Circus at night and try to unravel all the secrets that lie beneath its beautiful stripped tents. I wanna see the big, most amazing clock in world made by a marvelous man, a clock that almost seems to be alive. I wanna walk through this dream for a night, a dream in black and white and red, which smells like popcorn and honey and sounds like happiness. The Night Circus is a place that can take you away from reality that lets you wander around your dreams for some hours, a beautiful experience, because the Night Circus it, was it is. Le Cirque des Rêves, the circus of dreams.
Soo, guys, now it's your turn! Let's make a list...of bookish worlds you'd like to visit :)