I’m pining for an excuse to wear a floor-length dress again… swing dancing affords me the chance to regularly pick and choose from the American 1920s-1950s, but I would love to spend a day dressed up at Downton Abbey*. I’d spend the afternoon browsing the library and strolling through the gardens before dining with the Crawleys and spending the evening chatting and worrying about who I was going to marry**.
**NETFLIX HURRY UP AND DELIVER SEASON 2 ALREADY. THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME.
“In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself … I see with myriad eyes, but is still I that see … I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.”—C.S. Lewis (via thebookishdark)
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (via bookmania)