That’s right, I’m finally taking part in the Top Ten Tuesday meme!
I have a confession…
For the longest time I was afraid nobody would read these posts on my blog because my readers are only interested in reading about books, discussions and other stuff and not something related to me?
Looking back I can see my anxiety completely took over.
After I finally realized the world won’t end if I did a TTT post I just never seemed to get the time and the topics weren’t the ones I wanted to talk about?
BUT I CAN TALK ABOUT LIBRARIES FOR HOURS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
So Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s.
Today’s topic is ‘Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit’ but I’ll be talking only about libraries because I’m honestly not that into bookstores? Libraries on the other hand are a godsend.
Libraries I Would Sell My Soul To Visit
The Hogwarts Library
Yes, I’m bringing fictional libraries in here and you can’t stop me!
I mean have you seen the library?! The architecture is fantastic and the mere size of it has me drooling. And think of the number of magical books I would be able to read! And maybe if I’m feeling dangerous I’ll take a peep in the Restricted Section too? Honestly if I had been in Hermione’s place I would have spent my entire life there. This library is definitely every booknerd’s dream!
2. Elinor’s Library from Inkheart series
Okay, in hindsight I don’t remember much about this library. I read this series quite a few years back (I refuse to read Inkdeath because oh my god so long and also the books are too stretched and I am so done) and I remember falling in love with Elinor’s (Mo’s sister and Maggie’s aunt) vast library that was vividly described, so much so that I could almost imagine it in front of me. Elinor was an avid collector and had a huge range of books including many old and ancient originals. And if I remember correctly she rarely left her house and spent all her time reading n the library.
Can I live like that?
3. The Gladstone Library, Wales
First off, this looks more like a castle and less of a library!
But other than it’s size and the amount of books it holds(1.5 lakh), the Gladstone’s library allows readers to spend the night! They have many bedrooms available attached with a bathroom, a desk and chairs and guests are even served glorious meals.
WHAT ELSE DO I WANT FROM LIFE?
4. Admont Abbey, Austria
I think I’m going to faint from the beauty of this one. This place is so magnificent and dreamy, if I do ever get to visit I’m sure I’ll just be standing there with my jaw on the floor. This gold and white scheme is divine and honestly, this is what heaven looks like. It is one of the largest monastery libraries in the world and possesses over 1,400 manuscripts! Definitely my dream place.
5. Weapon of Mass Instruction, Argentina
This is the coolest library you will ever see! Apparently Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like ‘Weapon Of Mass Instruction’ that he intends to use to battle ignorance and spread knowledge.
MY MIND IS BLOWN.
The 1979 Ford Falcon has a tank inspired frame over it that is literally stuffed with books! Raul drives it all across Argentina, bringing literature of all genres to small and impoverished towns. Now this is a real superhero!
Also can I maybe get a ride in that? Pretty please?