Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
All public libraries are created equal. No matter the size of the collection, the rarity of the books, or the location; public libraries are a place of knowledge and learning any can go to and utilize.
Public libraries are genuinely helpful places. With paperback books averaging $8 a pop, reading different books is expensive if you were to buy each one. That’s where public libraries come in. Not only are you able to check-out just about any book you can think of (inter-library loans allow that access), you also get access to the benefits of reading for FREE!
Although, all public libraries being equal, some are a lot prettier than others.
Seattle Central Public Library
Rijksmuseum Research Library
The Royal Portuguese Reading Room
Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library
NY Public Library Reading Room
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Netherlands Book Mountain
NY Public Library
Oh boy where do I start? How about this book satiated the geek side of me in a way no other book has ever done. The only way it could have gotten better is if he somehow put aliens in the book. I don’t know how he would do that and keep it great… This is such a great book. The ideas Watney comes up with are so awesome. Astronauts have got to be the smartest people in the world.
I could not stop reading this book. I read it on the Overdrive app (checked out from my library) and found myself reading it whenever I got more than 60 seconds to myself. The last time I demolished a book like that was The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I have to give it a reread but I think The Martian will end up in my top 3 favorite books.
I demand a government funded mission to Mars right now. It has been proven astronauts will have to trouble staying alive on Mars. Just send potatoes (and maybe some carrots).
Just a beautiful day at the library. Don’t forget to support your local library.