An Adventure with Tea and Ink

Writing for the fannish at heart.
Tips & tricks, book recs, rants about writing, and a rather large amount of tea.


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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury

For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects that contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.

We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries as captured by Instagrammers around the world. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out their linked location pages below.

(via straight-as-a-curly-fry)

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Rivers of London: Urban Fantasy At It’s Finest
I won’t lie, I picked up the first in the Rivers of London series because I thought the cover was pretty. Yes, I’m that reader, the shallow one that judges every book by its cover design. Why that isn’t actually such a bad thing is fodder for another article, but right now I’m thinking back to holding Ben Aaronovitch’s first foray into original writing in my hand and wondering whether to part with my filthy lucre for a hardback book.
I wondered why I recognise his name, so I flipped to the back, check his author profile and stifled a squeak of fangirl glee. Why yes, this is the same Ben Aaronovitch who wrote two episodes of Doctor Who back in the late eighties, and continued to write Doctor Who novelisations during the Great Hiatus. And now he’d written a book about my favourite city (London) in my favourite genre (urban fantasy). Within minutes my money was in the hands of the cashier and I was squeezing into a seat on the tube to start reading.
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Book rec Friday! I adore Ben Aaronovitch, and here’s why you should too.

thegeekiary:

Rivers of London: Urban Fantasy At It’s Finest

I won’t lie, I picked up the first in the Rivers of London series because I thought the cover was pretty. Yes, I’m that reader, the shallow one that judges every book by its cover design. Why that isn’t actually such a bad thing is fodder for another article, but right now I’m thinking back to holding Ben Aaronovitch’s first foray into original writing in my hand and wondering whether to part with my filthy lucre for a hardback book.

I wondered why I recognise his name, so I flipped to the back, check his author profile and stifled a squeak of fangirl glee. Why yes, this is the same Ben Aaronovitch who wrote two episodes of Doctor Who back in the late eighties, and continued to write Doctor Who novelisations during the Great Hiatus. And now he’d written a book about my favourite city (London) in my favourite genre (urban fantasy). Within minutes my money was in the hands of the cashier and I was squeezing into a seat on the tube to start reading.

Read More

Book rec Friday! I adore Ben Aaronovitch, and here’s why you should too.