Originally posted in the Mcgill Student Blog Connect
Books on Books on Books.
Sometimes I visit my friends at smaller universities. They show me around their campuses, pointing out different dorms, lovely manicured quads, the library.
“Wait,” I say. “THE library? Like you only have one?”
“Well, yeah,” they respond.
I guess I’ve been spoiled by McGill. The libraries are one of my favorite things about this school, and it always makes me sad to see all the crowds during exam season who are obviously only here to be stressed in a public place.
There’s so much fun to be had in these buildings, though! Like going to Birks, taking off your boots and pretending that you’re at a really low-key sock hop. Like visiting the music library for the first time and being entirely bewildered. (It’s the loveliest, most modern place, and can make a physical science student such as myself feel all kinds of grubby.) Like hitting up the education library after your last exam, and being so glad that you no longer have to read about evolution that you check out fifteen young-adult novels.
Or perhaps that’s only me.
In any case, I’ll be here, reading for fun when I should be doing physics assignments, eating academic journals like they’re pop culture and vice versa. Y’all should chime in.