Ancient Libraries

Library of Alexandria. 19th Century rendering by O. Von Corven. image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Alexandria Libraries in the ancient world are not like the libraries we know today. Often they were privately owned, and very few people would have had access to the material inside. Partially, this was because literacy was not widespread and therefore confined to … Continue reading Ancient Libraries

The Archimedes Palimpsest

http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/ Palimpsest is one of my favorite words. It refers to a text that has been written over, but is still somewhat legible beneath the newer text. This writing over creates this fascinating relationship between the original and the new text. Often this happened in the medieval era because parchment, made from the skins of … Continue reading The Archimedes Palimpsest

JK Rowling Has Disappointed Me

I have made no secret of loving the Harry Potter series, either on this blog or in my everyday life and proudly identify myself as a Ravenclaw. And yet, the author of this most-beloved series has recently come out as anti-trans, testing the love that I have for the author of one of my most … Continue reading JK Rowling Has Disappointed Me

January Monthly Roundup

Okay so weekly roundups are apparently not a thing that I can mentally commit to, especially with school this semester. So we're going to make it a monthly thing instead. January seems to have flown by. Just as a disclaimer--none of my links are paid/sponsored/solicited. It's just stuff I like or wanted to share. Eventful … Continue reading January Monthly Roundup

My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This year I read 150 books, and though it was a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of books I didn't finish and lots of reading for classes, there were still a number of great books. In fact there were well over 30 books this year that I unreservedly loved, and narrowing it down … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2020

End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

My gingerbread house - modeled off of a 1920s movie theater. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week (or so) I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Finishing the semester … Continue reading End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

Multi-Week Roundup: November 8 – December 5

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week (or so) I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings No idea where November went. It was a blur of cold weather and writing … Continue reading Multi-Week Roundup: November 8 – December 5

When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

In my reference class this semester we've been talking about how to find books for patrons in need of a new great read. The holidays are fast approaching and maybe you're planning on getting a book for yourself or for someone else this holiday season. Need a good recommendation? You can drop a comment on … Continue reading When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

This has been a strange year for reading. There are times when I've devoured books, and other times where I don't read anything (except required reading) for weeks. I wanted to reread a series, more for comfort than anything else, and I decided to pick something other than the Harry Potter books, which I reread … Continue reading Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

Multi-Week Roundup: October 11 – November 7

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Okay. So October was basically a blur and November is shaping up the same way. My … Continue reading Multi-Week Roundup: October 11 – November 7