This is my life right now. I'm reading primary sources during breakfast in the kitchen, then cycling to uni which is usually the best part of my day because it's an opportunity to sing along to the Lucksmiths. I spend most of my day in the library, always in the same room. When I can't see straight anymore, I take my shoes off, drink tons of water and look out of the window. The view is quite beautiful. When night falls and the library is closing, I cycle back home.
Here are three things I've enjoyed outside of the library:
1. The Teenage project looks absolutely fantastic. Great blog, great trailer, can't wait for the film to come out. Old pictures that don't romanticise the past are of great interest to me.
2. This video for The Wake's "Crush the Flowers".
3. Calvin & Hobbes. Always, but especially this one.
Also, can I just say that whenever I read arguments for or against protest marches and demonstrations, it's always about whether it actually changes anything, whether there's any real power in protest. And I do wonder, is it always the aim of protest to change policies? Isn't it just as important to show publicly that there's a large group of people who disagree? Isn't that a good enough reason for protests to exist? At least that way the unhappy part of the population won't be forgotten by future historians, even if it might be ignored by present politicians...