M is for Mexico

Today's addition to the A to Z April Challenge is a magnificent library located in Mexico City. The José Vasconcelos Library is huge. Within the library is a complete whale (Ballena) skeleton on display. And the building is surrounded by a botanical garden.

According to Wikipedia:

Mexico City's Vasconcelos Library, labeled by the press as the "Megabiblioteca" ("megalibrary"), is dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the former philosopher, presidential candidate and president of the National Library of Mexico. The library is spread across 38,000 square metres (409,000 sq ft) and had an initial planned cost of 954 million pesos (roughly US$98 million).

It's a megalibrary for sure.

Mexico's José Vasconcelos Library



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L is for London

We're in week 3 of the A to Z Challenge and arrived at a lovely library located in the City of London. It's London's King's College Maughan Library.

The 19th-century neo-Gothic Maughan Library serves as the main research library of King's College. The library holds over 750,000 items and is home to the Foyle Special Collections Library and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

The photos below are of the round reading room.

London's Maughan Library


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Free eBook: Fallen by Stacy Claflin


Fallen by Stacy Claflin is a paranormal romance novella and the prequel to the Transformed series.

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Is love enough to make a bad vampire turn good?

Samantha Erikson is a vampire with one mission: to rule the world. She’s spent decades winning over the world’s most feared vampire, Vince Moretti. Just when everything is going according to plan, he sidetracks her with the assignment of pretending to be a high school student in a small town.

It’s humiliating enough going from stilettos to sneakers, but Samantha must also follow the most boring person alive: the teenage girl who stands between her and the throne. When she has had all she can take, she finds a fun distraction: an attractive football player who isn't scared of vampires, but there's one problem. Against her better judgment, she falls in love with him. Now she must decide between the mortal she adores and a place of power in the vampire world. If she tries to have both, she could lose everything.

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K is for Korea

We're almost at the halfway mark of the A to Z April Challenge. Today's library is like none other. The Haeinsa Temple Library, also called the Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, is located in the South Gyeongsang Province of South Korea.

This temple houses the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks, which comprise the entirety of the Buddhist Scriptures carved onto 81,350 wooden blocks. This library has housed the wooden blocks since 1398. Today the Haeinsa Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Korea's Haeinsa Temple Library


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I also came across a video of the Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon that I'd like to share.