wearetatal:

Katie has the perfect book for reading and then planning an expedition… 

An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy KnisleyAlready missing summer vacation? Looking for a means by which to travel the world in an afternoon? Lucy Knisley is here to help. She’s ready to take you on an adventure from Norway to Sweden to Germany to France, all for the price of a library card. So get ready. This graphic novel is a gorgeous, exciting European vacation on the cheap.But like all good books and travelogues, it’s not all stunning old cities, delicious food, and romance with foreign boys (although there is plenty of all of the above, too). It’s really an exploration of being young and privileged enough to travel and what exactly that means. Lucy Knisley offers a window into that tricky time in life where you can’t help but think about the Future, but it hasn’t seemed to quite have arrived yet. The time when you aren’t in school but not quite settled into a career, when you are figuring out what you want from relationships long term, when you are seeing where and how other people live and trying it all on for size. In other words, Lucy let’s us travel along with her during her age of license. And it’s a beautiful, funny, insightful journey.Whether you pick An Age of License up for the kissing or for the blowgun lessons, it’s the deeper ideas that are explored that will stay with you long after the final page is turned. 
More to read:
Relish by Lucy Knisley  
What I Would Have Read: Travel Stories
From the Archives: One to Send Libby on her Way
Radio Week: Jonsi - Gathering Stories
Postcard Friday: Mysterious Prague
Post Card Friday: Travel to Central America with 2 Up and Coming Titles!

Pick this one up as the perfect antidote to a bad case of wanderlust. Unless reading about amazing places just makes it worse, in which case, you should read it anyway but be prepared to buy a plane ticket after.

wearetatal:

Katie has the perfect book for reading and then planning an expedition…
An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

Already missing summer vacation? Looking for a means by which to travel the world in an afternoon? Lucy Knisley is here to help. She’s ready to take you on an adventure from Norway to Sweden to Germany to France, all for the price of a library card. So get ready. This graphic novel is a gorgeous, exciting European vacation on the cheap.

But like all good books and travelogues, it’s not all stunning old cities, delicious food, and romance with foreign boys (although there is plenty of all of the above, too). It’s really an exploration of being young and privileged enough to travel and what exactly that means. Lucy Knisley offers a window into that tricky time in life where you can’t help but think about the Future, but it hasn’t seemed to quite have arrived yet. The time when you aren’t in school but not quite settled into a career, when you are figuring out what you want from relationships long term, when you are seeing where and how other people live and trying it all on for size. In other words, Lucy let’s us travel along with her during her age of license. And it’s a beautiful, funny, insightful journey.

Whether you pick An Age of License up for the kissing or for the blowgun lessons, it’s the deeper ideas that are explored that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.


More to read:

Relish by Lucy Knisley  

What I Would Have Read: Travel Stories

From the Archives: One to Send Libby on her Way

Radio Week: Jonsi - Gathering Stories

Postcard Friday: Mysterious Prague

Post Card Friday: Travel to Central America with 2 Up and Coming Titles!

Pick this one up as the perfect antidote to a bad case of wanderlust. Unless reading about amazing places just makes it worse, in which case, you should read it anyway but be prepared to buy a plane ticket after.

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"Librarians are well known for sneaking in books by dangerous authors. In 1988, two copies of “Pride and Prejudice” were found in Night Vale. No one knows quite how many people read these copies, but the ensuing riots inconvenienced hundreds and led to the current cleaning schedule."
- Welcome to Night Vale, episode 54: A Carnival Comes to Town (via the-librarians-of-night-vale)

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oregontopatagonia:

"So where is this restaurant again?"
"You go to the flower shop on Arroyo. It’s a beautiful flower and wine store. Walk in and you’ll make eye contact with a pretty girl behind the counter. She will know you’re not there for flowers. She will lead you over to the flower freezer, pull the lever and open the door, and inside there are no flowers. Just a staircase. You descend into the basement and it is a long underground tunnel. There you will find the bar with the best cocktails in the city and damn good food."
#OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at La Floreria Atlántico)

Oh, Buenos Aires. The idea of you is just my favorite. Magic.

oregontopatagonia:

"So where is this restaurant again?"

"You go to the flower shop on Arroyo. It’s a beautiful flower and wine store. Walk in and you’ll make eye contact with a pretty girl behind the counter. She will know you’re not there for flowers. She will lead you over to the flower freezer, pull the lever and open the door, and inside there are no flowers. Just a staircase. You descend into the basement and it is a long underground tunnel. There you will find the bar with the best cocktails in the city and damn good food."

#OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at La Floreria Atlántico)

Oh, Buenos Aires. The idea of you is just my favorite. Magic.

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