When I came home from Malaysia and had a couple of months worth of time ahead of me to essentially teach myself biology from scratch, I registered at the Czech Academy of Sciences library and proceeded to go there, every morning, every weekday. I kept up the habit after I got accepted to university, and once exams started, naturally I resorted to my library again. It's the most amazing building that looks inconspicuous on the outside but stunning on the inside. It's been my companion throughout my journey, never being judgmental, or condescending, or making me feel unwelcome - the knowledge was there for me to find, and that's where I keep getting back for more. There's not many places that make me feel so happy just being myself like that airy stone-pillar-framed atrium with high wooden shelves, heavy green mushroom-shaped lamps on the study tables and all the science books I could ever want at my disposal.
Today morning a gas leak caused an explosion in a house nearby, and though luckily noone was too badly hurt, my library has suffered some substantial damage. It will remain closed for some time, and this feels like the saddest exam period I'll ever have to face.