Marhaban! My name is Raisa.
*Twenty-three year old
*Archivist Assistant
*Future Medical Librarian
*one day M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies
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Asking for letters of recommendation so stressful!


ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!



(via bookporn)

(via librarean)


This abandoned tuberculosis hospital right down the street from my house has some of the most interesting and beautiful graffiti I’ve seen, I’m sad for not getting more pictures. It closed in the early ’80s, and some of the lockers still had patients’ rusted hangers in them. Supposedly one of the most haunted places in Massachusetts, although I didn’t experience anything (which was super disappointing). There’s three huge buildings and every time you turned around there was a new stairwell. I could’ve stayed for hours.

(via poorly-aimed-fist-fight)


Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

When I am stressed I like to do my nails.

You may be aware of that I work as an archives assistant in an academic library. I recently forgot to return a book and I got fined. I know super bad being a library student and not even returning books on time. I’m horrible! One of my lovely librarian friend’s was kind enough to remove me from the fine list. Yay! I am not on the list anymore.

So many things to do and only 24 hours in a day. No es suficiente tiempo para mí.