Saturday, October 18, 2008

Afternoon Thoughts

Library of Congress, Washington DC, from pre 1910 postcard.


Afternoon Thoughts

Today has been another rather busy day. I read a bit more on the train into work. When I got here, I found I had the video V for Vendetta waiting for me. I still have not checked it out. I've spent most of the afternoon ordering books in three different categories, computers, industries, and careers.

They still have over 200 books from my 300s order to process waiting in the storage area along with a book truck of graphic novels. I am looking forward to having them process the graphic novels. I check out books from the library like everyone else.

Other than that, I did a little bit more with the law books. They are starting to have a bit of a back log.

I changed the small display from banned books to books on writing. I filled it with a variety of classic books; On Writing Well, The Elements of Style, The Reader Over Your Shoulder, and other titles.

I went to check out V for Vendetta and found I had a few other items waiting for me, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp on dvd, The Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez, Marsbound by Joe Haldeman, and Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now. Sometimes I get surprised.

7 comments:

T.R. Mintz said...

In case you didn't know I'm not ranking blogs anymore but I do think your blog is different and I like it.

Book Calendar said...

Thanks for coming by t.r. mintz.

Damien said...

I think it is so cool you ride a train.

Lailing said...

Hey... I like trains...

Anonymous said...

Great choice. The Reader over Your Shoulder is awesome. The better edition of course is the 1943 one, before it was revised with devastating cuts to the examples at the end. Some 200 pages were cut. Anyhow, I wish more people would talk about The Reader over Your Shoulder. I would love to know what people think about it.

Anonymous said...

oh V for Vendetta was fascinating! I had no idea I would enjoy it so much.

Book Calendar said...

I found The Reader Over Your Shoulder to be quite advanced. The first part I could understand quite well, but towards the end it got complex and quite interesting. Robert Graves is a fabulous writer.