Engraving of Noah Webster, from the frontispiece of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, Revised and Enlarged
Daily Thoughts for 2/17/2009
I am going to start including the date in my daily thoughts post. This will make it more distinguishable from previous posts.
Yesterday, I went out and bought a copy of I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna. I had been listening to the tape for several weeks and decided it would be better to have my own copy than the library copy.
I listen to the CD for about half an hour every night. It is working. I have lost nine pounds since I read the book and started listening to the cd. The cd is also very relaxing to listen to.
I also put Regenesis by C.J. Cherryh on hold after seeing it at the bookstore. It is part of the Cyteen series.
I am on vacation this week. I am not planning on going anywhere, just relaxing. I took a walk to my local library near my house. The library was packed with people. All the tables were full. There was a two hour wait on the signup list for the computers. This makes sense to me. Libraries are a free source of entertainment and education in a very tight economy.
I picked up some material to read, Extraordinary Engines The Definitive Steampunk Anthology, Edited by Nick Gevers. It is c2008, published by Solaris Books which is a new publisher. Vorpal Blade by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor. John Ringo was on the New York Times Bestseller list for his science fiction. This book is a military science fiction novel published by Baen Books, it is a paperback, the paperback came out in October of 2008 so it is fairly new. Finally, I picked up a copy of Slam with a foreword by Tori Amos, edited by Cecily Von Ziegesar. It is a young adult title about poetry slams. I think it might help me better understand the concept of spoken word.
In addition to books, I got a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on dvd. It is a three day loan. I rarely go to the theatres these days because it is so expensive and it takes so much time. I prefer to sit and watch my movies at home.
If you are on Twitter I really like the New York Times Books http://www.twitter.com/nytimesbooks It has excellent coverage of evrything book related.
I am definitely going to the Open Access and Libraries 2009 Conference