Monday, June 14, 2010

Daily Thoughts 6/14/2010

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin recites his poem before Gavrila Derzhavin during the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum exam on January 8th, 1815. Oil on canvas. 123,7 × 195,5 cm. Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum (All-Russia A. S. Pushkin Museum), St. Petersburg.

Daily Thoughts 6/14/2010

Two books came in for me to read today. The first is Enders Game by Orson Scott Card which is required reading for my Readers Advisory 101 Class. The second is The Affinity Bridge by George Mann. This is a steampunk novel with the main characters being two detectives. I rather like cross genre novels. It makes things interesting.

I stopped reading A Novel Bookstore. The setting and the style did not appeal to me. I read the requisite fifty pages into the novel and it was enough. I am still reading The Viscount Who Loved Me. It is horrid. Fat corgis, flirting, and masked balls just are not my style. It is a definite reminder of how bland peoples lives must be to read this kind of romance novel.

I have also started on Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. It has a much different feel reading it than the first time I read the science fiction novel. There is a much stronger feeling of cruelty and desperation in the novel. It is also something I have to read for the Readers Advisory 101 class.

I started a few pages into The Affinity Bridge. The novel starts in India. I am reading three novels right now.

Today was quiet and steady. Three of my new bookmarks were printed up. Hopefully, they will be appreciated. I also spent some time checking the back orders for Book Wholesalers Incorporated. The books in storage are being shifted around. I also spent some time looking at MP3 Players in the library setting. Some libraries loan MP3 Players out.

Today was spent on minor details; checking on the poetry program and graphic novel program, looking at minor corrections on the website, and other small things. It is the small things that catch you.

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