Daily Thoughts 6/20/2010
I started reading Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron for my Readers Advisory 101 course. It is a mystery. Pretty soon, I will have finished reading all the background reading for the course. I like being ready well beforehand for these things.
I took some time to join up with the social media aspects of the New York Library Association. I have http://twitter.com/nyla_1890 NYLA on twitter, http://twitter.com/nyla_nmrt NYLA New Members Roundtable, http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Library-Association-NYLA/48043315840 the Facebook page for NYLA, and http://facebook.com/group.php?gid+18742794776 The Facebook New Members Roundtable for NYLA. This should be interesting. I also found a group on Linked In for NYLA and applied. Every day, I am going to take a bit to look at NYLA's resources.
I read some of Bootlegger's Daughter at the laundromat today. It is not something I would have picked up on my own. I prefer noire, hard boiled, and police procedurals when I read mystery. This mystery really does not fit into these categories. It is a mystery set in North Carolina featuring a woman attorney who is investigating the death of a woman who died over a decade ago. There is a lot about southern politics and life. The Readers Advisory 101 class is introducing me to some new ideas already.