Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Daily Thoughts 01/18/2012
On the train to work, I finished reading Tony Wheeler's Badlands A Tourist on the Axis of Evil. The last section is on Saudi Arabia. I was surprised at the degree of separation between men and women in this society. I also read some more of The Night Circus. The imagery is fantastic. I like the idea that real magic is hidden as illusion in this story.
I have still been thinking about possibly getting an iPad. I am looking at iPad The Missing Manual. I just read the latest Publishers Weekly. Gail Carriger has her new book, Timeless coming out in March. I rather like the Parasol Protector series. This is the final book in the series.
I checked out the book Debt The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber.
This morning, I updated the Twitter and Facebook page for the library.
I joined the email mailing list for Gluejar which is a new idea for ebooks. http://www.gluejar.com/
We had the Computer Lab today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. I spent some time helping people look for jobs and helping people print documents. Some of the applications online can take several hours to fill out.
I also synched the wireless network so I could get some books from the Westchester Library System Digital Media Catalog. I now have This Changes Everything on my Kindle Touch. In addition, I downloaded a few free titles from the Kindle Store including Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider.
I have noticed that there are a number of sites that have gone dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). When I was in the computer lab, we could not get to Craigs List for example.
Why SOPA Still Needs Work