Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Daily Thoughts 03/07/2012
I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library. I also checked the displays and gift books.
Three Advanced Reading Copies came in from Library Journal; The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker on sale 06/26/2012, Wife 22 A Novel by Melanie Gideon on sale 05/29/2012, and The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya on sale 06/2012. I can't always predict what I will get. There is usually something interesting.
There is a new novel written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Mike Mignola called Joe Golem and the Drowning City : An Illustrated Novel. Mike Mignola is an excellent comic artist.
An artist came to look at the 2nd avenue side of the building. There is an RFP for a sculpture near the children's room entrance. http://yonkersarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/rfp-sculpture-for-mount-vernon-public.html She wanted pictures of the Fresco of the Rotunda as well. http://www.mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/Library-Fresco
I found something practical to read An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules For Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen. I try to get myself to bring lunch as much as possible to work. Sometimes I slip a bit.
I got invited to to Unwine which is a Tweetup reception at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo on March 19, 2012. It comes with one free glass of wine. http://www.publishingbusiness.com/tweetup/
Right now, I am relaxing, drinking a diet coke and watching my Kindle Touch charge.
The Kindle Touch is now partially charged. I downloaded Metropolitan Diary by MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick this evening. It is a collection of poetry for 99 cents as an Amazon e-book. MaryAnn was a member of the Mount Vernon Writers Network until she moved away. It is a way to support a local author.
I also downloaded Gutenberg the Geek which I saw on http://findings.com/ by Jeff Jarvis. It is a Kindle Singles, or short book. The book costs 99 cents.
Brooklyn Public Library Now Has An Espresso Book Machine