Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Daily Thoughts 08/14/2012

Pierre-August Renoir, Nature Morte Au Bouquet, 1871

Daily Thoughts 08/14/2012

This morning, I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also placed a few more orders for books, this time mainly bestsellers and popular titles.  Three books came in for me to read, Shine Shine Shine by Lydia
Netzer, Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson, and Unfair Trade How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class by Michael J. Casey.

In  addition, I checked the Facebook and Twitter pages for the library.

I read the latest Publishers Weekly and did a little bit of inventory in the mezzanine.

I have been steadily reading more of Full Body Burden Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen.  It is definitely tragic.  There is an alcoholic father who is a lawyer.  The memoir part of the story has lots of sadness and denial about alcoholism.

The part about Rocky Flats is even more dire.  There are accounts of people getting radiation poisoning, environmental contamination from cesium, plutonium, and radiation fires, and intense protests.  Descriptions of the effects of plutonium-239 and the high incidence of cancer in the Rocky Flats community are sad and a bit frightening.

Web Bits

I'll Take a quiet library over a hip one.

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