Saturday, October 13, 2012

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2012

Painted portraits of writers from Russia - Pushkin, Krylov, Zhukovsky and Gnedich in Summer Garden. From Wikimedia.  1832. Gregory Chernetsov

Daily Thoughts 10/13/2012

This morning, I checked the library Facebook and Twitter account.  I also visited Barnes and Noble to look at books.  I like bookstores.

I put the book True North by Bill George on hold.  It is a book on business leadership.

I watched the film, Journey to the Mysterious Island which is a kind of a takeoff on The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.  I am planning on watching The Secret World of Arriety which is Studio Ghibli anime film. This is supposed to be based on the classic childrens book The Borrowers by Mary Norton.

I read another chapter of Madrigal's  Magic Keys to Spanish, and a few more stories from At The River of Bees by Kij Johnson.  The short story which the book is named after is a little bit unsettling and odd.  I also read a little bit more of Makers.  Chris Anderson is writing about Local Motors which is a custom fabricator of cars  and Tesla which makes an electric roadster

Web Bits

This is a link to an article about Mo Yan winning the Noble Prize for Literature. 

Is 2012 The End of the World for Print?
I thought this was interesting.

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