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 http://www.localmotors.com/ and Tesla which makes an electric roadster http://www.teslamotors.com/
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.