Peeling potatoes. Signed and dated A.J.Madiol/1873. Oil on panel, 55 x 45.5 cm, 1873
Daily Thoughts 10/16/2012
I finished reading Madrigal's Magic Keys to Spanish this morning. I am probably going to go back and read over a few of the sections. I also read some more of The Little Book of Talent. I am on the second section which focuses on deep practice. A lot of the book is describing how practicing each day, being consistent, pushing your limits, and breaking down activities into small chunks makes it easier to improve skills. There is a lot of focus on sports, the military, and music in this book. I also cracked open and read the first few pages of Online Reputation Management for Dummies. Dante's Paradiso came in for me to read.
This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the library. I also checked the displays and the gift books.
In the afternoon, I spent some time looking through the Early Word website and read the New York Times Book Review. I also spent some time looking at core bibliographies of recent titles for fiction and multicultural fiction. Hopefully, I should have a chance to look at missing item lists and lost book lists for my library as well.
On the way home, I finished reading The Little Book of Talent, it is a quick read with lots of solid information. I may read the authors other book, The Talent Code. Some of the ideas I liked in the final section which is on sustaining progress, are cultivate your grit, and work on your skill constantly.
I have started reading Online Reputation Management by Lori Randall Stradtman. I rather liked the idea that you should not put anything online which you would not want your grandmother to read.
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