Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daily Thoughts 10/16/2012

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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How to Create an Awesome Author's Blog said...

Hi Nishan!

Happy to see that you agree with me about tasteful posting online! :)

Thank you so much for checking out my book and sharing about it. I'm honored to have my book included among so many titles that sound like my pleasure reading list. A friend introduced me to the phrase "relentless incrementalism." Strong stuff.

I'd love to invite you to a book launch party being given for me on Thursday the 18th of October, at 21 90th street, between Madison and 5th avenues. It's from 6 - 9. Pick up a signed, complimentary review copy. :)

Thanks again, Nishan!!
Lori Randall Stradtman

Book Calendar said...

Thank you for contacting me I really appreciate it. It is good to see an author comment. It is also excellent branding to reach out to people who write about your work. This shows me that you pay attention to your reputation.