Monday, November 26, 2012

Daily Thoughts 11/26/2012

Moments with genius Written by the Illinois Writers Project : presented by the Museum of Science & Industry / Poster for a radio presentation "Moments with genius" by the Barnum Radio Players on radio station WBBM, showing the stylized face of a man holding a test tube. 
Date Created/Published: Chicago : Illinois WPA Art Project, [between 1936 and 1941] 

Daily Thoughts 11/26/2012

This morning, I read a little more of On Politics V.2.  The book is an overview so it includes some material which is different than what I usually read. Alan Ryan describes royalist views and people who support constitutional monarchy which is not something which I usually read.  I also read some more of Help the Helper.  This book describes practices which support teamwork as well as exercises in how to help people work better together.  An example which the authors use repeatedly is how the staff in a five star restaurant work to meet customer needs as thoroughly as possible.

This morning, I checked the displays, gift books, and social media for the library.  I also spent some time looking at the new books.  I caught up on back issues of Library Journal and Booklist.  I read the latest New York Times Book Review today and prepared another order list for adult fiction.

On the way home, I read some more of On Politics V.2.  One of the nice things about reading overviews on a subject is that you get a little bit on a variety of people like Hegel and Thomas Paine who you do not plan on reading complete books by.  It allows for a more general sense of a time period in history.

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