Thursday, April 4, 2013
Anonymous, China, Writer's Water Dish, 18th Century, Blue Glass, Walters Art Museum
Daily Thoughts 04/04/2013
On the way to work, I read some more of The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books A Novel by Walter Moers. The book is translated from German. One of the excellent things about this book is that the main character is a lindworm which is German for dragon. He is a dragon author. There are no humans which makes the setting more flexible with the ability to add many more fantastic elements. It has a feeling of the older school of fantasy with a bit of the weird tale and pure nonsense. I especially liked the pasage where the main character, Optimus Yarnspinner is being followed around by a living newspaper. It is a delightful story. The setting is equally intriguing. It is the city of Bookholm, once destroyed by fire, but now remade.
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning. I also checked the displays. I also spent a little time looking at the different review sources today. I spent a little time looking at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Winners
The computer lab was open today. I also spent some time doing ordering. I am looking forward to Neil Gaiman's new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane which is coming out in June. I also took a look at the large print to see if some of the Agatha Christie titles could be replaced.
Filling the Advocacy Gap: How Millions of Dollars are at Stake on Ballots and What We're Doing About It, Advocates Corner, John Chrastka
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