Friday, July 26, 2013

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2013

Woman Reading, Edouard Manet, 1879

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2013

I finished reading Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan on the train to work.  It is dark humor.  There is plenty of commentary on vegetarianism, meat eating, and cannibalism in the context of zombie cows.  The story is meant to be a little gross and a bit bloody.

There are not just cows which attack people, there are also packs of sheep, squirrels, mongrel dogs, and even cats which attack people.  No place is safe in England.

Some of the social and political commentary is spot on.  The zombies are blamed on terrorists and the experiment gone wrong happens in a secret lab disguised as a veterinary hospital.

Michael Logan's uses a lot of understatement in his writing.  You can also see a touch of conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure.  The book won the Terry Pratchett prize.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I am showing some colleagues a bit about Twitter this afternoon.  I also checked the displays.  I spent a little time looking through prize winning books.

Web Bits

30 Things LIbrarians Love

Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians

A bit of humor.

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