Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/07/2013

Reading Julius LeBlanc Stewart 1884

Daily Thoughts 08/07/2013

This morning, I finished reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.   The story was hard to classify.  It had a touch of magical realism, a bit of mysticism, some urban fantasy, and a tiny bit of weird tale.  It was excellent writing.  There was magic, but not the overwhelming wizardy kind which is done in so many fantasy novels.

A lot of it was about how we see things in the world and remember things.  The book reminded me that things are different when we are children.  We see things with wonder and apprehension.  It was worth reading.

I also read a little bit more of Operation Storm by John J. Geoghegan.  The author gives some excellent descriptions of how submarines worked in World War II, both Japanese and American submarines.  The complexity of the systems is very interesting.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also checked the displays.  I read two copies of the New York Times Bestseller list.

The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.

I have been talking to Henry A. May who is a local author with  a book called  First Black Autos.

Carole Nelson Douglas has a new book coming out called Cat In An Alien X-Ray.  It is a crossover novel, a mix of Area 51, aliens, and mystery.  I do hope it will be entertaining.   The mystery series is quite popular.  I saw it in the new releases section of Locus Magazine for August.  I am planning on reading it.

The book Babayaga by Toby Barlow came in for me to read today.  It should be interesting, it is set in postwar Paris.  I also spent some time learning more about the Overdrive Advantage program for ebooks.

Web Bits

DIY How to Get Your Indie Book Into Stores and Libraries

Impoverished Suburb Has Library District But No Library

What's Next for the Novel
I placed the book Night Film listed in this article by Marisha Pessl on hold because it had easter eggs.  Easter eggs in games are additional content that you have to search to find.  Apparently you can scan portions of this book and get extra content.

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