Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/13/2013

An Enthralling Novel, Julius LeBlanc Stewart, 1885

Daily Thoughts 08/13/2013

This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter for the library.  A colleague is going to a training session this Wednesday on Facebook at the Westchester Library System.

I finished reading A Wrinkle In Time, the graphic novel on the way to work.  I liked the illustration style.  The coloring was a mix of black, white, and light blue which added to the philosophical bent of the story.  The illustrator, Hope Larson did an excellent job of creating the feel of light and darkness in the graphic novel.  She really brought out the contrast between light represented by responsibility, love, caring, and uniqueness versus darkness represented by hatred, uniformity, and control.

The illustrations did a good job of explaining some of the fantasy concepts in the novel like traveling through the fifth dimension by using the tesseract, and successfully showed how beings of light often had difficulty taking physical form.  I think Hope Larson did an excellent job of translating Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's book.

I spent some time working on a new computer class schedule for September and October.  I also did a bit of weeding.  The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.  We also have computer classes tonight, Microsoft Word and Fundamentals of Computer Operations.

I checked out The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum.  It should be interesting.

Web Bits

Bestselling Author Cory Doctorow Supports Library Ebook Lending

How One Local Bookstore is Dealing With the Ebook Revolution
A San Francisco Institution Tries Its Hand at Selling E-readers

The Books We've Lost-- Charles Simic

September 2013 Library Reads List
I found this while reading through Early Word

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