Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily Thoughts 12/18/2013

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Daily Thoughts 12/18/2013

Last night, I read The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough. The story was basically a well written thriller in a science fiction setting. It was gripping enough for me to finish the 480 page book in one sitting and stay up past midnight. What made it so gripping partially is that the remnants of humanity still warred with each other up to the final moment and never stopped scheming, fighting, and seeking to get the upper hand.

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

I started reading Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian this morning. I enjoy Ohanian's sense of humor. He is the founder of the internet startup Reddit as well as Breadpig and Hipmunk.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

Three books came in for me to read, Reading Group Choices 2014, Selections for Lively Book Discussions 20th Anniversary Edition, Running Book Discussion Groups by Lauren Zina John, and Strategy A History by Lawrence Freedman which is a big book.

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

I spent some time reading the January Forecast and the latest Times Literary Supplement.

I also spent some time weeding in the oversize section today.

The Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting is tonight.

Web Bits

What to Expect From Libraries in the 21st Century

Keith Richards, Bookworm, Plays the New York Public Library

Columbia Acquires Kitchen Sink Press Archives.

Digital Firsts Delivering Extreme Customer Service From the Inside Out

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