Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Daily Thoughts 02/26/2014

Daily Thoughts 02/26/2014

This morning on the way to work, I reread RASL by Jeff Smith.  The graphic novel is fantastic.  You have to read it twice to catch all the details.  For example, the main characters name, RASL means Romance at the Speed of Light.  RASL loves Maya which is another allusion to the illusory nature of the world.

The book is a wild mix of conspiracy, alternative science, and action.  Mix in a solid dose of lots of sex, plenty of gunplay, and a bit of art thievery and it makes the story over the top.  The back story includes the history of Nikola Tesla and his confiscated notebooks which the United States government holds at a secret location.

I enjoyed reading this.  Some people might find it a bit much.  The main character travels through a variety of alternate worlds with only slight differences between his and our own.  For example Bob Dylan never changes his name from Robert Zimmerman, or the main characters car is in a different location.

This morning, I checked the social media for the library, and checked the displays and the gift books.

I had the Brown Bag Nonfiction Book Club today from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Trustees room.  Several of the Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library attended.  We were reading Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years.  There was a much better turnout than during the day after the snowstorm.  We are planning on reading a book on Eleanor Roosevelt for March which is Women's History Month.  Someone suggested No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

I did a little shifting in the oversize books as well.  The latest Bookpage came in today.

Web Bits

Crown Publishing Bookish Art Pinterest Board

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