Monday, July 14, 2014
Daily Thoughts 07/14/2014
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
On the train to work, I read some more of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. This novel has a lot of depth. It is very slow reading with lots of thought involved in the process. Right now, I am picking up on the different political threads of ideas from Garveyism to Rastaftarianism to communism to democratic socialism to international intrigue with the CIA and the Cubans in Jamaica.
I placed an order for new books this morning.
I checked the displays this morning. I put together a display in honor of Walter Dean Myers who recently passed away. He is a famous young adult author. I also spent some time compiling programming statistics for the month of June. Most of it is how many people attended the different computer classes. Plays and music are a strong draw at our library.
I also spent a little time working with the oversize books.
On the way home, I read some more of A Brief History of Seven Killings. I think I have reached the central part of the book. There is an attack on the compound where the singer lives. The singer is presented as a kind of metaphor. He never appears in any of the scenes with the other character. He exists as a memory, a concept, or a symbol. Marlon James describes the singer as Bob Marley. However, in the book, the singer is an abstraction.
Lolcats and Libraries: A Conversation with Internet Librarian Amanda Brennan
Wonderfully memeful sillyness.
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