Monday, July 14, 2014

Daily Thoughts 07/14/2014

Allegory with Skull, Antoine Wiertz

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.

Web Bits

Lolcats and Libraries: A Conversation with Internet Librarian Amanda Brennan
Wonderfully memeful sillyness.

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