Friday, August 15, 2014

Daily Thoughts 08/15/2014

Hendrick Goltzius – Minerva Hendrick Goltzius, 1611

Daily Thoughts 08/15/2014

Last night, I finished reading Marina A Gothic Tale by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. This was a strangely intriguing story.  It combined elements of gothic horror and weird tales set in Barcelona Spain.  The main character was a young man who lived in a boarding school.  The story has a mad doctor who works with artificial limbs and puppets which adds a nice twist.  There is also a bit of meditation on sickness and death when the young girl, Marina,  in the story slowly dies from cancer.  I found bits of it hard to categorize.

On the way to work, I read some more of Wired for Story.  The author reminds us that the main character needs to take continuously larger risks, lie to make things interesting, and make all or nothing decisions to keep the story interesting.

I checked the library Facebook and Twitter.  There is a visit by llamas to the children's room at 2:00 p.m. for the end of Children's Summer Reading today.  People like the idea.

Web Bits

These Whimsical GIFS from Smithsonian Libraries Bring Old Books to Life

A bit of silliness.

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