Friday, November 7, 2014
Daily Thoughts 11/07/2014
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
I finished reading Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll last night. I enjoyed it. It had a lot of odd content to it. There are nice touches of magical realism, surrealism, odd alien things, a conflict between chaos and order, and a reminder that there are wondrously strange things at the edges of our reality. My two favorite characters in the book were the two dogs, D Train and Kos. They had a minor, but very upbeat role.
Today and tomorrow is the Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library Book and Bake Sale. I always get a cup of coffee, buy a treat, and a few books.
I have been spending some more time working on the oversize books. I stopped by the book sale and had a cup of coffee and two cookies and looked through the books. I picked out a few donated African American books to be added to the collection.
I spent some time talking about procedures with a new person who is working in the computer lab.
I checked out the books, Blue Horses Poems by Mary Oliver, The Rise of Isis A Threat We Can't Ignore by Jay Sekulow, and The Book of Forgiving by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu. I've had a few people tell me that The Book of Forgiving was something they were reading for their book club.
Also, there was a recommendation for the book, Whipping Boy The Forty Year Search for My Twelve Year Old Bully by Allen Kurzweil.
I spent some time reading through copies of Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The book, The Triangle a Year on the Ground with New York's Bloods and Crips by Kevin Deutsch looked interesting.
I have a copy of the Ingram Advance to look through for December.
I read The Rise of Isis A Threat We Can't Ignore by Jay Sekulow on the way home. It was a short book. The first half was about ISIS. It helped me understand what the organization was about. However, the second half was about Hamas which was not what I was interested in. The author also focused on Israel. I was hoping for a book about Iraq and Syria. About half of the book was relevant, the other half was about Palestinian and Israeli politics. I was hoping there would have been more on the Kurds than the Israelis. The reader gets about 45 pages of relevance out of a 97 page book.
That Used Book Store is Actually Friends of Aurora Public Library
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