Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daily Thoughts 11/22/2014

Amazing Stories, Scientifiction, September 1928

Thoughts 11/22/2014Daily 

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I read a graphic novel this morning, Blacksad Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido.  The characters are different types of animals.  The main character is a black cat, Blacksad who is trying to escape from his life as a detective.  The series is in a noir style 1950s.  This was a fairly dark story.  I especially liked the character Chad, a writer with a homicidal streak who ends up killing some especially ill intentioned villains.  Neal Adams did an introduction praising the style.  The comic is a translation from Spanish.  I enjoyed the different animal characters; parrots, hyenas, lions, elephants, and dogs. I put the previous book, Blacksad A Silent Hell on hold.

I started reading The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington.  It is a near future thriller set in the 2050s with nanotechnology and asteroid mining.  You can recognize our earth with some changes in the politics.

Web Bits

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

Do Men Read Books Written by Females? INFOGRAPHIC

Neil Gaiman and Ursula Le Guin at the National Book Awards

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