Saturday, April 9, 2016

Daily Thoughts 04/09/2016

Mary Wollstonecraft, by John Opie, 1790-1791

Daily Thoughts 04/09/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook today.

I watched a 2013 PBS special today on Hoopla Digital called The Distracted Mind which covered multitasking, distraction, and memory.

I also read some more of Originals by Adam Grant.  Adam Grant describes how procrastination can lead to more creative results.  He also discusses how birth order can affect how people behave.  People born later in birth orders tend to take more risks.

I started reading Grit the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Ducksworth.  This book is about perseverance; the ability to finish what you start, stick with things, and overcome obstacles.  The author is a psychologist who creates tests to measure these qualities.  The book is an advanced readers edition.  It is due out in May of 2016.

Web Bits

George Orwell's Jail Time Confirmed by Unseen Court Records
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell was an excellent read.

Millenials Read More Books Than People Over 30

National Library Week Celebrates Libraries Transformations That Help Build Stronger Communities
Protesters Occupying Carnegie Library Face Eviction Today-- United Kingdom

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