Saturday, May 21, 2016

Daily Thoughts 05/21/2016

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Daily Thoughts 05/21/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I placed an order for new books this morning.

I have started reading Living In Two Worlds on Being A Social Chameleon by Dylan Emmons.  The writing is quite clear in its style.  I also started The Anatomy of Inequality Per Molander.  Per Molander is asking the question why do some societies keep income inequality in reasonable bounds having started from an egalitarian base.

Melville House Library Presentation 05/20/2016

I had a cup of coffee and an almond croissant at the Brooklyn Coffee Roasting company before I went to the Melville House Boosktore.  The coffe is quite good.  I was in DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 There were some interesting titles which I saw in the bookstore.  Script and Scribble The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burnstbrey, Havana Real by Yoani Sanchez,  Pies and Tarts for Dinner and Desert by Stephanie Reynard which included meat pies, pot pies, and fruit pies, Rotis Roasts for Every Day of the Week by Stephanie Reynard, Hillbilly Nationalists Urban Race Rebels and Black Power Community Organizing in Radical Times by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy, Jorge Luis Borges The Last Interview and Other Conversations, and The Art of Lying Down A Guide to Horizontal Living by Bernd Brunner.  These were all books that the publisher distributed.  

Melville house had put out some galleys for forthcoming books.  I picked up four of them, Networks of New York an Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure by Ingrid Burrington, The Anatomy of Inequality Its Social and Economic Origins and Solutions by Per Molander,  The Day The Renaissance Was Saved, The Battle of Anghiari and Da Vincic's Lost Masterpiece by Niccolo Capponi, and Trainwreck The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... and Why by Sady Doyle.  I  saw these before the presentation. 

The Librarian Preview was quite interesting.  The editors from Melville House introduced a number of titles to librarians.  There were a few which I think stood out, mainly nonfiction, Dragons in the Diamond Village by David Bandurski coming out in October 2016, Refugees Terror and Other Troubles With the Neighbors by Slavoj Zizek which is also coming out in October 2016, and Culture as a Weapon Art and Marketing in the Age of Total Communication.  They highlighted the book, The Anatomy of Inequality. This is the next book I plan on reading.  In addition, I think the book, David Bowie The Last Interview will be very topical because of David Bowie's recent passing.

Melville House has a section for librarians on its website,  http://www.mhpbookscom/library

They also thanked librarians for making the book, The Girl In the Red Coat by Kate Hamer a Library Reads pick.

There was also a video from Ingrid Burrington which was very interesting and intense on her new book, Networks of New York.

The director of Chappaqua library was at the Melville House Preview and  some people were discussing how White Plains Public Libray was becoming more influential in Westchester.  I also had a discussion about We Robots Staying Human in the Age of Big Data by Curtis White which is a book which I had read in the previous year.

The publishing staff had coffee, red and white wine, and cookies for the visiting librarians.  It is the first time I have had a little wine in a while.

This is the third year that I have gone to this event.  

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