Thursday, August 11, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/11/2016

Meditation, Madame Monet Sitting on a Sofa - Claude Monet
Meditation, Madame Monet Sitting On A Sofa, Claude Monet, 1870-1871

Daily Thoughts 08/11/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I started reading The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville.  This is a novella which is in itself unusual.  The story is very odd.  It is a story about surrealism set in alternate Vichy France in Paris where art has gone haywire, the nazis are fighting the French resistance, and reality is broken.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I interviewed a person today at noon.

Doug Voss, the regional sales representative for Ingram came by and I talked to him about ordering books.

Dylan Emmons will be discussing his book, Living In Two Worlds: On Being A Social Chameleon With Asperger's tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the community room.  I am adding another copy of the book to our system.

I finished reading The Last Days of New Paris.  The back is full of citations for images from surrealist art which China Mieville used for the setting and background of the story.  This includes art from Rene Magritte, Picasso, Andre Breton, George Melly, Man Ray, Max Ernst, and many other artists.  There is even a little piece about how China Mieville met an anonymous gentleman who related the story to him.  This is very much an experimental piece of fiction.

Web Bits

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