Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Morning Thoughts, Afternoon Thoughts

Monkey Reading From This Giddy Globe by Oliver Herford, 1919. I just liked the image.

Morning Thoughts

I read The Good Thief last night by Hannah Tinti. It was wonderful for the first 2/3 of the book then it fell apart. I did not like the way the ending tied together at all. It made me not want to review it. So, I am not going to. Perfection with a poor ending just about sums it up.

Last night I listened to the debate on the radio. I don't like looking at politicians. I prefer that they be heard but not seen. I know that sounds odd, but it is how I feel. I want to cut out all the distractions and get directly to the policies they represent.

A little bit more on the library controversy in Wasilla.

LJ Talks to Alaska Children’s Librarian Charlotte Glover on the Wasilla Book Banning Controversy and Other Collection Decisions.

I am feeling a bit random today because the book I read was not quite on target.

Will Eisner has a new book coming out that is printed posthumously Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative. This is an article from Publishers Weekly on the book. I will definitely order it.

Afternoon Thoughts

I am doing some housecleaning tasks with my blog. I went and checked who had linked to me using Sitemeter, then checked the link command on Yahoo. Alabama Bookworm is now part of my link exchange. I like her clean, simple design.

Because I am looking at random sites. I found an interesting article on Library Design and Bookstores. It uses the Barnes and Noble model.

I suggest Mahalo . It is a human powered search engine where people create lists of hand selected websites. One of the difference with this search engine and Hakia is that people are payed to create the lists. They have a greenhouse plan . Maybe Hakia can learn something from this.

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