Friday, September 10, 2010

Daily Thoughts 9/10/2010 (Books, Ordering, Libraries, Newspapers)

Gustav Wentzel, norwegian painter, 1859-1927, Frokost II / Morgenstemning (breakfast II / morning mood) , 1885, National Gallery, Oslo. 

Daily Thoughts 9/10/2010

The Wall Street Journal is launching a book review section

The New York Times will go digitally only soon. I can see people paying for a print on demand if they still want a paper version, but mostly digital only. This is the wave of the future.

My book bag is full of books now.  I am still reading Common As Air, but I am also reading Self Esteem Third Edition by Matthew McKay, Ph.D.  This is mainly a workbook.  There are a variety of exercises on how to redirect your thoughts.  One of them which I liked quite a bit was to write down all the positive and negative aspects about yourself, then change the negative aspects into neutral factual statements, and finally combine everything into a more positive description of yourself.  I also have started on Social Media 101 by Chris Brogan.  I am reading three books at this time.  I have two more to read later, Rework by Jason Fried and  David Heinemeier Hansson, and Zero History by William Gibson.

Another book also came in for me to read, The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee it is a mass market paperback.  Jeff Vandermeer reviewed it in the New York Times Book Review.

I have been doing some ordering.  I noticed a few books of interest.  The one that caught my attention most was Djibouti by Elmore Leonard.  It is a crime novel about modern day Somali pirates.

On the way home, I read some more of Common As Air by Lewis Hyde.  There is a quote which I find especially interesting from Noah Webster in the book, "Nothing is more dangerous to liberty than the power of entailed art and ideas."

I finished adding August and September of 2008 book reviews to my book reviews list.

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