Thursday, June 23, 2011

Daily Post 6/24/2011 (Tolstoy and the Purple Chair)

Moments with genius Written by the Illinois Writers Project : presented by the Museum of Science & Industry /Poster for a radio presentation "Moments with genius" by the Barnum Radio Players on radio station WBBM, showing the stylized face of a man holding a test tube.
Date Created/Published: Chicago : Illinois WPA Art Project, [between 1936 and 1941] 

Daily Thoughts 6/24/2011

I read a bit more of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair this morning on the train.  The author is reading to help her understand the death of her sister.  The book seems to be a process of bibliotherapy to help understand hardships in life.

Today has been another quiet, steady day.  I checked the displays, updated the Twitter account, and worked on some flyers for events.  I also cut some bookmarks from cardstock this morning.  We are having an announcement for the new website on June 27, 2011 as well as the kickoff for the Summer Reading program for adults, young adults, and children.

I also spent some time reading reviews for Kirkus Reviews.  I put the book, The Swerve, How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt on hold.  We got the schedule for the weekly computer class this afternoon.

Tonight, I finished reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading. I enjoyed reading it.  It was a reminder of how books tie in with ones life and how they can change you in subtle ways.   The book had a very uplifting message even though it was written because of a tragic illness.

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