Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DailyThoughts 03/07/2012

Printing Machine of Johanes Gutenberg

 Daily Thoughts 03/07/2012

I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library.  I also checked the displays and gift books.

Three Advanced Reading Copies came in from Library Journal; The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker on sale 06/26/2012, Wife 22 A Novel by Melanie Gideon on sale 05/29/2012, and The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya on sale 06/2012.  I can't always predict what I will get.  There is usually something interesting.

There is a new novel written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Mike Mignola called Joe Golem and the Drowning City : An Illustrated Novel. Mike Mignola is an excellent comic artist.

An artist came to look at the 2nd avenue side of the building.  There is an RFP for a sculpture near the children's room entrance. She wanted pictures of the Fresco of the Rotunda as well.

I found something practical to read An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules For Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen.  I try to get myself to bring lunch as much as possible to work.  Sometimes I slip a bit.

I got invited to to Unwine which is a Tweetup reception at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo on March 19, 2012.  It comes with one free glass of wine.

Right now, I am relaxing, drinking a diet coke and watching my Kindle Touch charge.

The Kindle Touch is now partially charged.  I downloaded Metropolitan Diary by MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick this evening.  It is a collection of poetry for 99 cents as an Amazon e-book.  MaryAnn was  a member of the Mount Vernon Writers Network until she moved away.  It is a way to support a local author.

I also downloaded Gutenberg the Geek which I saw on by Jeff Jarvis.  It is a Kindle Singles, or short book.  The book costs 99 cents. 

Web Bits

Brooklyn Public Library Now Has An Espresso Book Machine

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