Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Daily Thoughts 07/24/2012

Portrait of a Man With Book, Circa 1520 Vincenzo Catena

Daily Thoughts 07/24/2012

This morning, I read some more of Energized.  It has an old cold war feeling to it.  The middle east is removed from the story partially because of a nuclear exchange of some kind called the crudetastrophe, there is not a complete description of it, this remains a mysterious part of the story.  The enemies of the Americans are the Russians.  There are no Chinese in space, nor is there much reference to inflatable space modules or a variety of different space ventures.  There is a single space hotel.  It is old fashioned and nostalgic.  It reads like alternate history for cold warriors and Americans interested in the high point of the United States space program.

This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the library.  I also checked the gift books and the displays.  I also did a bit of inventory in the mezzanine.

The latest Publishers Weekly came in for me to read, the July 23, 2012.

The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today and we have two computer classes tonight; a beginning class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and an intermediate class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On the way home, I finished reading Energized by Edward M. Lerner.  Another aspect of this novel that is well done is the action.  The good guys have to outsmart the bad guys not just beat them up.  It is a story of treachery and misdirection as well as a story of technology.

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