Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daily Thoughts 08/08/2012

1973 U.S. Postal Service stamp in honor of Robinson Jeffers

Daily Thoughts 08/08/2012

This morning, I read some more of Difficult Situations. The authors are writing about how to avoid self sabotage and get across a clear, sincere message that sounds like it is coming across from you personally.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook accounts.  I also checked the gift books and the displays.  On Friday, August 10, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we are having the End of Summer Reading Literary Tea Party for the participants in the Adult Summer Reading program where we are raffling off a bag of books, discussing what they read during the summer, and serving tea and light refreshments.  I have been working on a certificate, getting lottery tickets, and approval for purchasing refreshments.

The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist are here today for me to read.  I am looking through them a bit right now.  We also have the Computer Lab for Academic Use from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library are meeting directly across the Rotunda Art Gallery in the Trustees room.  It has been quite busy.

I placed the book, The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburgh, Brooklyn by Robert Anasi on hold.  It sounded entertaining because it is about art hipsters who I find both a bit annoying, amusing, and daft, but really don't know enough about the "movement".  I also placed a hold on Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson as well as The Unfair Trade How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class by Michael J. Casey.  I also put Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Joe Sacco and Chris Hedges on hold.

I rather liked the essay at the end of the New York Times Book Review for August 12, 2012 on P.30, Dead Again Every Generation Rewrites the Book's Epitaph.

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