Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daily Thoughts 08/21/2012

A coloured plate. Caption: “What day of the month is it?” he said, turning to Alice, 1907, Carroll, Lewis & Robinson, Charles. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, London: Cassell & Company, opp. p. 94

Daily Thoughts 08/21/2012

I did a brief update to the Facebook and Twitter pages for the library.

  I also finished reading Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen.  It has a very ironic ending.  The nuclear weapons plant is shut down.  Then the land surrounding the plant is deeded to turn into a national park.  It is not acted on.  Many locals think the surrounding area is contaminated with plutonium.  There is quite a bit on how plutonium and other radioactive materials affect peoples health.  The book is full of ironies like this.

I also read some more of See It and Say It in Spanish by Margarita Madrigal.  It is very basic.  I might try reading her longer book, Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach.  I have also been reading How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable by Albert Ellis, Ph.D..  Albert Ellis is quite controversial, he is the founder of REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), which is considered by many to be the first cognitive therapy.

I spent some time this morning looking at African American sites focused on books, Hue-Man bookstore, Mosaic Books, Black Expressions Book Club, and AALBC (African American Literature Book Club).  I also searched under African American in Powells which is the largest independent bookstore in the United States.

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