Thursday, September 13, 2012
Daily Thoughts 09/13/2012
This morning, I relaxed and took some time to think on the train to work. There will be a new exhibit coming in the gallery soon in the rotunda.
I checked the Facebook and Twitter account for the library. I also took some time to look at the new books this morning. I always enjoy looking at the new books. We have some new Batman, Fantastic Four, Spiderman and other traditional superhero comics. We have a group of young men who like superhero comics. They often read the graphic novels before they go on cybercorner to use the internet.
I spent some time checking the poetry section in the mezzanine today. The library has the Computer Lab open today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. I helped someone set up an email account today.
I am looking at Richard Stark's Parker The Score Adapted and Illustrated by Darwyn Cooke. It is a graphic novel in very stark yellow, orange, black, white, and brown. Richard Stark is a pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake, the mystery writer. Parker is a very hard edged professional criminal in this story. He is a master thief, bank robber, and criminal organizer. The feel of the story is very much a 1950s crime noire. It is a large scale criminal caper.
I read a bit more of Abundance. I rather like the idea that the concept of Cornucopia is a counter philosophy to Malthusian ideas about overpopulation. If Cornucopia works it is better than overpopulation.
I also read some more of Margarita Madrigal's Magic Keys to Spanish. I finished Chapter 25. I think I am beginning to understand things a little better.
Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading