Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Thoughts 11/08/2012

Endpapers of the original run of books in the Everyman's Library, 1906, based on the art of William Morris's Kelmscott Press (Arts and Crafts movement style). Quote from the play Everyman.

Daily Thoughts 11/08/2012

This morning I read some more of On Politics by Paul Ryan on the train.  I am learning how politically charged Dante's Divine Comedy was in its time.

I also updated the Twitter and Facebook account for the library.  I also spent a little time checking the new books.  We have lots of new mysteries.  Mysteries are extremely popular here.

I had a very pleasant night last night, the power came back on, we had hot water, and it was very comfortable in the house I live in.  It was also easy to get home.  I am hoping it will get more like this for everyone.

We have the computer lab open today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  I am reading the latest Library Journal. There is an interesting section in the Prepub Alerts called Nonfiction: Post-Election Wake-Up Calls.  Some of the titles are calls to action: Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made by Charles V. Bagli coming out in April 2013 which is about the purchase of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan, and Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works and How It Doesn't Work by Robert G. Kaiser  also coming out in April 2013 focuses on the Dodd-Frank Act should be illuminating.  Another book which stands out by Jaron Lanier is The Fate of Power and the Future of Dignity.  

I have been steadily reading a little bit more of On Politics.  Right now, I am reading about the medieval Italian city states like Venice.  The author is describing the rule by aristocratic merchants.

Web Bits

DC Comics Entire Line is now available digitally.

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