Monday, April 8, 2013

Daily Thoughts 04/08/2013

Frank Bramley, Delicious Solitude, 1909

Daily Thoughts 04/08/2013

I read some of The Normal Bar The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and What They Reveal About Creating A New Normal in Your Relationship by Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwarz, Ph.D., and James White, Ph.D..  This is a survey of couples, 70,000 of them on relationships.  What mades this more comprehensive was that it was easier to reach people through the internet.

The book, The Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry came in for me to read.  It is a thriller in which alien technology is found on earth.  The main character, Joe Ledger is tasked with recovering and helping reverse engineer this technology.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.  I also checked the displays and the gift books.  I did some ordering in the morning.  We should have an Excel and Powerpoint class for computers soon.

I spent a little time checking the large print books.

I read some more of The Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry.  It is very much a thriller designed to appeal to the conspiranoia crowd.  There are secret cabals who are working with alien technology to make dangerous weapons: super aircraft, super soldiers, exotic spy equipment, and other things.  The hero, Joe Ledger works for a secret government agency with a supercomputer that can hack into and uncover secrets that no other computer can resist.  It has a fantastic edge to it.  The author, Jonathan Maberry tries to create a mix of Tom Clancy and Ian Fleming and succceeds to a degree.  It is pure nonsense with pseudoscientific gobbledygook, silly ufology, and touches of high technology to rationalize the villains.  I am finding it to be very pure escapism.

Web Bits

Thin Reads, an online guide to e-singles launches

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