Saturday, September 6, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/06/2014

Still Life, Jean Metzinger, 1919
Daily Thoughts 09/06/2014

On the way to work, I read s little bit more of Supersurvivors.  The book is writing about coming back from post traumatic stress and head injuries and why some people do better.  I also read a little more of The Warmth of Other Suns.  The book takes it title from a quote by Richard Wright.  It is about the migration from the countryside in the south of African Americans to other parts of the United States.

Our computers are being updated today which limited what I could do in the morning with computers.  I checked the displays, the gift books, and spent some time moving books in the oversize section.  It is part of a larger shifting project to make the shelves a little more manageable in the adult nonfiction.  Our circulation is starting to rise.

I have been reading through copies of Publishers Weekly.  Something that caught my eye is The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx by Jerry Toner.  It will probably be a cruel book.  It focuses on people captured in military campaigns.

I placed the book, Acceptance which is the final novel in the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer on hold.  The first two books were intriguing weird tales.  I also put the book The Marshmallow Test Mastering Self Control by Walter Mischel on hold.

Another book which looks interesting is By The Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review, Edited by Pamela Paul with an Introduction by Scott Turow.  This should be out in October.  Another book which looks very interesting is Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

William Gibson has a new novel coming out in October called The Peripheral.

I have been going through a pile of Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Ingram Advance, and Baker and Taylor Forecast magazines.

Web Bits

Millions of Historical Images Posted to Flickr

I am interested in maybe attending a few sessions of The Digital Shift Libraries @ the Center

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