Sunday, September 20, 2015

Daily Thoughts 09/20/2015

Claude Monet (The Reader) - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Claude Monet (The Reader), Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1873-1874

Daily Thoughts 09/20/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time working on a list of films for the Latino Americans 500 Years of History Grant.

Last night, I read some more of Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad.  It was written during the last century so it reveals how different it was to live in the 19th century as it is to now.  Our life is luxurious and comfortable compared to then.

I finished reading The Innocents Abroad tonight.  The stories ends with a summary of the trip.  Mark Twain is reporting the trip to his home newspaper as he travels.  I actually found parts of the book very hard to read.  Mark Twain has a strong dislike for the people in the holy land and his writing can be a bit offensive.

Web Bits

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