Monday, March 28, 2016

Daily Thoughts 03/28/2016

Boston Sunday Herald Opera House, Next Sunday, March 8, between 1893 and 1897.

Daily Thoughts 03/28/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of She's Come Undone at the laundromat.  The book is very tragic, there is rape, death, divorce, and all kinds of dark happenings.  This makes the book very dramatic.  It also creates weight issues for the main character.  The story also brings out the characters prejudices and fears making the characters very human.  The writing is excellent as well.

I also read some more of Fundamentals of Acquisition Management.  I am reading about Integrated Library Systems and Electronic Resource Management Systems.

I am reading a bit of Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood.  This is an advanced readers copy.   The book is due out in June of 2016. The story is set on Coney Island at the turn of the century.  Many of the characters are part of the sideshows.  The main setting is in a Curiosity Cabinet where strange things are kept like madagascar cockroaches, shrunken heads, fake mermaids, and other oddities.

The story is very inventive.  It becomes much bigger when a strange plague strikes New York City leading to quarantine.  It is one of the more unusual books that I have seen recently.

Web Bits

A Day In the Life of a Bookmobile Librarian

8 Librarians Who Lend Out More Than Books

Library of Congress Approves CoFIRED Petition

Check Out These Books Where Local Libraries Play A Starring Role

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