Birmingham Reference Library, The Reading Room, 1881, Edward R. Taylor
Daily Thoughts 05/31/2016
I took a couple days to relax away from library things.
On the way to work, I read some of Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. This book is a purposeful grossout. The author describes human injuries like losing ones private parts and having them replaced, diarrhea as a major killer of soldiers, sweating and heat stroke in the military and many other subjects. It is aimed at peakings ones curiosity. There is also a section on shark repellent as well as malodorants in combat. The grossness is gripping.
I checked the displays and the gift books.
I also checked the Facebook and Twitter for the library.
I spent some time working on weeding. I also did a little work preparing for next weeks order for books. I read the latest copy of the Times Literary Supplement.
I spent a little time working on Bookletters.
I also talked to some of my reports about helping people and paying attention.
There is a Beginning Microsoft Word class tonight and a Fundamentals of Computers class as well in the computer lab.
I finished reading Grunt on the way home. One of the final sections was on sleep deprivation and being on a combat submarine. Mary Roach describes how people lose competence and focus with increasing sleep deprivation. The book had a bibliography, but no index.
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