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2010

December 31, 2010

  • Bicycle Diaries. I like that we end up back in NYC at the end of this book, with some familiar groups like Transportation Alternatives.
    • Why people feel that driving a car makes one independent minded is a mystery to me.--I kept thinking about this this last week, cars and buses littered throughout the city...

December 30, 2010

  • Bicycle Diaries. I'm determined to finish this book in 2010, even though I read so little each day!
  • Reading the Romance
  • Letters, including a great one to Sandy from a colleague Dick Lee.
  • Parable of the Talents

December 29, 2010

  • Bicycle Diaries
  • Reading the Romance. Radway's writing is always really inspirational to me, which I need today--got a deadline.

December 28, 2010

  • Bicycle Diaries
  • Critical Library Instruction
  • Parable of the Talents

December 27, 2010

  • Critical Library Instruction

December 26, 2010

  • Finished The Parable of the Sower
  • "Steering the Craft: an Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin," by Brittany Shoot, from Bitch, Fall 2010.
  • Bicycle Diaries

December 25, 2010

  • Parable of the Sower

December 24, 2010

  • The Parable of the Sower
  • The Night Bookmobile, an appreciated gift. I feel like this Reading Log is my Night Bookmobile...
  • Cookie recipes: Chocolate raspberry from the Veganomicon, and those holiday ones with a kiss on top.

December 23, 2010

  • The Parable of the Sower
  • Choice cards, zine piles and random articles as I prepare to leave the office for a while...

December 22, 2010

  • Questioning Library Neutrality
  • "A Troubled Tradition," by David Resnik, because a friend is interested in the problems therein. I am always intimidated by science. Always.
  • The Parable of the Sower

December 19-21, 2010

  • Trying to finish Blindness for Wednesday when it is due. I think I'll do it--it was a quick read, very visceral but really true and honest also. Which is strange to say about a book that is like The Road, but about blind people. Update: I did it!
  • Jenna's Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out 2010/Lower East Side Librarian Reading Log 2010.

Decamber 18, 2010

  • Blindness

December 17, 2010

  • Blindness
  • "The Librarian as Ethnographer: Notes Towards a Strategy for the Exploitation of Cultural Collections" by Chris Atton--very intriguing for collection development.

December 16, 2010

  • Critical Library Instruction
  • Blindness

December 13-15, 2010

  • Been reading NOTHING... just wishing to get over this damn cold.