Quote of the Day – John McPhee on Libraries

On this day in 1800, President John Adams established the Library of Congress. Interesting enough, the below quote is one of the many reasons I love libraries. Sprawled out, surrounded by books and knowledge, enjoying the words; that’s what a library is all about. Speaking of libraries: A big open-stack academic or public library is…

Quote of the Day – Henry Miller on Being Doomed?

On this day in 1773, the first public museum opened in the United States. It provided inspiration to select the following quote… “It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a…

Books I want to read…

I was reading through my RSS reader and found this: 100 Notable Books of 2011 Having perused their list, I now have a reading list for 2012, and thanks to my public library (www.multcolib.org) I have them on order. Now I just have to wait to get them. And then read them during one of…