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text 2017-09-09 17:15
Burnt out on this already
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition (Library and Information Science Text) - Melissa A. Wong,Linda C. Smith

It's not so much that I get burnt out for long periods of time, but after an hour or so I need a short break.   Thus posts.  I think I'm going to finish up the short digital read, and maybe read a comic, then finish this.  Or come close to it, at least!

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text 2017-09-09 16:23
Page 149
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition (Library and Information Science Text) - Melissa A. Wong,Linda C. Smith

I'm almost done with chapter five, and chapter six is pretty short.   After that, I have half of a five page net reading, and I have to print out this syllabus.   (Tuesday's homework is just reading the syllabus.)

 

So I'm almost done for Monday.   

 

Also, I have to laugh: 

 

SUSHI provides raw usage data to libraries.   

 

And all I could think was 'actual sushi provides me with raw fish.'  I so want sushi now...

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text 2017-09-08 17:55
Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 880 pages.
Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition (Library and Information Science Text) - Melissa A. Wong,Linda C. Smith

Some updates will be weird: regular text posts, as I take this in.  I'll end up not finishing this book, at least not within this class: I'm jumping to chapter five and six next and then chapter three for a class further down the line. 

 

Fascinating what a librarian does and doesn't do and how it happened, and yet for someone who's more into fiction than non-fiction, extra dry  as well.  

 

Luckily it's about time to take a break for lunch and then we'll see how far I get today.  I have about forty pages, and some short articles to read for Monday, and I have to read one syllabus for Monday and one for Tuesday, with the teacher for the Monday class - aka, the one I'm reading this for - asking us to print out the syllabus.   All incredibly doable.   

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review 2017-05-02 00:58
Goofy fun
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

I thought this would be goofy, and just okay.   The art was highly stylized, to be goofy in a fun, animated type style, so that probably helped that assumption right along.   This was true to both franchises, but played with a situation where teleportation led to travel through dimensions.   

 

It's a fun concept, and not an original one.   One of my favorite Star Trek episodes is Mirror, Mirror which deals with this issue.  One of my favorite Transformers issues is my Timeline: Shattered Glass issue, partly because I bought two before I realized how rare they were and feel lucky to have gotten one much less two.   And partly because I love how extreme the world is, how brutal the Autobots are, and how good the Decepticons are.   

 

This was clearly just a mishap to have these two groups meet, and the author is well aware that it's just a plot device.   He wisely ignores too much about this, and while the science geeks geek out over how the turtles crossed over into another dimension, how to get back, and then focus on that, the others don't.   It's all in character, and the others simply fret about the evil god, Chi-You, that the Turtles have brought with them - and how to stop it using Ghostbuster methods, and means.    (Casey, their friend, has been possessed by Chi-You, which means that they're even less likely to stay.)

 

The non-science geek turtles don't ant to stay around, even though they know they have to leave - even though they know the way back is degrading.   The science geeks will take care of it - or they won't - and what use is them staying around when people are in danger?   It's their responsibility, and even if it hadn't been, they can't sit around when someone might get hurt.   

 

Mostly these two groups just riff on each other - and it is goofy.   And adorable.   And harmless fun.   And Janine and April O'Neill?   Get along more than I'd expect them to, and that?   That is also adorable.  Just what I needed yesterday night and this morning.  I actually need something like this again to cheer me up some more.

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text 2017-05-01 00:47
Reading progress update: I've read 78 out of 104 pages.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

The Ghostbusters think the Turtles are kung fu martians when they first meet XD   

 

So much cuter than I expected. 

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