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review 2018-09-20 02:59
First half to see good, then the shots are fired
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

When I was around two thirds in, I started idly concocting a review in my brain, about how the almost surreal elements and characters was what gave this narrative such a verisimilitude. Cue me over the 80% mark, just going to search for a detail, and finding out this is nonfiction. Sure, there are artistic licenses, but in essence?


I love it when knowing absolutely nothing about a book pays up in such ways.


As I mentioned previously in an update, the general tone reminded me a lot of latinoamerican writing. This has a lot to do with the conservative (and quirky) societies that brew in relatively small, isolated towns. You have the sedate and beautiful surface, and the decades, generations, long ugly undercurrents. Everyone "behaves" in public out of a certain need for society and peace, and whomever "pops" may as well go the whole nine-yards and wear it like a flag.


So, that's basically the aim: to illustrate Savannah. The plot as it were serves the theme. We go into the deep ugly undercurrents. Almost every ugly you can imagine. Sometimes you are enraged and amused at the same time from the sheer hypocrisy rampant. I spent most of the book in some queer state of entertained stupefaction because it is so grotesque you almost can't believe it. But you do. You recognize it. It is your hometown.



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review 2018-09-14 21:23
This was really good; Robert Garson is a great reader
Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone - G.L. Denning

If you are doing Halloween Bingo, this book would work for: Spellbound, Supernatural, Relics and Curios, Shifters, and Country House Mystery.  The only reason I am not counting it is because I started the audio before Sept.


Warlock Holmes is part parody/part fantasy rendering of Sherlock Holmes.  Each chapter is based on a Holmes' adventure, and usually includes Watson doing some type of riff about a logical point or Victorian behavoir.  (The whole discussion of the speckled ban is worth the cost of the book).


The difference is that Warlock Holmes is a man of unique talents and isn't quite normal.  He might not be the brightest bulb in the bunch, but he is likable.  His friends in Scotland Yard are also slightly different.


Robert Garson's narrative voice is spot on.  He also doesn't do silly and annoying female voices.  


The book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger.  But there is are second and third volumes.  


This is great.

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text 2018-09-14 07:50
What are the best study table available online?

Even if you are not around those reading and writing college days, but the idea of introducing a perfectly designed study table should never be ignored. The importance of a study table in our abode is utmost whether you are working late night or your kids are doing daily homework, study table provides the best platform to sit and study attentively.
Study table is the best to keep the study room well-organised and will also provide a dedicated place to study attentively. You can place all the stationery, important files, assignment and other itsy-bitsy systematically.
So, now coming to the question, i.e., what are the best study table available online, the answer is mostly all the online furniture stores like the urban ladder, pepperfry and wooden street serve the study table online. But, the one that made me go a gasping ‘wow’ over their collection is Wooden Street.
They not only provide catalogued furniture units for your home but also have the customisation facility where you can create your furniture using your imagination. Thus, making it easier to buy the study table online of your choice.
I came across the five best designs of study table online that caught my eye, let’s go through them one by one.

1. Bruce study table:
Starting with a simple design Wooden Street own, the Bruce study table is a simple and compact design. The design of the Bruce is so adjustable that it can be placed anywhere in the abode and the installation requires zero efforts. If you don’t want a complicated design and are not worried about the storage, then this understated elegant design is perfect for you.



2. Holger Foldable Wall Mounted Table:
The Holger foldable wall mounted table is the ideal study table if you have less space in the room to accommodate an extra furniture unit. This wall mounted foldable table will be affixed to the corner of the room and has multiple shelves to display your collection of showpieces and prizes, etc.
The beauty of this study table is that when it is unfolded, it converts into a storage space that can hold all your important documents inside it securely and also provides writing desk so that you can keep your laptop and work attentively.

3. Canyon Wall-Mount Study Table With Shelf:
Another design that saves a lot of floor space in your study room. The canyon wall mount study shelf is a chic and compact study table that is affixed on the wall. This design has a precise modern design which bestows elegance in the room.
It can be fitted into any place without much efforts, and it also has a wall-mounted storage cabinet above the desk where you can store all your books and stuffs.
This makes the entire decor look subtle and beautiful.




4. Amstel study table cum bookshelf:
What if you have a study table that serves as two furniture unit, amazing, right? The Amstel study table cum bookshelf as the name speaks is a study table that has a bookshelf attached to the writing desk. It makes the full use of the space in the study room so you might need to get a check on the dimension of the study room.
With this design, you need not to worry about the storage space. Assemble all your books in the cupboard attached to the desk and display all the antique items and your achievements on the shelves above as well as below the desk.

5. Olay Loft Study Table With BookShelf:
This industrial style study table has laddered shelves that you can use to flaunt your exquisite collection of showpieces. Use the table top to place your laptop and work. Olay loft study table is a unique design and goes well with a modern decor.

Study table is carved to de-clutter the study room and make it look well-organised and systematic. Go ahead and view the best collection of wooden study table from woodenstreet.com mentioned above and explore other designs too. They also provide customisation if you are looking for something out of the run.
Happy shopping!!

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text 2018-09-03 23:54
Reading progress update: I've read 35 out of 281 pages.
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith

There was inside him, like a flaw in a jewel, not visible on the surface, a fear and anticipation of failure that he had never been able to mend. At times, failure was a possibility that fascinated him, as at times, in high school and college, when he had allowed himself to fail examinations he might have passed; as when he married Miriam, he thought, against the will of both their families and all their friends. Hadn’t he known it couldn’t succeed? And now he had given up his biggest commission, without a murmur.


And here Bruno was looking like the sick cookie.


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text 2018-08-28 12:44
Library Management Software Market to Grow $2.80 Billion By 2024


The global Library Management Software Market is expected to reach USD 2.80 billion by 2024. Emerging trend automating library functions is expected to be one of the key driving factors of the market. In 2016, North American dominated the global market contributing to 40.5% of the market share pertaining to the increasing number of online libraries along with corporates. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period pertaining to the increasing awareness of education in the region.


In compliance with the driving factors, companies are focusing on software development as well as mergers and acquisitions to expand their presence in global market. For instance, in October 2015, ProQuest successfully acquired Ex Libris to provide new solutions that will help libraries to seize the opportunities in rapidly changing technology. This strategy has been helpful to both libraries and the company’s financial position on accounts of profound investments in research and libraries.


The companies are also focusing on expanding their software portfolio to maximize its end use through means of various strategies. For instance, in April 2015, EBSCO acquired an online platform named LearningExpress which would benefit the company to expand its student library range to help the students improve their academic skills and get ready for mock test series.


Cloud-based library solutions dominated the global library software market in 2016 and are expected to maintain its position over the forecast period. Furthermore, the cloud-based software was extensively used owing to several benefits like multi lingual articles, multiple format support and easy access. Furthermore, steady demand for on-premises solutions on account of several benefits including user comfort, pleasant surrounding along with rising footfall of students is expected to upsurge the progression of the market. This segment is expected to grow at CAGR of 2.7% over the projection period


The lucrative growth of library management software market primarily driven by increasing tangible stock which is also likely to be favored by easy access and use through smartphones or any other online platforms. These factors are expected to result in a noticeable growth of the global library management software market over the next forecast period.


Browse Details of Report @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/library-management-software-market


Hexa Research has segmented the global library management software market based on deployment, end-use and region:


Segmentation by deployment, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)

  • Cloud based
  • On-premises


Segmentation by end-use, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)

  • School Library
  • Public Library
  • Academic Library
  • Others


Segmentation by region, 2014 - 2024 (USD Million)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Central & South America
  • MEA


Key players analyzed

  • Civica Pty Limited
  • ProQuest
  • Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
  • SirsiDynix
  • Book Systems Inc
  • Insignia Software.
  • PrimaSoft PC
  • Follett Corporation
  • Soutron Ltd.
  • LIBSYS Ltd.


Browse Related Category Market Reports @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-category/technology-industry



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