August 26th, 2019

a secret history of the workspace

It is 3:39 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a damp gray day. It rained off and on today. It is ugly late Summer weather. Summer is going out with a death gasp.

I have had a normal day thus far. As I usual I am tired and find it difficult to stay awake. I able to fall asleep just by sitting still for a few minutes. I have to keep moving so as not to fall asleep.

I got up this morning around 7:30 AM. I got up to find my wife reading the Bible in our living room. I got a bottle of cold water and sat in the dining room seeking to wake up. After waking up I made myself a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Carol did not want any oatmeal for breakfast, she said she would eat a bagel. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. Once again this morning I was not in the mood to read any Christian literature. Last night I finished reading, 'Under The Bright Lights' a crime novel by Daniel Woodrell. This crime novel is the first novel in Woodrell's 'The Bayou Trilogy'. I started the second novel in 'The Bayou Trilogy' titled, 'Muscle For The Wing'.

This morning I once again volunteered at the local library used books store The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. The Book Nook was slow so in order to keep myself from falling asleep I wandered the store and read, 'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins. I also read while at the Book Nook a book I bought there titled, 'Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen' memoir by Mary Norris. I brought home these used books from the Book Nook to add to our library-

'Cubed: A Secret History of the Workspace' by Nikil Saval

'Haunted' A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

When I got home from the Book Nook no one was here, Carol had left to do errands. I ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary. So has gone by the Death Flow. I will close to pass out. There is nothing.

While Carol was out today doing errands she visit a thrift store to look at their used books. She brought some used books, so I did not want and some I kept. The ones I did not want I will take to the Book Nook. These are the ones I kept-

'Life Class' A Novel by Pat Baker (I already had this novel, but this edition is a hardback in good condition)

'Madame Bovary' A Novel by Gustave Flaubert (I have several editions of this wonderful novel, but this edition was published The New York Library A Collector's Edition hardback)

'Lillian Hellman: The Image, The Woman' biography by William Wright

Well I will close to drift. Tomorrow is a Tuesday. All we can do is stand up and cheer for the losers.
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Monday Reads & Used Books Haul



Monday Reads & Used Books Haul

'Ducks, Newburyport' a novel by Lucy Ellmann

'The Bayou Trilogy: Under The Bright Light, Muscle For The Wing, & The Ones You Do' crime fiction by Daniel Woodrell

'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins

'Nicotine' a novel by Nell Zink

'Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen' memoir by Mary Norris

'Cubed: A Secret History of the Workspace' by Nikil Saval

'Haunted' A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

'Life Class' A Novel by Pat Baker (I already had this novel in paperback, but this edition is a hardback in good condition)

'Madame Bovary' A Novel by Gustave Flaubert (I have several editions of this wonderful novel, but this edition was published The New York Library A Collector's Edition hardback)

'Lillian Hellman: The Image, The Woman' biography by William Wright

'The Handmaid of Desire' a novel by John L’Heureux

'Religion And Science' by Bertrand Russell

'The Plague' a novel by Albert Camus

'The Great War For Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East' by Robert Fisk

'The Irish Americans: A History' by Jay P. Dolan

'The Diversity Of Life' Natural History by Edward O. Wilson

'Sifting Through The Madness For The Word, The Line, The Way' New Poems Charles Bukowski

'The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire, And The Birth Of An Obsession' biography by Andrea Wulf
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