Started reading Ackroyd’s London: A biography. It’s excellent, but chunky
Have a long flight at the weekend so getting some books to take with me. Looking forward to reading this – winner of the science book award, it dismisses all those men are from mars biological myths.
I bought this book to take to Berlin but didn’t get around to reading it. Primo Levi called it the greatest book written about the German resistance to the Nazis. That’s a pretty niche category admittedly.
I haven’t got a relaxing holiday coming up during which I’ll get through lots of books but I’ll probably manage a few over the summer. I have these two plus an audiobook from Sarah Waters
As well as finding the package from 2015 last week I also checked my post and found this from friend & fellow blipper Frank Rennie. Frank lives on Lewis and often sees baler twine being used for odd purposes so he put together this fun book. I love that we can all be publishers now. Thanks Frank!
Had a conversation about my Digital Scholar on twitter this evening and then sent the person a jokey photo of me reading it on instagram, and now I’m putting one on blip. A digital scholarship example spread across different social media
For my MA in art history I’m doing a thesis on the murals in St Teilo’s church, which was restored and moved to St Fagans museum. I contacted them and today i spent with a researcher who helped me go through the archives. It was very generous of them & really interesting. Bought this book afterward
Had a meeting in IET superpod today which also acts as our library. On the shelf i spotted a copy of my first book published in 2002. I thought writing an academic book would launch me into a new world of acclaim. I think I bought a rug with the proceeds instead.
I’ve decided to get into baking bread. I figure I may not have friends but I can have bread, which is nearly as good. So I picked up this book cheaply – now to get into baking