Tagged with Books

Reading resonances

Reading resonances

At present, I am simply in survival mode.  Pressures both expected and unexpected have, in the last three weeks, conspired to make it all I can do to stay on track with the bare minimum of the working and living tasks which can’t be avoided.  So if you’ve found me reclusive lately, that’s why. Like … Continue reading

When the W.I. gets theological…

When the W.I. gets theological…

Once a month or so, a handful of girls gathers in an office to read 5000 words and eat cake and drink coffee.  We usually find that a couple of the men from along the corridor manage to time their appearances at the door just right.  Ostensibly, they come to make fun of us for … Continue reading

Zero discipline and quantum physics

Zero discipline and quantum physics

I am possibly one of the more disciplined people I know.  In fact, some of my friends seem to think I run my life on six-minute slots* after my lawyer days where one of those six-minute slots would set you back twenty quid or so.  (I feel obliged always at this point to clarify that … Continue reading

Blog redesign and update

Blog redesign and update

Redesigning the look and feel of The Art of Steering was fun today!  Long overdue, it has been something I wanted to try for ages.  I’m pretty pleased with the result (it’s all still free software!) but it’d be great to hear what you think too… Well, August is nearly done and I’m about to throw … Continue reading

Deep people

Deep people

  Aargh, I am losing the battle of the half-read books again!  To a degree that is starting to make me slightly stressed actually.  Why, oh why, do I lack discipline when it comes to reading?  It’s not that I don’t like finishing books (I do); I just love starting new ones more. This week, … Continue reading

A new title for the CV

You may have wondered why the post on Friday about that book which I really didn’t like!  Well, I have just found a way to get free books.  In fact, I spent about an hour last weekend scouring the internet for publishers who would happily send books to me in return for a review.  After … Continue reading

The book problem

I’ve posted about this before.  In fact, there is a series of posts from me on the subject because I have this problem with books.  It’s a bit like a child who overloads their plate with food at a party.  They promptly take a bite from every item before feeling overfaced by the quantity of … Continue reading

First steps on the water!

Well, here I am with one week to go before the official induction for research students.  I am ready to learn lots of very interesting things which will better equip me (I hope!) for this crazy research journey. The induction also includes what would be my third library tour in four years.  But as the … Continue reading

Books wherever I look!

For that person who asked for photos of the books strewn around my house(!), here are the books within an 8-10 step walk across one floor of my house…  You can tell I have not had guests recently or the lounge would be clear!         With the exception of one, the books in the orderly … Continue reading