Readability in Academic Writing

I'm talking to you Information Professionals writing and doing academic research in our own field: BE. AN. EXAMPLE.!

Quick Fire Blog 1: Imperfection

Hello everyone! It's been a while I know. I've been struggling with a couple of things. First: I have now started my MSc Information Science. Second: I have been fighting perfectionism. I have been losing that fight, until today.

Getting to know libraries…

I don’t think many people realise what libraries are really about. I believe librarians are making a mistake by assuming their patrons will vouch for them, if those patrons don’t even know what libraries have to offer...

Binge Watching – Youtube

I have been binge watching youtubers lately. It’s not the sort of thing you’d expect though, I have been binge watching someone from authotube and someone from studytube. Ok, maybe it is what you would expect from me, if you know me well...

A Personal & Professional Development Series: Everything Would Be Better If…

I seem to not be able to find a job that I find to be entirely fitting to my personality and skills. Don’t get me wrong, please. I love my current job, I really do. But I also know (and my boss also knows) that I’m not going to be doing it forever. In fact, I don’t really think anyone should be doing anything forever – at least job wise. How can you challenge yourself and keep yourself interested and engaged in your job when you know it from the inside out, and have been repeating the same routine over and over for decades? I get job security, but there is also such a thing as job conformity...

Future Librarian

On Monday 11th March 2019, I applied for a Masters in Information Science. The road to this moment has been long and arduous. It presumably resembles the road ahead, but I couldn’t be more excited. After all the twists and turns my academic pursuits have taken, after trying to figure out what I am passionate enough about to sustain me for a lifetime of work, if not at least a decade, I feel librarianship will provide that motivation and sustenance in my professional and intellectual life...

Writing in Response OR Reading as a Conversation

I have been wanting to write about this for ages because it is the way in which I am the best writer I can be and it is the way in which, I feel, most writing is ultimately done. It is just that I am very direct about it. I respond to someone else’s writing… Continue reading Writing in Response OR Reading as a Conversation

Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

With the advent of the paperback for Naomi Novik’s new stand-alone fantasy novel Spinning Silver, I thought I would write an actual timely review for a book that other people might be actually wanting to read...

Mourning 1950s Women’s Magazines

I guess what I'm saying is what a lot of others have said already: I don't feel represented in magazines today. And I don't mean visually, in fact there's probably more women that look like me in magazines today than in the examples above (not enough still though), but I mean with regards to my interests and how I choose to live my life and spend my time.

It gets easier! – Camp NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 2

I have bypassed my inner critique. I have written so much and so badly every day for a month that I don’t care anymore, so long as I am writing. And what’s better: I know it isn’t all rubbish! I know that, in a month, when I give myself the time to go over some of the things I’ve written I’ll be able to look at them like an editor and fix them up so that they are what writer me thought they were when she was putting them down...