Category Archives: Books

What I Did During the Summer Holidays…

As the autumn term meanders along, and the postgrads and staff brace themselves for the onslaught of undergrads once more, I suppose that it’s time I updated my poor blog which has been ignored for most of the summer. I … Continue reading

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Vertical Gardens and Reimagining Spaces

An interesting idea that’s been becoming popular in urban planning is that of vertical gardens. Gardens are planted above traffic on plinths, or on walls to create a solid green space in an area in which space is at a premium. … Continue reading

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To Annotate, or not to Annotate?

Following on from my post regarding whether or not I finish every book I begin I thought I’d take a look at another contentious issue- that of marginalia. For most people, it seems to be a case of you do, … Continue reading

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Do you feel obligated to finish all books you start reading?

I was asked this recently whilst at work, and I think I surprised my colegue with my answer that no, I don’t finish every book I begin. I explained that it’s partly a matter of training- if all students finished … Continue reading

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