I love to read 🤓
Here are the books I loved best this year… Read More My favourite books of 2018
I love to read 🤓
I just read Fannie’s post on how she struggles to find the time to write her thesis, and I couldn’t help noticing some similarities with my situation, in spite of the fact that we are at two different stages of our research—she is writing her thesis, I am defining and planning mine. Last year I… Read More I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get
Last year, I was a TA for the second time, and in a new course. I had to read a whole bunch of new articles for the conferences (discussions in little groups) and I attended almost all the lectures since I didn’t know the material. I learned a lot, I worked a lot. This year, YES!,… Read More New year, same TAship
I am nearly there. There: the place in time and space where I shall open a new white page on Word to start writing my thesis. I still have some research to do, books to read, but I think that I can do that while putting my ideas on paper. I guess it will help… Read More How to write a thesis?
Some months ago Alexandra wrote about how she had to ‘re-learn’ writing for a blog after spending most of her time writing for academic publications. I am faced with the converse: re-learning how to read academic publications after spending most of my time reading laymen’s writings.
Busily burrowing along like moles, in the pursuit of our own little specialties, we are dizzily preoccupied with our specialized routine work. We lose the desire of coming once in a while upon the surface of the earth to take a stimulating look at the grand view of nature and its inspiring entity. L.H. Baekeland… Read More The Fight Against Overspecialisation
A few months ago I wrote about two distinct ways of reading your pile of papers for your seminars: using an e-reader or printing everything out. After starting as a hi-tech reader, I experimented with the paper solution last semester and in this post I will explain some of my feelings about this experience and the… Read More I am a hi-tech reader!
Reading is one of the main activities performed by a grad student and academics in general. In my PhD program in management, i have to read between 12 and 15 papers a week for my courses this semester, let alone all other readings such as book chapters, leisure books, blogs, e-mails, tweets, facebook news feed,… Read More Are you a high-tech or a low-tech reader?
Most often, fantasy books share common plots with evil forces raging and courageous, supernatural individuals battling to save the world. The characters are mostly vampires, zombies or wizards and in the long run it gets tiring and boring. After reading numerous pale imitations of J.K. Rowling and Anne Rice, I long gave up on fantasy… Read More Robin Hobb: A fantasy writer out of this world