Times they are a-changin

Times they are a-changin

Nothing tells you how fast things are changing more than reading a book written only a few years ago about how fast things are changing….

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A manifesto for the social sciences

A manifesto for the social sciences

Both Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson make a strong case for standing up for rigorous science and the…

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Chronicling everyday life

Chronicling everyday life

After moving in April, I was unpacking boxes of alphabeticalised books (I am a bit too organised shall we say), and I noticed that Anne…

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Reading on public transport

Reading on public transport

I do love having a good look at what other people are reading on public transport. Not only does it give me ideas of what…

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Colonial misdemeanours

Colonial misdemeanours

Now before I start I should say that I studied post-colonial theory and criticism at university, am deeply interested in the appalling history of Britain’s…

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Addiction to crime fiction

Addiction to crime fiction

Whenever a new volume comes out from one of my favourite crime fiction writers I have to go and buy it immediately. I’ve been addicted…

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Being intimidated by the most unlikely books

Being intimidated by the most unlikely books

I realised I am a bit old fashioned when it comes to reading books, in that I like to start reading something at the beginning…

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Reading politics

Reading politics

When I told a friend I had started a blog about reading he said he thought it was a great idea given how much I…

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Reading to order

Reading to order

I’ve never really been that enamoured of book groups. I was briefly part of one when I lived in Brighton but somehow it didn’t quite…

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Can you read too fast?

Can you read too fast?

I have a tendency to devour books and then find not that long after I’ve finished reading them that I can’t remember much about them….

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