Short reviews of the 37 books I read in 2022.
The Booker Prize Book Club Challenge
Our reviews for the Booker Prize 2022, part of the inaugural Booker Prize Book Club Challenge.
“It belongs in a museum!”
When I saw the adventure rom-com, 'The Lost City', I also had a few thoughts about cultural heritage in the movies.
20 years of books and cakes: a book group’s data story
What do the records of 20 years of my book group reveal? Books, cakes and the connections between them...
Directions to the rabbit hole
One of the minor perils of archive research is the rabbit holes! Falling into this one unearthed some fascinating ideas to help people find their way around in the early days of motoring.
What I read in 2021
Short reviews of the 60 books I read in 2021, plus one that I didn't finish.
What I read in 2020
For the past few years I've kept a list of each book that I've read for fun, rather than for study or work, and review it at the end of the year. This year was obviously somewhat different so how did that impact what I read?
Doing First World War research in a pandemic
Reflection on the parallels that arose between the First World War and the COVID-19 pandemic when researching the First World War Centenary at Glasgow University.
Community commemoration: the First World War Centenary at Glasgow University
A reflection on my research for my Masters dissertation, which was focused on archiving records of the Centenary of the First World War at Glasgow University.
Solving the GKC mysteries…
The project to update the catalogue for the Gillespie, Kidd and Coia architectural plans in the Glasgow School of Art archive.