📚 6/31 WOLF DAUGHTER by Amy Watkins. Excerpt from “sixteen”: “It was my voice she wanted,/as I wanted her hair under my chin,/her changing self held this close/for what instinct tells us could be the last time.” More monstrous women, more metamorphoses. #TheSealeyChallenge
📚 5/31 [RE]CONSTRUCTION OF THE NECROMANCER by Hannah V. Warren. Excerpt from “Forgetting More Than I Thought I Did”: “I want to be flesh & warm & unscathed/but skin bruises easier than exoskeleton” ♥️ monstrous women #TheSealeyChallenge
Just over here with my kid binge-watching Mr. Jim’s Story Time (@JimTheLibrarian on Twitter). How’s your day going? If it’s not going well, may I recommend you let Mr. Jim read to you?
Got it down to 15 categories! #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS
Me, today: Drinking coffee and getting work done. LIKE A BADASS.
Got it down to 17 categories. I don’t think I can do much better than that. When you’re stuck, go analog. #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS
I interviewed 10 cosplayers; together they used over 60 different terms to describe the resources they go to when they need cosplay-related information. I’ve been working on categorizing these terms for weeks. Today, I’m getting tactile. #SocSciComm #InfoLit #FanLIS
📚 4/31 TO THE BONE by Angela Narciso Torres. Excerpt from “Self-portrait as Water”: “most forgiving of/substances, I resolve/to live like you—to fill/and be filled,/to take the shape/of my vessel/dispensing heat/displacing matter/lighter than air” #TheSealeyChallenge
No YOU’RE considering pivoting after graduation to a career that focuses on supporting mothers in academia.
Currently reading: ‘Making It’ as a Contract Researcher: A Pragmatic Look at Precarious Work by Nerida Spina, Jess Harris, Simon Bailey, Mhorag Goff 📚
Finished reading: Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing 📚
📚 3/31 ELECTRIC ARCHES by Eve L. Ewing. Excerpt from “to the notebook kid”: “it’s that flows and flows and flows/and lines like that rip-roaring/bits you got/bars til the end of time/you could rap like/helium bout to spring” ♥️ this collection, so joyful #TheSealeyChallenge
Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time. Thinking time is working time.
Pocketing this Book Riot post on rad poetry from the Women’s Suffrage Movement for later in #TheSealeyChallenge.
Are you in academia or alt-ac? Talk to me about your current productivity or lack thereof, the grace you’re giving yourself right now, whether you’re bothering with CFPs or just trying to get your most important obligations handled.
Feeling bummed because I know the savviest angle on my research is misinformation and disinformation but for my mental health I have to make them peripheral. I will not sacrifice my well-being for what is professionally savvy.
Finished reading: Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen 📚
📚 2/31 NOT HERE by Hieu Minh Nguyen. Excerpt from “Heavy”: “There are days when I give up on my body/but not the world.” #TheSealeyChallenge
Me: Napster is clearly the best P2P file sharing app.
Me: What? What’s better than Napster?
W: Having money as an adult.
Finished reading: Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora 📚
📚 1/31 UNACCOMPANIED by Javier Zamora. Excerpt from “Then, It Was So”: “…Cariño,/it was so quiet when I started/counting the days/I wasn’t woken by him.” #TheSealeyChallenge
🔖 From The Oatmeal: Marvelous & Melancholy Things I’ve Learned about Creativity
This is so good. If he makes it into a book, I’ll probably buy it and carry it around just like I do with Austin Kleon’s books.
Me: Whoa, Muppets Now crashed Disney+!
Internet: No, Kimberly. Beyoncé did it.
Me: squinting Or was it The Muppets?
Internet: No. It was not.
Given that my estrogen & progesterone are at their lowest & that today is today, this was an extra bad day to look at my social media feeds. I try to balance misery with enthusiasm in my online presence. I don’t have any enthusiasm to share today. Still have love, though. ❤️️
Want to read: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 📚