I read a lot; I always have done. Daughter of a librarian – it was always inevitable that I would spend a lot of time with my nose in a book. Books make me see the world in different ways, from different perspectives, and frankly, they make me a better researcher (and human).
With that in mind, I thought I’d share what I’m reading at the moment:
Hybrid Ethnography – Liz Pryzbylski
Enjoying this one so far. Liz is a musicologist who immerses herself in the communities she researches, online, offline and in-between. She researches hip hop performance practices and popular music, which is fascinating, but her methods apply widely.
Deep Work – Cal Newport
This one is a re-read. It came out five years ago, but I like to read it every few years to remind myself to make space for focus and craft, in a world where busy work can easily take over.
Hungry – Grace Dent
I am just starting this one, but she had me at ‘sketty’. Also: that leotard.