Sunday, 19 October 2008

This is... my current reading material

I'm back on the Mainland and slowly catching up with all of my blog reading. I'm still in anti-climax mode after arriving in late last night and don't know what to do with myself, so catching up on the "This is" posts seems like a good start (rather than, say, unpacking/washing/tidying).

My current reading material, which I arrive at work to every day, looks very much like this:

Courtesy of jepoirrier

... except multiplied across my entire desk and with extra coffee and tea stains on top. I recently went through and organised it alphabetically and arranged them into folders, however my unsorted pile of "interesting new articles" is growing rapidly and I am not sure if I will ever get to the bottom. But surprisingly, I have actually been looking forward to reading my humongous pile of papers. I like to think this is a good thing.

In my spare time I have been plugging away through the Chronicles of Narnia which I am thoroughly enjoying. It is something easy to read that doesn't constantly have funny phrases like basal ganglia (the word "ganglia" always sounds silly to me), gamma-aminobutyric acid or rostroventral lateral medulla, but at the same time has great depth. I have just started reading The Silver Chair. I am quite a hopeless reader when it comes to fiction novels and I have started many books and never finished them. I usually only have time to read when I go to bed, and I only ever read 2 or 3 pages before I fall asleep. So a book has to either be really exciting or really easy for me to ever get through it.

Thank you Champagne Dreams for the theme and to Three Buttons for hosting This is!


straykat said...

amygdala will always make me laugh internally.

It's funny how alphabetical system just doesn't work when trying to organise one's research.

The alternative thematic order might be a reflection of the brain's thinking and ordering process.

Why can't you you a PhD on this??? Paperchase: the science of research and it cognitive underpinnings????

JuliaB said...

Hello .. do you work for Elsevier? I used to (in Oxford)! x

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's a very impressive pile of reading material. Clearly its not the sort I would have any luck with .... I had to go and look up basal ganglia on Wikipedia!