I like makerspaces, libraries, and the digital humanities.

I work at Curtin University Library in Perth, Western Australia, as a Learning Coordinator.


My posts aim to be of interest to librarians, educators and researchers working in the tertiary education sector.

I haven’t written anything for a while, but hoping to get back to blogging regularly some day soon.

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Books 2020

One of my goals this year is to read 52 books in 52 weeks

  1. The Healing Power of Mindfulness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  2. White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
  3. Dark Emu, by Bruce Pascoe
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, by JK Rowling
  5. Gut, by Guilia Enders
  6. The Cuckoo’s Calling: Cormoran Strike, Book 1 by Robert Gailbraith
  7. The Brain: The story of you, by Brian Eagleton
  8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, by JK Rowling
  9. The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene Brown
  10. Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown
  11. That Deadman Dance, by Kim Scott
  12. Rilke: Selected Poems, trans by Stephen Mitchell
  13. Age of Revolution, by Eric Hobsbawm
  14. London Fields, by Martin Amis
  15. Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman
  16. The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose
  17. Phosopheresence, by Julia Baird
  18. The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, by Dominic Smith
  19. The End of October, by Lawrence Wright
  20. Buddhism for Busy People, by David Michie
  21. The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey
  22. The Yield, by Tara June Winch
  23. Brief Answers to the Big Questions, by Stephen Hawking
  24. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
  25. Taboo, by Kim Scott
  26. The Bullet Journal, by Ryder Carroll
  27. The Boy on the Bridge, by MR Carey
  28. How to Lead a Quest, by Jason Fox
  29. Once More With Feeling, by Ceridwen Dovey
  30. True Stories, Helen Garner
  31. The Sandman, Neil Gaiman
  32. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
  33. Another Now, Yanis Varoufakis
  34. The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh

Books I’d like to read

  • Building a better vocabulary, by Kevin Flanigan
  • Sand Talk, by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Girt, by David Hunt
  • Being Arab, by Samir Kassir
  • The Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox
  • Actress, by Anne Enright
  • A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  • Walden, Thoreau
  • We Should all be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman


Cherry Gertzel Legacy site

My late friend Prof. Cherry Gertzel (1928 – 2015) was an internationally recognised Australian scholar of the history and politics of East Africa. I am a trustee and administrator of the Cherry Gertzel Bursary Fund and am currently creating an inventory of Prof. Gertzel’s extensive collection of books, reports, research and archival material. More information is at cherrygertzel.net