Post image for How to Be a Book Blogger and a Fabulous Grad Student

A few weeks ago I eavesdropped on a Twitter conversation between Nymeth (@Nymeth) and Aarti (@aartichapati) where both were concerned about how they’d fit blogging into their schedules after they start grad school in the fall.

I started my blog just after I graduated from college and immediately started grad school in the fall, so in the almost two years I’ve been blogging I’ve been a student pretty much the whole time. Here are a few tips about how to make it work.

The Sunday Salon: Two Books in One Day!

by Kim on November 8, 2009 · 6 comments

Despite some beautiful Madison weather yesterday (almost 70 degrees!), I spent most of the day inside just reading because I feel like I have so much work to do! It was nice actually — I liked feeling like I was being a good student for a change. I anticipate another full day of reading and […]

What’s Your Best Post This Week?

by Kim on November 5, 2009 · 23 comments

I think the crazy kitten picture is going to be my default image for when the world is making me feel crazy — I love that picture For whatever reasons, blogging has not been a top priority for the last week or so. I’ve had school and personal stuff and some general laziness and panic […]

TSS: A New Semester = New Books!

by Kim on September 13, 2009 · 24 comments

The start of a new semester brings a lot of things, but the most exciting thing for me is getting to buy all my new textbooks. It’s expensive, but it’s the one time of the year when I can binge on new books and actually feel justified. This semester I’m taking a full graduate course […]

The Sunday Salon: On Journalism

by Kim on August 16, 2009 · 20 comments

I actually don’t have any updates on my reading life for this Sunday Salon, I think because things in my regular life (i.e. everything that’s not reading) have been sort of tough the last few days. Over the summer I’ve been interning with the Madison city newspaper, The Capital Times (TCT). Like all newspapers, TCT […]

The Sunday Salon: New Books!

by Kim on May 3, 2009 · 19 comments

I feel like I’ve acquired a ton of new books this week. Over the last few weeks I requested a lot of things from the library — the books on my shelves just haven’t been inspiring me. I’m on long wait lists for a few of them, but I guess the others were all in […]

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Not everyone is excited to celebrate though — Geoffrey K. Pullum, head of linguistics and English language at the University of Edinburgh, takes on the famous book in  this article — “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice” — in The Chronicle of […]

The Sunday Salon: Late!

by Kim on April 13, 2009 · 8 comments

Yesterday I spent the morning with my family celebrating Easter and the afternoon on a five hour bus trip back to Madison, so no time for a Sunday Salon. I did have a fabulous reading week, however, and wanted to write a little bit about that this morning before school takes hold. Lu at Regular […]

J-School Journal: First Week of Class

by Kim on January 23, 2009 · 5 comments

One of my 2009 goals was to blog more about journalism, and since the BIP Week 2 project was to brainstorm a new feature, I thought a journalism-related post would be perfect.  Hence, J-School Journal, a weekly post about life as a journalism grad student. It still needs a better name, but anyway… This week […]

Weekly Geeks 2009.01: Blog Love!

by Kim on January 13, 2009 · 14 comments

Weekly Geeks was the first blogging community activity I joined, so I’m excited to see it back.  I’ve been helping out with some of the behind-the-scenes admin work to get things going again (mostly just maintaining the e-mail and that sort of thing), but I’m happy to be a part of it. This week’s activity […]