Month: March 2016

“The purpose of a writer is to make revolution irresistible.” Toni Cade Bambara

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Just a few of my favourite books about writing. Not a comprehensive literature – only what I could find on my bookshelves and fit it a photo. More than a few are missing. 

Thomson, P., & Walker, M. (Eds.). (2010). The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences. Routledge.

Aitchison, C., & Guerin, C. (2014). Writing groups for doctoral education and beyond: Innovations in practice and theory. Routledge.

Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write: Pedagogies for supervision. Routledge.

Johnson, Celia Blue (2013) Odd Type Writers, from Joyce to Wharton and Welty, the obsessive habits and quirky techniques of great authors, Perigee Books

Lillis, T. M., & Curry, M. J. (2010). Academic writing in global context. London: Routledge.

Barton, D., & Lee, C. (2013). Language online: investigating digital texts and practices. Routledge.

Oliver, P. (2012). Succeeding with your literature review: A handbook for students. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).

Murray, R. (2013). Writing for academic journals. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).

Casanave, C. P., Li, X., Casanave, P., & Underst, X. L. (2008). Learning the literacy practices of graduate school: Insiders’ reflections on academic enculturation.

Lillis, T. (2013). The sociolinguistics of writing. Edinburgh University Press.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2003). Discourses in place: Language in the material world. Routledge.

Block, D., & Cameron, D. (Eds.). (2002). Globalization and language teaching. Routledge.

Barton, D. (2007). Literacy: An introduction to the ecology of written language (No. 2nd). Wiley-Blackwell.

I couldn’t fit

Gee, J. (2015). Social linguistics and literacies: Ideology in discourses. Routledge.

on the shelf without too much rearranging. But a beautiful, lovely book about a little girl and a sentence, ‘My puppy he always be following me.’


Thanks to for the quote and image of Toni Cade Bambara.


Procrastinators rejoice!

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