#Emptyshelf17 No. 43: Cheer Up, Love by @SusanCalman

Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been reading this book mostly in hospital waiting rooms on my Kindle. As someone who suffers from depression (but not anxiety), I thought it struck the right note of humour (black humour helps in many things), vulnerability and genuinely useful information whether as a depression sufferer or someone who’s friends with someone (that’ll be…

Off to the @EdFringe for the day…

I've always wanted to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and just before I move away from being such a short train journey away, and whilst I had a free train ticket to use ... despite being mid-packing & moving - what a lovely day out to look forward to, hey? I had the longest list of 'Favourites', but for tomorrow have ended up with: 10.15: 'When Life Gives You Lemons', queue dependent (1 hour) 11.40: Shaken Not…

Ionic, isn’t it? @timeshighered

What a brilliant idea ...: Academics from physicists to experts on Scandinavian culture are crafting stand-up comedy routines based on their work. But this is no joke. Matthew Reisz finds that a crowd's laughter is not the only payoff Here's an idea of the content: The nominal theme, tying in with a major exhibition, Power of Making, is "craft", though the audience could not possibly have guessed it. Performers explore Tory drinking rituals and the "extreme…