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Currently reading (rather listening to audiobook actually): John Boyne, The Heart’s Invisible Furies. The characters and story so draw me in I want to keep going for many long walks so I can keep listening. Devastatingly awful aspects of life of a male character who loves other men in 1940s Ireland onwards to (the present? Haven’t finished it yet). But so we’ll written. theguardian.com/books/2017/feb

@mackiwg Not necessarily a preference over paper or ebooks. It’s just that I do a lot of long walks or other exercise, and I like listening to books while I do so. Can’t do that with other formats!

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A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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