“Why are here suddenly so many book reviews?”

“And aren’t reviews of books about wolf ecology a bit off topic?”

The reason book reviews are currently popping up on this blog on earlier dates is that I’m slowly clearing parts of my backlog of blog drafts (completing what I want to complete, and retiring the rest), and there are quite a lot of book reviews sitting in the queue, which I’m posting now as planned… but I back-date them to when they were penned on Goodreads, even if I’m revising them a bit before posting them here.

It is also to push older posts down in the archives; since such a long time has passed since some of them were written, and they’ve been sitting in the front of the blog for a long time, I think it is time to get them away from the front page.

And no, wolf ecology is not off topic… Well maybe it is now, but: I want to widen the scope of this blog to include more of my interests because: for me, they aren’t separate topics. Interests broadly meaning: topics I focus on, books I’ve read, knowledge I have, things I have experienced.

They are different lenses to look through and study a core subject which I find hard to name; but which has something to do with social relations and the variety of subjective realities experienced by individuals (humans and other animals) and how they connect, interact, share aspects of reality, and evolve over time. I guess that is called sociology, but it is also ecology and animal behaviour and dog training and many other things.

My goal is to highlight those connections and make some of the lenses that I like to look through more widely available and useful to others (eventually).

 

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2 thoughts on ““Why are here suddenly so many book reviews?”

  1. A Quiet Week

    I relate to this so well. I am awash in old posts that I need to get out. I’ve been stuck since last fall. I am glad you are sharing the passions of your life and broadening your blog! I’ve missed you!
    Lori

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    1. Anna

      Yay, thanks for your comments! So nice to hear from you, I have missed you too!

      I know that you are having the same problem… I remember that we talked about it long ago:-). Since then, my backlog has trippled or so. It had become a barrier to writing any new posts or even writing other things not on the blog (“I can’t start writing [new idea] because I haven’t yet completed [posts stuck in progress]”).

      I am glad you are sharing the passions of your life and broadening your blog!

      Thank you! I am glad you are welcoming it.

      I wouldn’t say that wolf ecology is my passion though, it is just an interest. It represents a point of access to learning about wildlife ecology that is more relatable for me than most other access points, and which connects with familiar things, such as dogs… I have other access points too, to combine it with – like biology/ecology classes from my farm education, a lot of hands on experience with different kinds of animals, the course for a hunting licence long ago et.c. but this one works well for me.

      Interacting with, training and understanding animals – and forming working theories on that basis, learning – is more my passion:-) That is probably why I like dogs… They are very interactive, very intersective* 🙂 Reading wildlife sciency books is just background information to be better able to make sense of behaviour patterns – and see the patterns (in the case of the wolf/dog connection).

      I am sorry if I am overcomplicating it.

      * had to make up that word. It refers to “intersection”; as in a place where two different species cross paths, mix up and change directions.

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