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Gender Female
Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation Library Wizard in Training
Location Glasgow, United Kingdom
Introduction @labellejournée, a gloss: this Twitter handle is roughly translated from French to ‘the beautiful daytime’. Or even more roughly (and anglicised), ‘beautiful day’, which is a bi-lingual play on my name as well as a sentiment about embracing the beauty of a single day and the time we have to enjoy all there is around us. Not to say I’m a day-ist. I am just as much of an advocate of the night, the dark journée.
Interests fiction(s), Danish crime dramas, modernism, librarianship, archivism, (e-)information, fiction, autobiography, ex-patriotism, art museums, history museums, geography museums, science museums, buildings with stuff in them to look at, bistro eating, restaurant reviews, art house cinema, travel, shetland ponies
Favorite Movies In no particular order (except for the first title) Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Lost In Translation, Funny Face, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Trouble with Harry, The Hudsucker Proxy, L'auberge espagnol, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Despicable Me, The Game, It's a Wonderful Life, and so on.
Favorite Music Gillian Welsh, Aidan Moffat, Amy Winehouse, Belle & Sebastian, She & Him, Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins, Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, so much else.
Favorite Books Luminous Debris -Sobin, Elizabeth Costello -Coetzee, Foe -Coetzee, Age of Iron -Coetzee, Summertime -Coetzee, Mrs Dalloway -Woolf, Scot's Quair -Grassic Gibbon, Lanark: A Life in Four Parts -Gray, The End of the Affair -Greene, Crime and Punishment -Dostoevsky, The Road -McCarthy, One Hundred Years of Solitude -Garcia Marquez, The Bloody Chamber -Carter, Invisible Cities -Calvino, The Bell Jar -Plath, Villette - Brontê, Arcades Project -Benjamin, Laughter in the Dark -Nabokov, Of Human Bondage -Maugham, this is impossible, See Library of Congress General Collection