I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog for some time now, but have been unsure about what particular subject field I should home in on. Perhaps I could detail the vast amount of books that I am yet to read (a so-called literary bucket-list), with a review of each as I consume them in a locust-like fashion?
Or, I could account my journey throughout my recent PGCE and subsequent NQT year in an FE institution (that I am currently working my way through).
So, in all honesty, I have opted for a teaching-related blog; significantly because the former option would be difficult to fit in with my day-to-day life, following my struggle (like many NQTs) with maintaining an appropriate work/life balance.
Yet, as an English lecturer, I am certainly going to be referring to the wonderful host of texts that I read and analyse with my learners. Best of both worlds.
Let me take a moment to explain the name of this blog: ‘Marlowe’s corner’. I’m interested in Renaissance literature and when I bought a little fluffy bundle of feline fur, I decided to call him Marlowe (a kitten named after ‘Kit’ Marlowe was quite apt I thought). I got the idea for Marlowe’s corner, because I often sit out of the way (usually in the corner of my living room) and curl up with a good book. However, Marlowe likes to lay on my lap while I do this, so it’s his corner. Marlowe’s corner.