Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
Johnson has done a couple of interesting books about different professions, including one about librarians. I liked this look at archaeologists and archaeology a lot (and it fit very nicely with the Christie book above). I will say, though, that I wish Johnson had faced the extremely dodgy past of archaeology a bit more head on. She’s certainly aware of it, but tends to leave it out. I suspect this is partly because she’s interested in the state of the field today, but also partly because she doesn’t want to bring up the fact that it’s based on a lot of theft from native peoples.