Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck

I’m not sure what led me to read this book; it’s not the sort of thing I’d usually pick up, and probably the first time I’ve read anything from the self-help genre, but I’m glad I did. For a quick review, I rated the book four stars and I’m happy to have come across some… Continue reading Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck

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“1984 was not meant to be an instruction manual”

“1984 was not meant to be an instruction manual”, reads an Internet meme I have just stumbled on. Yet the funny bribe at the UK’s government has an unfortunate reality to it. How long is it going to be before the Conservatives are handing out propaganda telling us that we supported censorship all along, and… Continue reading “1984 was not meant to be an instruction manual”

Teaching literacy without censorship

Until recently I worked in a secondary school library. During my last few weeks as a librarian, a Year 7 student approached me with a concern over swearing in a graphic novel. They were concerned that others their age were being given access to materials containing words they are taught not to use themselves, and… Continue reading Teaching literacy without censorship