Banned Books Week
It’s Banned/Challenged Books Week and it’s time to bring some attention to the ridiculous nature of censorship that hinders the literary world. In 2010 alone, over 300 books were reported in the US to the Office of Intellectual Freedom. The most challenged book was a children’s book ‘And Tango Makes Three’, a book about an orphan Penguin with two fathers, based on a...
On Bastion. (Spoiler Free)
I recently purchased Bastion, I know I’m a little late but I couldn’t afford it at the time of release and didn’t want to download a pirate copy. Anyway, Bastion is a 3rd person action RPG with an isometric viewpoint and a beautiful sort of manga like art style, which was all hand painted. The gameplay is solid and the combat is fun, an upgrade system is in place to keep your...
As I had to cut my collection down to transport my belongings from my home in Cramlington, I could only bring about 50 books with me. Already I’ve added another 14 to that, but it’s a far cry from my collection at my home in the North. It will be back to it’s former glory by the time I leave, without a doubt. I reread some Kafka over the past few days, and I picked up a copy of...
It’s been a while. I recently relocated to Leeds, for University. It was surprisingly painless and everything is fine at the moment, all I really have to do before I start University is present myself and my medical records to a local Doctor to resume my treatment. Leeds is a fairly nice city, although all I’ve really seen of Leeds so far is a selection of bookshops and the Abbey. The...