it demonstrates one of our school values
"petty-minded authoritarianism". Punishing kids for breaking stupid rules teaches them to NOT respect their school.
Someone in the comments is all "I only read Pratchett and Gaiman", and I've had EXACTLY that conversation with someone I know.
This Buzzfeed article is both hilarious and frustrating:
That's it! That's the column I read, didn't bookmark, and then couldn't find again. And as usual, the comments justify the article.
She’s reading the Percy Jackson series now – any suggestions an advanced reader the twelve year old range?
Diana Wynne Jones, Karen Healey, Emily Roddha, Tamora Pierce.
I’ve found it interesting that I have never judged book by the gender of the author, and that people actually do this??
If you look at that gender-flipping covers thing Neil posted, you can see one of the many little signs you get, whether this book is 'for you' or not. Makes me think that maybe the black 'adult' covers for the Harry Potter books also told older guys they were okay for them to read.
My “Books I must read” list is heading towards critical mass…
Is this a bad thing?
This is like Authors I had Forgotten I Loved. Vonda McIntyre! Sarah Monette! Mary Gentle!
Also. Karen Healey, and Jacqueline Carey's Santa Olivia.
gender flipping book covers
I kind of lost it over the feminised Lord of the Flies cover. Jesus.
I've always kind of loved Catharine Asaro. They're basically a combination of romance novel and the kind of hard scifi that spends five pages explaining how Klein bottles work.
A friend has suggested the cigar line is a reference to Kipling:
And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.
Ah, of course. For some reason I read it as "doesn't come close to being a cigar", which given that columnist's history, would not be out of the question.
Even today there’s something in the Herald for Emma to deconstruct
Curvaceous women are more sensitive to pain than others, scientists believe
Oh Steve. I know as much about pain as Keith does about stats.
So we have established Keith Ng is a computer programmer who works in the journalism area ( among others)
No, that's okay, Steve. What's really important is the way you acknowledged your fuck-up and owned it.