This week on the bookish internet

  • Michelle Anne Schingler reflects on reading The Handmaid’s Tale in a time when the dystopia looks less and less far-fetched. (Book Riot)
  • Frank Furedi discusses the history of “the bookish fool,” people who collect books for status and not for the pleasure of reading them. (Aeon)
  • Brandi Bailey reevaluates her reading life. (Book Riot)
  • Megan Rosenblum shares the macabre and fascinating history of anthropodermic bibliopegy: the creation of books bound in human skin. Most people I mention this practice to get immediately squicked out. For some reason, they can’t see the appeal of becoming a book after they’re done with their skin. (Lapham’s Quarterly)

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