This week on the bookish internet

  • Lorraine Berry discusses the history of bibliomania and book hoarding. (The Guardian)
  • And speaking of humblebragging, Ashley Bowen-Murphy talks about the hardest books she’s ever read. (Book Riot)
  • Alison Ray shares a medieval illuminated manuscript that has an awful lot in common with modern comic books. (Medieval Manuscripts Blog)
  • Michiko Kakutani explains why we should all read 1984 now. (The New York Times)