This week on the bookish internet

This fortnight on the bookish internet

This week on the bookish internet

This fortnight on the bookish internet

  • Afghan Librarian Wahida Amiri shares her story of resistance against the Taliban. (BBC)
  • Librarian Amanda Jones is sick of people slandering her, so she’s suing. Tyler Kingkade reports. (NBC)
  • Emily Zarevich recounts the wild story of Roger Dodsworth, a hoax that might have inspired Mary Shelley. (Daily JSTOR)
  • Patricia Thang revisits the question of spoilers: do you or do you definitely not want to be spoiled? This time with studies! (Book Riot)
  • Pritika Pradhan discusses the work of the Radical Books Collective, a global group of authors working to put the spotlight on writing that western publishing hasn’t been paying attention to. (LitHub)
  • Jo Yurcaba reports the Florida public and school libraries are being required to add “warning labels” to certain books. (NBC)
  • The Penguin Random House/Department of Justice hearings are fairly esoteric most of the time, but Annika Barranti Klein has pulled some howlers out of the testimony for us. (Book Riot)
  • Clare Pollard reflects on the literature that has followed society-wide disasters. (LitHub)
  • After some Michigan residents voted to defund their library, others raised money to keep it open. Jay Valle reports. (NBC)
  • David Barnett takes a look at recent efforts to create augmented reality books. (The Guardian)
  • Tanya Agathocleous explores the life and work of Rokeya Hossain, an early progenitor of science fiction in India. (Electric Literature)
  • Dana Medor wonders if The Scarlet Letter was actually about abortion. (Lapham’s Quarterly)
  • Henry Ravenhall shows us what happens if we touch illuminated manuscripts with our grody fingers. (The Manuscripts Lab)
  • A double hit of censorship news, since I skipped last week: August 5 and August 12. (Book Riot)

This week on the bookish internet

This week on the bookish internet

This fortnight on the bookish internet

This week on the bookish internet

This week on the bookish internet

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