Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. Beginning in the 17th century, it became fashionable among doctors to bind anatomy texts with the skin of cadavers ...
Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the practice of binding books in human skin. Beginning in the 17th century, it became fashionable among doctors to bind anatomy texts with the skin of cadavers and for the skin of executed criminals to be used to bind transcripts of their trials. Reaching its peak popularity in the 17th and 18th […]
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“My upstate Festus has become a sparkling, itsy-bitsy angel. while pudgy me is enduring fiery, sulfurous lakes of crap and The English Patient.” Book: Doomed Author: Chuck Palahniuk Publisher: Doubleday Publication Date: October 8th 2013 Find it: Amazon | Goodreads Doomed is the 2nd book in the Damned trilogy which chronicles the exploitation and exploits […]
Book: Rise of Xosha Author: S Cu’Anam Policar Publisher: Satalyte Publishing Publication Date: September 8, 2013 Find it: Amazon | Goodreads The Rise of Xosha was an imaginative and fun fantasy YA novel. Written as a prequel set 1,000 years before the forthcoming series, it focuses on the story of a displaced dragon clan, but […]
“You’re the young man who consulted me before.The young man in the newspaper photograph, standing beside the Watercress-Armstrong fellow… I read what he had written. I felt erased” Book– In The Memorial Room Author- Janet Frame Publisher– Counterpoint Publication Date- April 24th 2013 Find it- Amazon | Goodreads Published posthumously and based on her […]
Since it’s banned books week, I was curious about the differences between the UK handling of censorship vs US handling of censorship. As I am more familiar with the US issues I’ve included a brief UK timeline. Most of the information below was obtained through Clip.org.uk and Ala.org. Timeline of British Censorship 1273-1302 – Under […]
I love books. I love reading books. I love talking about books, and the hipster/yuppie in me loves the idea of indie books. But I’m not going to love every book I read. It’s impossible. I try to be kind and honest when writing about books I didn’t enjoy, and who knows, maybe it IS […]
“Bernardino Conte names his first child Magdelene and they killed him: 1558” Book: The Antiquarian Author: Gustavo Faveron Patriau English edition publisher: Black Cat American Release: April, 1st 2014 Find it: Amazon | Goodreads A story of friendship, mystery and madness, The Antiquarian is prefaced with a cryptic list of real people who were killed […]