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I don’t know if any of you have seen “Poor Things” (based on the book of the same title) but reminds me a bit of Dr Godwin Baxter… or rather of the morals of doctors and scientists in Victorian times in literature. Maybe I’m stretching it. Anyway, i had never heard of “anthropodermic bibliopegy”.
 
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Mini thread on Mark Twain on how he was radicalized when he witnessed the murder of a Chinese labourer by a mob and police while working as a beat reporter in San Francisco.

I don’t think you can see it if you aren’t logged in to Bluesky, though, but I found it interesting. Wish I knew about this while watching The Warrior.

 
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Book about book bans banned by Florida school board
A book about book bans has been banned in a Florida school district.

Ban This Book, a children’s book written by Alan Gratz, will no longer be available in the Indian River county school district since the school board voted to remove the book last month.

Gratz’s book, which came out in 2017, follows fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger as she tries to check out her favorite book. Ollinger is told by the librarian she cannot, because it was banned after a classmate’s parent thought it was inappropriate. She then creates a secret banned-books library, entering into “an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read”, according to the book’s description on Gratz’s website.

Soon they'll be banning books that have the words "book" and "ban" in them.
 

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