Bookishness: Week of January 23, 2012

Bookishness: Week of January 23, 2012

Fewer cardigans than one might expect, but a fair number of spectacles The latest in the Toronto Standard’s Uniform Project: Librarians.

CanLit is Sexy Not convinced? Let the CanLit is Sexy tumblr sweet talk its way into your heart (or elsewhere). Definitely safe for work, sadly.

Books on film TIFF’s Books on Film returns in February for a second season, featuring Eleanor Wachtel in conversation with filmmakers, authors and experts on the art of adaptation. Slated for this year: Atom Egoyan on Felicia’s Journey, Russel Banks on Affliction, Molly Haskell on Jane Eyre, Will Aitken on Death in Venice, Louise Dennys on The Third Man, and James Ivory on Howard’s End. Meanwhile, with three of Cormac McCarthy’s books having been successfully adapted to film in recent years, the author has decided to skip straight to the screen with his latest project; McCarthy just sold his first speculative screenplay.

Love among the stacks Random House has added a Literary Wedding board to their pinterest account. Cue chirping birds and the light tinkling of bells and stardust. Aw.

Yogic reading The ever-delightful Kate Beaton on her contortive reading style: “I flip-flop around a book like it’s the only thing I have to hold onto in a storm.”

Canada reads at the TRL The Canada Reads Soiree is this Friday, January 27, at the Toronto Reference Library. 7-8:30 pm, free.

 

About Ange Friesen

Ange Friesen is among other things a librarian. She blogs about film and fashion at Cahiers du cinemode and about everything else at the new is the true.