Bookishness: Week of March 19, 2012

Strike Toronto Public Library workers are on strike as of 5 p.m. last night. I am currently deep in horrifying imaginings of a library-less world. Hoping a resolution is swift, for everyone’s sake.

What your favourite author had for lunch The power of the Internet to answer the big questions: Megan Fishmann on life as an author-groupie, then and now.

Ghostwriting and ghostcooking Ever wondered how it is that celebrity chefs, the ones with best-selling cookbooks, are so blessed with knife and pen both? The reality: they’re not.

May the odds be ever in your favour (with a u) Sure, Scott Pilgrim battled his way through seven evil exes, but is he tenacious enough to take on Anne Shirley in a fight to the death? Find out by following the CanLit Hunger Games. And you thought this year’s Canada Reads was intense.

Fairy tale enthusiasts aflutter Maria Tatar on “Cinderfellas,” the long-lost fairy tales recently rediscovered in a German archive.