Bookishness: Week of August 27, 2012

Proustian paint chips Decorate like the stars (famous authors — the best kind of celebrity) with these literary colour palettes.

Bradbury Landing NASA has announced that the Curiosity landing site on Mars will be called Bradbury Landing.

“There will always be a place for disposable things.” Ellis Hamburger interviews Little Printer creator Matt Webb.

500 to 1 The odds that 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James will win this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

IFOA at the Ex What goes better with deep fried fudge than a side of literature?  (I’m guessing a large number of people would say bacon.) Tonight’s IFOA at the Ex features authors Ian Hamilton (The Red Pole of Macau), John Lawrence Reynolds (Beach Strip) and Brad Smith (Crow’s Landing) discussing mystery writing. Monday, August 27, 5:30 pm, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. (Bonus: the CNE is $5 after 5 pm.)

Party like a graphologist If I were between the ages of 13 and 19 I would make my way to TPL’s Albert Campbell Branch this Tuesday (August 28) for their Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party and Handwriting Analysis. Go if you can (registration required for handwriting analysis). 4-6 pm.