Bookishness: Oct. 8, 2012

The Paris Review, to go The Paris Review launches their new iPad/iPhone app, with current and archived issues, free to all until Oct. 21. (At first try; a bit slow to load, with strange formatting on the iPhone 4, but well worth it to read David Gordon’s “Man-Boob Summer” from the current issue.)

Wednesday: John Banville at Harbourfront Centre The author will read from his new novel, Ancient Light, and be interviewed by Charlie Foran. 7:30 pm in the Brigantine Room, $10, free for supporters, students, and people under 25. 

Go ahead, judge Behold the 2011 winners of Design Observer’s 50 best book covers competition, including, unsurprisingly, Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, IQ84.

What isliterature’s No. 1 music reference?”

Bodice-ripping at the ROM Take a tour of Toronto through the pages of Gabriel’s Inferno, yet another Twilight fan-fiction novel turned erotic bestseller, set entirely in Hog Town. One excerpt, about the Royal Ontario Museum:

It’s going to take all my self-control not to spirit you away to the Victorian furniture exhibit so I can make love to you on one of the four-poster beds.”



Kasia Mychajlowycz is a freelance journalist and writer in New York and Toronto, depending.