Bookishness: October 1, 2012

A PhD in Pictures Matthew Might’s visual explanation of what, exactly, a PhD involves.

Whitman in tights Selections from The Graphic Canon: Volume 2, a collection of classic works of literature re-imagined in graphic form.

Boyless wonder? What critics are saying about The Casual Vacancy: a roundup of reviews of J.K. Rowling’s latest.

Writers’ favourite punctuation.

Oh Darlin’ could be about a book, no? The 10 Best Songs About Books.

Shacking up, with shelves How to merge book collections when you move in with your love (probably not even worth trying if it’s anything less).

Harbourfront Festival Prize Awarded Austin Clarke has won this year’s Harbourfront Festival Prize. In other awards news, the Relit Awards (“The country’s pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses”) have announced their shortlists.