Bookishness: October 29, 2012

All of the books
“Saddling another person with a book he did not ask for has always seemed to me like a huge psychological imposition, like forcing someone to eat a chicken biryani without so much as inquiring whether they like cilantro.” Joe Queenan’s 6,128 favourite books. (image via flickr user zen)

Poems for Pussy Riot
Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, from English PEN.

And poems for Zombies


Blackboard beauty
Alejandro Guijarro’s “arbitrary moments in the restless life of an object in constant motion.

Fold, Cut, Repeat: A Night With Paper Engineer Matthew Reinhart
New York Times bestselling author Matthew Reinhardt “takes you on an eye-opening journey into his world of creating pop-up books” at this year’s Sybille Pantazzi Lecture, at Toronto Public Library’s Lillian H. Smith branch, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, 8 pm – 9 pm. Free, but space is limited.