Bookishness: Week of February 11, 2013


“When I started standing on subway platforms and watching people looking at the screens, I realized that the people who watch the screens are mostly commuters who take the same path to work every day and see those screens everyday in a ritualized way,” said Switzer. “An interesting way to reach out to those people would be a serialized narrative where every day on their way to work they could get a new part of the story.” (via Spacing.)

Anne of blond locks

Just. So. Wrong.

For money and glory
On winning this year’s Oscar pool: “The savvy bettor instead must focus on the five categories comprising films and entire genres that no one knows anything about—Best Documentary Short, Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Animated Short—the so-called flummoxing five.”

Happy Canada Reads! 
And the debate starts…now.

Check out more than books
Literary Speed Dating: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, TPL’s Annette Street branch, 6:30-8 pm. And even if you don’t find love, you’ll likely find a good book.