Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


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What to do instead of reading a book today
I'm not sure how long this little timewaster Pinterest has been around, and I don't even really care so much what it is or what it's for (no doubt just another cute way to separate people from their personal information), but it does offer some entertaining book pages:

60 girls + 60 dragons
Care of our good friend the Casual Optometrist: 60 x Girl w/ Dragon Tatt covers, compare and contrast.

I have lost many hours of sleep in my life fretting over what the NYTs bestsellers list was during the week in which I was born. I mean, haven't you? Haven't we all? Thank gawd the internet has solved that problem.

Personal books
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it was Roland Barthes who, upon being asked if he'd actually read all the books in his personal library (a quintessentially juvenile question, that), patiently responded: What's the point of having a library if you've read all the books in it?

Book bath
I sometimes like to read a book in the tub, but now apparently one can bathe in a book tub.

What a weird idea
I'll take a bag of pork rinds, an orange Fanta and one pwyc trashy paperback romance, please.

And the Oscar for best book goes to...
Books -- they're just movies in waiting, you know.

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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