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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

How I failed Drafting but Passed Donny & Marie*
Yeah, this is kinda smart. How To Name Your First Novel, care of NPR. I would add: If your book is to be a sprawling, multi-generational Canadian historical novel: The [TERM DESCRIBING A PERSON PRACTICING OBSOLETE PROFESSION] of [PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT/EMOTIONAL STATE/FANTASTIC LOCATION].

Turd blurbs
Book Riot has gathered together some pretty awful book blurbs from some very famous authors.

Because bookmarks are just so damned inconvenient.
Every once in a while someone ingeniously solves a problem that no one knew existed.

There are still payphones?
In NYC, some sort of arty design collective thingy is converting payphones into "guerrilla" libraries.

Now, what's the value of an economics degree?
Forbes has figured out that JRR Tolkien's Smaug, the precious metals- and gemstone-hoarding fire-breathing dragon from The Hobbit, has a net worth of US$8.6 billion. Here's how they figured it out.

How to get rid of old books
An anonymous sculptor has been leaving works fashioned out of books around Edinburgh.

Shelf shots
The Guardian gives us a gallery of images from the new book born of the blog Bookshelf.

*Not proud of it.

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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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