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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Thirty
The Guardian explains how to write a book in thirty days. But then think about all those wonderful grant opportunities you'd miss out on!

Frankenstein
The New Yorker looks at the digital monsters that are being presented under the guise of books at The Frankfurt Book Fair.

Deadwood
Sales in digital monsters are surging in Canada, but old-fashioned paper still rules, reports the CBC.

Piles
What do your piles say about you?

Medieval
Read a rather long contemplation by Ian Sansom, from his book Paper: an elegy, on addiction to, and the rather medieval nature of, the book.

Escape
Author Joe Queenan talks to The Wall St Journal about having read 6,000+ books in his life. Here's a sample: "When people say to me books just take up space, I say so does the Sistine Chapel, so do your kids, so does Prague."

Jumbo Shrimp
The Guinness record holder for creating the world's smallest book – Teeny Ted From Turnip Town, which at 30 pages, requires an electron microscope to read (talk about electronic readers!) – is now doing a large-print edition.

 

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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.

Go to Shaun Smith ’s Author Page