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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Grammar
Everything you think you know about grammar is wrong, says The Smithsonian. Well, a bunch of things anyway.

Notsotruman
WSJ reports that newly surfaced documents cast serious doubt on the verisimilitude of In Cold Blood.

Grey
Talk about 50 shades of wet blankets. Bodice-ripper author Jessica Blair is actually an 89-year-old man.

Orwell
The BBC Radio 4 offers a fascinating series on the life and oeuvre of George Orwell.

Personals
NPR celebrates the NRB's famous personals adds for bookworms.

Loaners
Here's a new wrinkle in the whole e-book publishing/selling landscape: Amazon has filed a patent application for a system to sell used e-books. Wired.com wonders if it's actually a strategy to bury the practice.

Hotels
Who knew there were so many hotels inspired by literature?

 

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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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