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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Found
Carlos found $20,000 cash in a used book. He advertised it. A few people tried to claim it, but none could provide convincing facts. Six months on and he’s just about ready to keep it for himself.

Tent
Camping season is almost upon us and for the bookish Field Candy offers the book tent.

Reading
Hey, didn't John Le Carré announce his retirement from doing interviews? Oh well, I guess the pressure to sell books never ends. Thankfully he has not stopped reading either. Here he is reading from his new novel, A Delicate Truth.

Libraries
The 35 five best libraries in the world -- and Canada has two in the top ten!

Fantasy
And, if those 35 libraries weren’t good enough for you, here are six pretty cool fantasy libraries from artist JF Rauzier. (View in full screen mode for best detail.)

Gag
This next one is not for the weak of spleen, folks. According to Slate, a guy in San Francisco has published a recipe book for cocktails using...wait for it...human semen.

That
One of the best pieces of editorial advice I’ve ever received was “Be careful of ‘that’.”

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SHAUN SMITH is a novelist and award-winning journalist in Toronto, Canada. His young-adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in 2009 by the Dundurn Group. His book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs is available on Kindle and is forthcoming in paperback from Tightrope Books in spring 2013. shaunsmith.ca

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

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