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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

NPR informs us that a few clever engineers at MIT have created a wearable vest that hooks up to a special ebook to enhance your reading experience by creating discrete physical stimulation.

Roadmap

Another new ebook consists of driving directions for following the journey taken in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.

Writing Chops

I am a big fan of AA, Gill’s work. Coincidentally, I am a big fan of hatchet jobs. The two come together often and have been recognized with The Omnivore’s Hatchet Job of the Year Award, given to the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months.

Quarters

Want to live in your favourite novel? A textile company in England offers floor plans of famous houses from literature, including Bag End, Manderlay, 221B Baker St and Dracula's Castle.

I <3 U

The Paris Review has some funny valentine’s from famous authors.

Hoarderway

Hemingway was a hoarder. A huge collection of some of the useless crap he saved has been digitized by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, reports NYTs.

Lit Twits

The Millions offers up a long sampling of what it considers to be the best literary tweets. It’s like eating a bowl of gourmet jelly beans. Some are delicious, some odd, some repulsive.

 

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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 was published by Tightrope Books in June 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