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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

Clingy
A new book featured on Boing Boing showcases photographs of stuffed animals that have pretty much been loved to death. It achieves that rare state of being both cute and creepy the same time.

McBullshitey's
You know what? I loathe McSweeney's. Always have. I know I can't be alone in that sentiment, but I've yet to meet another person who feels the same way. But whatever. The whole project has maintained an air of oh-so-clever superiority and smugness from the get go. Here's a fine example of what I'm talking about.

Speaking of superior...
Nabokov + Playboy = brilliant 1964 interview (conducted by none other than Alvin Toffler)

Faulks You
This is a travesty, and I don't care how good or bad a piece of writing it is. It's an atrocious cash grab in sacred territory by a man who should know better. Just sayin'!

Dominoes
Many, many, many, many books falling over, in line.

Suicide Anyone?
Booksellers respond to Amazon's offer to shoot themselves in their faces -- at the discounted rate of 6%!

Nerd Goggles
I haven't seen the film version of Ender's Game yet. I'll wait to watch it for almost free on Netflix in a year or so. I have read the book and thought it so-so. Above average for sci-fi, I guess. Anyway, enough about me, right? Let's find out how Ender's Game, the movie, looks to someone wearing nerd goggles.

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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

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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