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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

Bad Sex
The Literary Revue has announced its nominees for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction award, and they've been tweeting some icky samples.

Specimens
Speaking of icky, some scientists in Antwerp tested the ten most-borrowed books in the city's lending library. All ten tested positive for cocaine and Fifty Shades of Grey showed traces of herpes.

Yawns
The first tweets from a few dozen literary types and orgs were astonishingly dull.

Spicey
Would you like a Dune worm for your wedding cake?

Backstories
Fifty editors recall how classic kids books were published.

Slides
How do you move 22 miles of books across the road?

Critics
What do Stephen King, Earnest Hemingway and Anne Rice have in common? They all hated film adaptations of their books.

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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