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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

Bestseller or Bust!

Or maybe both? The news is out: being a writer pays crap. And so is the update: it pays crappier today than ever.

Library Porn

Fodor's presents a gallery of the World's 20 Most Stunning Libraries.

Life Savers

A bit of clarity on what is meant by "saved their lives" in this gallery from BuzzFeed would have been nice. Still, 37 Writers Share The Books That Saved Their Lives, has an immediacy of presentation that is just terrific to scroll through.

Dutch Treats

Not to be ghoulish or anything, but if I’d known the Elmore Leonard estate sale was happening last weekend, I would have hopped in the car and driven to Michigan. I'll have to settle for video shot by a local news outfit that ventured inside.

First Drafts

A gaggle of editors from prominent publishing houses remember the first books they acquired.

Mr Manly Man

Boing Boing has a funny little post about the seemingly inescapable 1970s paperback cover model Steve Holland: mercenary, cop, crook, and hot nerd.

Super Therapy

Dr. Patrick O'Connor, a psychologist at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, spoke to CBC radio about the use of superhero comic books as a therapy tool.

 

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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