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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Reading Palin
Over at maisonneuve.org Nathan Whitlock has a brilliantly biting piece that questions Sarah Palin's purported reading habits. Yes, she can read. Who knew?

Titular Twists
It has kind of a crappy title itself, but betterbooktitles.com nonetheless entertains with some classic books re-titled.

"2B or not 2B?"
The Guardian alerts us to a new website offering...seriously?...artisanal pencil sharpening. Just in time for Xmas, and only $15 a pop. (I secretly love this.)

Chamber of Secrets
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden room in the National Library of India. As the Times of India explains (amidst numerous typos), the mysterious chamber has no doors or windows, measures 1,000 square feet, and no one knows what secrets it holds.

Fran Fan
It is endlessly irksome that the books of the great Fran Lebowitz remain out of print. Check out this interview on nymag.com and you'll understand why.

"You could use a mint."
The Trailer for Barney's Version is out, and it looks purdy dang funny.

Piracy Pain
Comics artist Colleen Doran has posted an excellent piece on The Hill about the true impact of online piracy, debunking the myth that "piracy isn’t nearly as dangerous to an artist as obscurity." (c/o The Casual Optimist)

Sunday Sundries will be on hiatus until February 2011.

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