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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Dodgeball > Reading?
PBS reports on a new study showing that kids who study hard and who are also physically active in sports are smarter than those who only study hard. (I did neither and look where I ended up.)

Nice Threads
You know, I read the explanation twice and I still have no idea what the heck this thread-bedecked book pretends to be about, but it certainly looks cool.

Old Books, New Art
My favourites are the slice of cake and the push broom.

Reader's Block
Read Geoff Dyer's superb essay on losing the appetite for reading. Or don't.

Penguin Typewriter
Who was it that said they prefer the typewriter to the computer because it comes with a built-in printer? (Thanks to the CasOpt.)

Swimmer
First, isn't this just a wonderful vintage cover to Cheever's collected stories? Second, why can't anyone get past "The Swimmer"? It's a great one, but he had so many marvelous other tales. Oh well, enjoy said story being read by Anne Enright, c/o The New Yorker.

A Prince of a Bookseller
The venerable bookseller Bryan Prince, founder of Bryan Prince Books, in Hamilton, Ontario, has retired and passed the gauntlet to his long-time staffers Tracey Higgins and Kerry Cranston. Adieu Bryan, thanks for your years of dedicated service to the industry. (with video)

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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.

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