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Poetry bomb
From the Miami New Times, a video about a woman who vandalizes thrift-shop clothing with poetry, but in a good way.

Romance is sickening
In a surprisingly entertaining piece, The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care wonders: Are romance novels messing with readers' heads?

Good books, bad video
Here is proof positive that video does not make your website automatically more dynamic and enjoyable. Could AbeBooks have made this visit to The Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design exhibit any less engaging?

George Bernard Shaw, buck naked
For those of you who have been dreaming of the day when the Internet would bring you downloadable photos of playwright George Bernard Shaw in the nude, rejoice that day is here! That link is for a pdf download (you've been warned!) of the exhibition catalogue for a photography show entitled "George Bernard Shaw: Man and Cameraman", currently mounted at the – ahem – Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village in Wiltshire, England. According to The Guardian, the show is drawn from some 10,000 images in the Shaw archive held at the museum, and, as can be seen in the pdf, it includes a number of old GBS in his birthday suit.

Letterpress for the iPad?
Oh, they are just messing with us now.

Take 7 tablets and call me in the morning
Speaking of tablets, here's a blog post about 7 cool platforms for tablet publishing.

A palace of your own
Courtesy of The Telegraph, 15 literary homes to drool over.

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.

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