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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Grote
NYTs magazine brings us an interactive gallery of covers for de Grote Gatsby (aka The Great Gatsby), as accumulated by the scholar and F. Scott Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli who spent his adult life stockpiling pulpy paperbacks, fancy slip-covers, French-flapped foreign editions, etc... to accumulate a trove now housed at the University of South Carolina.

Don'ts
Literary agents tell Writer Un-boxed what NOT to do when beginning a novel.

Diaries

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Natives

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Found
Carlos found $20,000 cash in a used book. He advertised it. A few people tried to claim it, but none could provide convincing facts. Six months on and he’s just about ready to keep it for himself.

Tent
Camping season is almost upon us and for the bookish Field Candy offers the book tent.

Reading

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Librarians
The coolest librarians alive? Come on, can’t we just agree that they are ALL cool.
 

Plates
Yum, yum! Bookplates of the famous.
 

Tips
33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer” Heh, some cute stuff in there, worth a scan.
 

Advice
Mouseover fun with writing advice from famous authors!

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

 

Worm
"50 Reasons You Should Be A Bookworm" from qwiklit.com. Clever, though I have to admit, I don't really get number one, and Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favourite books. If nothing else, this is an excellent collection of book covers to browse.

 

Type
Ever wonder what the hell typographers are talking about? Yeah, me neither. Anyway, this nicely designed glossary lays it all out.

 

Like

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Loaners
There is something sad (or maybe just crappy?) about a book that sits in a library never having been borrowed. Sad or crappy, there's something brilliant about making a gallery exhibit out of such books.

Small
A Japanese book of flowers called "Shiki no Kusabana", with pages measuring only 0.75 millimetres, is hoping for the title of the world's smallest printed book.

Don't

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Hobbies
So you want to be a writer, eh? Perhaps first consider some recent notes on the desperately broken state of the business model for freelance journalism, one of the few ways writers used to be able to make a living at their trade.

Selfies

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

BEE
Is or isn’t Bret Easton Ellis writing a new novel? Flavorwire dissects his twitter feed for clues.

Cake
Let them eat...30 Gorgeous and Delicious Literary Cakes

Rath

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Arrrrgh!
Neuroscientist and writer Daniel J. Levitin met Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz, when he was eight years old. The experience made him cry.

Uggggh!
“Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.”

Ohhhh!

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