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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Bad sex!
It's that time of year again...the Literary Review has announced their shortlist for the Bad Sex (in fiction) Award, and The Guardian has the extracts.

Your vampires suck!
Says Anne Rice on Facebook of Stephanie Meyer (or words to that effect) reports The Hollywood Reporter. And she can't write worth a darn, adds Stephen King.

75 Books for Writers
Or rather, would-be writers.

"You are scum"
I wonder if in the future they will publish rejection emails. Here are some good old-fashioned rejection letters, for works by some pretty famous authors.

Embroidered books
ABEbooks has gathered a rather pretty collection of embroidered books.

Dali in Wonderland
Brain Pickings has a collection of illustrations by Salvador Dali for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

BitterTorrent
Publishers have begun suing BitTorrent users who pirate their books.

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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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