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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

What if music albums, video games and movies were books?
Emily Dubin does some mighty fine book blogging at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. One of her latest offerings leads us to three designers who have been inspired by retro book-cover design to revision music albums, video games and movies as books.

Lord of the Flies
Of course you will remember that I blogged some aeons ago about The Guardian's contest for young readers to design a new cover for William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Well, here's an interview with the winner, Amy Baxter. And here's a gallery of the shortlist (Amy's is number 3 in the gallery.)

"No, I don't have a television."
"Gripping! Provocative! Riveting!"...Sh*t Book Reviewers Say. (Stick with it, it gets pretty funny.)

Fascinating for its diversity if nothing else
The 50 most influential books of the last 50 (or so) years, according to SuperScholar.org.

Fascinating because the website is just so much fun to play with
The 100 best opening lines from books, according to Stylist.co.uk.

Want to play Angry Birds while appearing to be an intelligent person in a tree?
These folks have just the thing for you.

I have an...
idea!

 

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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