Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Demented
Seriously, who has the time to do cost analyses of being the hero/ine of classic kids novels, adjusted for inflation?

Hipster
I have no idea what the hell this is, but the bandana-wearing hipster wannabes amongst you will probably love the David Foster Wallace Endnote Generator.

Schlemiel
This video of Fred Armisen playing Penny Marshal in a booktrailer has been making the rounds, but it is worth watching if you need a quick chuckle.

Restoration
Given that Walmart is one of the leading incarnations of all that is opposed to beauty in our world, there's something deliciously retributive about this former Walmart store converted into the world's largest library.

Weeds
Maybe bookstores are ultimately like weeds. Despite efforts by the world's MBAs to rationalize them out of existence, they just keep popping up wherever they can...defunct movie palace, abandoned glove factory, disused manure tank, etc...

Frankenstein
Here's something you won't see for sale on Amazon: Lord Byron's edition of Frankenstein, with inscription by the author. You can, however, buy it at auction from Peter Harrington Books for offers in excess of £350,000.

Shit
I think this girl sits behind me every night on the 504 King West street car and usually gets off around Shaw St. She is often on her cell phone. (You know who you are.)

 

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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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