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

Murals
Books on Buildings: 20 Bookish Murals From Around the World.

Library
More beautiful paintings of books, by Danae Falliers.

Cheeseburger
A library card bearing the signature of a 13-year-old Elvis Presley was sold at auction for $7,500, doubling estimates.

Hatchet
The Omnivore has named the 2013 recipient of the "Hatchet Job" award, for the most savage and entertaining literary review... and the winner is...

Algorhythms
Some nerds have devised an algorithm thingy that finds random tweets written in iambic pentameter and assembles them into rhyming couplets.

Bestbuy
How to become a bestselling author? Just buy your way in, explains the Wall St Journal.

fiddy
And just to remind us that it's not all fake, here are the top 50 all time bestsellers from the NYTs.

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SHAUN SMITH is a novelist and award-winning journalist in Toronto, Canada. His young-adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in 2009 by the Dundurn Group. His book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs is available on Kindle and is forthcoming in paperback from Tightrope Books in spring 2013. shaunsmith.ca

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.

Go to Shaun Smith ’s Author Page