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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Labour Day weekend is here and that means so is the the fall book season. Below, a roundup of roundups, gathering fall book lists from media sources across the web.

Globe & Mail
Now with less content and purdy pictures the Globe's fall preview provides a slideshow scroller of book covers.

Toronto Star
Frequent Star reviewer James Grainger assembles his list of the dozen "most hotly anticipated" new novels this fall.

National Post
Mark Medley admirably took the time to chat with a few publishers — large and small — for his roundup in the National Post, giving readers a list of top picks and some perspective from insiders.

Ottawa Citizen
Carla Luchetta's highly readable and wide-ranging roundup in the Ottawa Citizen features perhaps the best photograph of Margaret Attwood that this reader has ever seen.

The Lone Canuck
Peggy is the only Canuck to make the Wall Street Journal's list.

San Fran
The San Francisco Chronicle certainly has the longest list.

Polar opposites
Both the Financial Times and the Village Voice provide mini-roundups of new rock'n'roll novels.

Elsewhere
Because I know you have a burning need to know, here's what they'll be reading in Dubuque, Iowa; San Antonio, Texas; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Why read?
And finally, the examiner.com (Who dat?) asks why read when you can go to the movies? They provide a list of 22 new fall movies, all born from books.

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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