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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Copycats

Why do so many books about Africa have virtually identical cover designs?

Zombies

Bestsellers brainwash you to think like everyone else.

Circles

I recently pointed you at a Casual Optimist blog post about book covers featuring triangles. Now he's got one about concentric circles.

Wants

For sale: One Tin Tin in a space suit, with white dog (similarly clad) and their moon rocket.

Next

Here a great infographic about novels that successfully predicted the future.

Places

Enjoy The 25 Greatest Homes in Literature.

Flux

The Atlantic asks: What is a book?

Shaun Smith is a novelist and an award-winning journalist. His work has appeared in numerous national publications including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC.ca and Quill & Quire. In 2013, his book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs was published by Tightrope Books. In 2009, his novel Snakes & Ladders was published by Dundurn. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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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