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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

illuminati
Spanish designers luzinterruptus recently mounted a weird but haunting installation of illuminated (not in the way you think) books under the Brooklyn Bridge.

lego
Illustrator and children's book author Christoph Niemann is promoting his fun new book, called I Lego New York, on his New York Times blog. He offers a series of images for which he employed Lego blocks in somewhat unpredictable ways to depict The Big Apple.

remakes
Charlie Jane Anders, at io9, has an entertaining screed against the coming wave of classic sci-fi-movie remakes (and gawd, there's a lot of them!), offering suggestions for alternates from books not yet made into films.

e-readers
This actually goes back a bit, but it is worth a peek. PCWorld has a gallery of some of the many e-readers that will be hitting the market this year.

penguins
Penguin Ceo John Makinson speculated last week on how "books" might morph on the iPad, presenting a video of what such books might look like.

adolph
Hitler has responded to the launch of the iPad. (And it ain't pretty.)

garbage
Book designer Craig Mod shares his thoughts on how the digital book could be an improvement over disposable printed books.

(RED)
The Creative Review tells us that "Penguin has collaborated with AIDS awareness fund (RED) and a team of designers to produce new covers for eight Penguin Classics." Why on Earth did it take so long for a publisher to join this initiative?

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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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