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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Beattie bashing
Whether or not you like the sort of "poetic" works of CanLit that Steven Beattie slammed a while back in his Notes & Queries essay "Fuck Books", or even if, like me, you couldn't give a rodent's buttocks about such books (sorry canon), it is still fun to see Geist magazine chuckin' rocks at Beattie's glass house.

And oddly, also knives
Jane Mount, recently profiled in the NatPo, paints bookshelves.

The lives of bookstore cats
Chronicled in the San Francisco Chronicle.

How Dr Seuss won $50 (and earned a whole lot more)
Green Eggs & Ham turned 50 last week. A notable anniversary, we learn from this ABC news video, because the book was written by Dr Seuss after his editor bet him $50 that he couldn't write a book using just 50 words.

A house of one's own
Here's a very cool site devoted to writers' houses (all American, but still worth checking out).

DIY of the week
How to turn old paperbacks into hardcovers, courtesy of ohdeedoh.com.

Notes from the underground
NPR examines the effects of art inspired by Dostoyevsky in the Moscow Subway.

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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