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

Flugge's envelopes
On The Guardian, book publisher Klaus Flugge has contributed a gallery of charming envelopes he's received in the mail over the years, decorated with illustrations by children's authors he has published at Anderson Press.

Macaron anyone?
Cookbook author Dorrie Greenspan was in Paris recently and she found a curious place near the Louvre to buy what she says were some quite good pastries. "But of course," you say, "it's Paris!" Yes, but you might actually be surprised to find out who was selling them.

Moleskine app
I refuse to believe he would, but if Hemingway had an iPhone.

Eww
"... you only need consider the three very real climaxes you just had in your lady-softness.” Here's what you've been waiting for: a Tumblr of bad excerpts from romance novels.

Nabokov's butterflies
We all know that Nabokov was an entomologist, right?

Lit gifts
Everything but the books. (I actually own one of these. Note the slot for the wineglass. Very useful!)

Yummy lamb
After a few months hiatus (damn you CBC budget cuts!) Cookbook Club has been resurrected just in time for Easter, and lamb is on the menu! (For a good chuckle, be sure to scroll down to the inane reader comment about Jesus.)

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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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