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What to do instead of reading a book today
I'm not sure how long this little timewaster Pinterest has been around, and I don't even really care so much what it is or what it's for (no doubt just another cute way to separate people from their personal information), but it does offer some entertaining book pages:

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

What if music albums, video games and movies were books?
Emily Dubin does some mighty fine book blogging at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. One of her latest offerings leads us to three designers who have been inspired by retro book-cover design to revision music albums, video games and movies as books.

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Want to date a (Canadian) writer? Read this first.
I would add: See them afforded quotable celebrity status on CBC.ca even though no one has ever heard of them.

Happy (belated) Birthday Charles Dickens.
The Economist offers the gift of your tabulated sales data.

Nuff said dep't
15,000 books about Abe Lincoln stacked in a tower. But of course.

UofT discovers publisher on its premises

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Big black book
Each of the 6,000 pages in Mishka Henner's new 12-volume, p.o.d. series entitled Astronomical represents one-million kilometers of our solar system. On page one, you’ll find a photo of the Sun. On Page 6000, Pluto. Get it? Needless to say, there's a lot of black ink in between. Want to check it out? Watch perhaps the most boring book trailer ever produced.

YASIV

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Bad sex!
It's that time of year again...the Literary Review has announced their shortlist for the Bad Sex (in fiction) Award, and The Guardian has the extracts.

Your vampires suck!
Says Anne Rice on Facebook of Stephanie Meyer (or words to that effect) reports The Hollywood Reporter. And she can't write worth a darn, adds Stephen King.

75 Books for Writers

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Mo Willems
ET has a fun interview with one of my favourite kids authors, Mo Willems, and a pre-view of his new Pigeon app.

Light reading
When an e-reader is loaded with thousands of books, does it gain any weight? Yes (but not much).

Reading by the lb.
Good thing Kindle doesn't "...sell books by the pound — $3.99/lb"

Tintin lessons

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Punctuation
whats the future of punctuation in the face of the internet

Data visualization
Who needs writers to tell stories?

Jonzeing for books
What do the books do after the shop closes?

Poet baker

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Occupy Libraries
Growing tired of drum circles? Try a book.

Model Sex
Ever wonder who the models were in the original Joy Of Sex? I always thought they looked like a couple of dirty hippies, but whatever floats your boat. The BBC looks back.

Wharton Writin'

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Book-o-lanterns
In honour of Hallowe'en, a gallery of literary Jack-O'-Lanterns, c/o Flavorwire.

Book bugs
Free pets with books withdrawn from Vancouver public libraries!

Tolkien drawings
100 rare Tolkien drawings were recently discovered at the Bodliean. More samples here.

Chip's Murakami

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