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Archive for August, 2010

  • Reading the Rails, Part 5: Digital Readers

    By Heather Holditch Only once have I seen someone read a Kobo — or any other digital reader— on the bus. Granted, that was a few months ago, and now that Chapters is selling digital readers in store they might become more popular, however, digital readers have always struck me as a little strange. The […]

  • Festival news: It’s Contesting Time!

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s The Word On The Street 2010 contesting! Woo-hoo. We have an office full of books and other prizing that is calling out for a good home. Who will be the lucky winners this year? It could be… YOU! In the next five weeks leading up to […]

  • Festival News: Adopt an Author today!

    It’s official! August marks the launch of Adopt an Author 2010.  Since Aug. 4, we have already had 14 adoptions, an overwhelming response! Adopt an Author is a chance for The Word On The Street Toronto to both raise money for the festival and promote the many fabulous authors attending this year.  It also allows […]

  • Reading the Rails, Part 4: Short Fiction and Poetry

    Riding the subway or bus, I have seen a wide array of reading material. Surprisingly, I’ve noticed a fair number of epic tomes: Anna Karinina, The Lord of the Rings, and even a 600+ page Milton Berle biography (in hard cover no doubt). In my books, any reading is good reading, and if you are […]