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Archive for September, 2010

  • Hangover days

    It’s crazy to think that it’s all over for another year. I feel like I am living in limbo right now. Going to work doesn’t have the same urgency as it once did, in fact I think what I am feeling right now is… yes, could it be? Is that relaxation I am feeling? A […]

  • Reading the Rails, Part 6: Conclusion: Reading is Awesome

    By Heather Holditch As we approach The Word On The Street, I want to say a few words in support of reading. I recently began working as an intern for a publishing company. As an intern, I make zero dollars per hour; needless to say I have a hard time paying the bills. Where I […]

  • Reading the Rails, Part 5: The iPod and Other Distractions

    By Heather Holditch If you’re like me, you can read and listen to music at the same time. If you’re like me, trying to do even one more very simple thing — like, get off the subway at your stop, while reading and listening to music — is virtually impossible. Many times I have found […]

  • Festival News: Ask Yann Martel

    As you all may know, Man Booker award winning novelist Yann Martel is our headlining author at this year’s festival at Queen’s Park Toronto on Sunday, September 26, 2010! You may know him as the author of Self, Life of Pi, and, more recently, Beatrice & Virgil. Martel will be appearing on our Scotiabank Giller […]