Learn about who is blogging on the street:
Inspirational Fiction Romance Author Rhonda Bowen writes for Kensington Publishing Corps (Dafina Books.) She has written two romance novels MAN ENOUGH FOR ME(2011) and her current release ONE WAY OR ANOTHER(2012.) Her books have been featured in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and LIBRARY JOURNAL. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario and is practicing in the field of Child and Youth Work. In the less hectic moments she enjoys spending time with her family, and hunting for the best vegetarian Indian food in Toronto. Visit her at www.rhondabowen.com or her blog Learning the Ropes.
Favourite Book: Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White by Claudia Mair Burney
Favourite Magazine: Chatelaine
Carol and Christine Sweeton
Opposite in every way but gender, this mother-daughter duo will review the five finalists for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards and provide insight from their unique and varied perspectives. A retired social worker, Carol Sweeton spends her time quietly reading, rug hooking, and gardening at her beach-front home in small-town Southern Ontario. While her busy and social daughter, Christine Sweeton, is a recent Literatures of Modernity Masters Graduate from Ryerson University who loves living and working in vibrant downtown Toronto; she is the sole author of the blog Always Standing. Joined by a love of The Word On The Street and reading in general, this pair will study year’s Toronto Book Awards finalists from differing angles of age, social interests, generation, lifestyle, geographic location, life experiences, and personality.
Carol’s Favourite Magazine: Cottage Life
Christine’s Favourite Book: A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Christine’s Favourite Magazines: Toronto Life and The Walrus