Becky Toyne is a freelance books columnist, editor and literary event publicist. She is the “Should I Read It?” columnist for Day 6 on CBC Radio One, and a regular host and interviewer at literary events including the International Festival of Authors and Toronto Literary Salon. Find her online at www.beckytoyne.com
Contributors - Becky Toyne
Friday May 12, 2017
Her first book, The Girl on The Train, was a bestseller and a Hollywood blockbuster. Now Hawkins' follow-up, Into The Water, is a buzz book for 2017. Should you believe the hype?
Friday February 03, 2017
Paul Auster is back with his first novel in seven years, the 860-page 4321. It's an epic, ambitious take on four versions of the central character's life. But should you read it? Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne has the answer.
Friday September 09, 2016
Jonathan Safran Foer has been dividing readers since his first book, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Some love his style while others can't stand his work. Day 6 book columnist Becky Toyne joins us for a review of one of this season's most talked about releases ... and tells you if you should read it.
Friday June 17, 2016
On the beach, at the park or curled up in a hammock. Summer is here and so is our ultimate summer reading list. Day 6 book columnist Becky Toyne brings her Should I Read It Summer Reading List.
Friday May 06, 2016
Day 6 Books columnist Becky Toyne returns to talk about Don DeLillo's highly-anticipated new novel, "Zero K." Some critics say it's his best work since "Underworld." But should you read it? Becky Toyne weighs in.
Aaron Hagey-MacKay has been performing sketch comedy for over 10 years with his troupe, Jape. They won the Producer's Pick Award in 2008 at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and won the Best of the Fest Award at the Montreal Sketchfest in 2013. He's currently a Producer of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and a writer for TheBeaverton.com
Thursday March 27, 2014
Canada's lottery agencies are coming together to brainstorm a new national lottery that appeals to young adults, who aren't buying lotto tickets as frequently as their parents. Day 6 contributors Aaron Hagey-MacKay and Simon Pond imagine what a national lottery for Generation Y might be like....Listen 2:34
Thursday January 16, 2014
This week Google spent $3.2 billion on Nest, a company known for its high-tech thermostats. Day 6 contributors Aaron Hagey-Mackay and Courtney Walker bring us a romantically complicated look at the future of smart appliances.Listen 4:34