Monday, May 26, 2008

On The Ever-Growing 'To Read' List

Some books that have landed on my own 'To Read' list:

Books by Firoozeh Dumas. I saw an interview with her here, while listening to Nahid Rachlin read an excerpt from Persian Girls at the same place. (which, by the way, I have just finished reading and will be commenting upon soon)

The Mary Todd Lincoln book.

The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak

The Maternal Is Political, Shari MacDonald Strong

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The First English Dictionary, 1604 and bits of typing

Stuff like this interests me because I am such a word geek. This too.

Two Reviews from Women's Review of Books to Check out

Just got the May/June 08 issue of Women's Review of Books and found some really interesting stuff:

The Insanity File: The Madness of Mary Todd Lincoln, Jason Emerson
Reviewed by Joan D. Hedrick

Sex without Procreation, Procreation without Sex: A review of two different books by Amy Agigian

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lit Mags I'm Reading (May '08)

Back issues of The Nation ('07 into '08)

Couple of The New Yorker's from April '08

Poets and Writers

The Writer, March/April/May '08



Autumn House (Coal Hill Review)


Recent issue of Hip Mama

The list goes on........

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Books Added To My Library Recently (May)

Healthy Child, Healthy World, Christopher Gavigan
Green Mom Finds Feature Here.

Persian Girls, Nahid Rachlin

The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

The Good German, Joseph Kanon

Mary Poppins (the original first book), P.L. Travers
(Much different from Disney!!)

Organic Body Care Recipes, Tourles
Featured at Green Mom Finds

Sick Planet, Stan Cox

The Copy Editor's Handbook, Einsohn

Star-Shaped Goodness

I took the advice of some fellow Green Moms and got these in the mail the other day.

They're star shaped, they're fun. They're BPA-free.

As a test run, I filled them up with grape juice. We'll see how they hold up. Expect a full-on review of these ice-cold babies!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mothering Magazine Wins Maggie Awards

The Maggie's, one of the most prestigious awards in the Western U.S., celebrates achievement in different areas of magazine publishing.

Mothering Magazine won in two categories: Best How-To and Best Signed Editorial.

Congratulations to Mothering!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Andi Silverman on WFUV Radio for Mother's Day

Andi Silverman, along with two other mom bloggers from New York City Moms Blog, were featured on WFUV's special Mother's Day (May 10th) edition of Cityscape. Living with kids in the city: the good, the bad and the ugly. Is it possible? Is it the 'right thing to do'?

Check in at the Mama Knows Breast site for more info.

Monday, May 12, 2008

CONTEST: Whirlpool Brand's Fourth Annual Mother Of Invention Grant Program

From the good people at Whirlpool:

This Mother's Day, May 11, Whirlpool brand will kick-off the fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program – just in time for the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. In the past three years, Whirlpool brand has recognized and helped more than 15 moms turn their innovative ideas into reality.

The Whirlpool brand Mother of Invention Grant Program provides seed money and expert guidance to moms to turn their invention, business or service ideas into full-fledged businesses. Contest winners receive:

§ A $20,000 grant for the grand prize winner

§ $24,000 in grant money for the four runners-up

§ Appliance prizes

§ Invitation to business boot camp where winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and industry experts

This year, we are greening the program by adding a new category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention.

More information and entry forms can be found at beginning May 11. Entries are accepted through July 31, 2008.

Whirlpool Mother Of Invention Press Release

Sunday, May 11, 2008

MotherVerse Magazine's Mother's Day Drive for MADRE

Our Drive: MotherVerse wants to support the great mother-centered organization MADRE this Mother's Day by donating a portion of all sales on Mother's Day to the organization. For every subscription(or single issue) ordered today MotherVerse will donate $3 to MADRE to help mothers around the world; including those most affected by the recent cyclone in Myanmar. So give the gift of MotherVerse, or treat yourself, and help mothers who need your support this Mother's Day.

You can also read the feature article Día de la MADRE: In Celebration of Mothers around the Globe in MotherVerse Issue #8.

And remember, MotherVerse offers easy to use gift certificates that can be automatically emailed or printed out and put in a card. If you already have a subscription to MotherVerse consider purchasing one for a friend, your local library, a nearby women's organization or doctor's office. MotherVerse appreciates your grassroots support!

(This was sent to me this morning by Melanie Mayo-Laakso, Editor-In-Chief of MotherVerse Magazine)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

New Poem at Literary Mama

My poem, Swimming (Stretchmarks) is up at Literary Mama this month. Quite pleased and very excited! Check it out.