Magazine Monday

Its that time of the week again where I highlight the magazines I got this past week. Did you get any? This week’s post is all bought magazines.

Parents October 2010
Family Fun October 2010
Womans World October 4th
People October 4th
Us Weekly October 4th

Montreal Families

Montreal Families is a local magazine that is filled with great articles and activities happening in the city in October. With school back in there is always a head lice note that is sent home so knowing what to do is important. I know some cities in the US has this type of magazine out. I love reading this because I am able to find out what is happening in the city (I live in the burbs and this info is not always known to us) for family activities and can plan outings this way.

This week in US Weekly they mentioned the new show starting on TLC called Sister Wives. Is anyone going to watch it?

One article that I enjoyed reading was Homeless to Harvard author ” I can finally give back?” Liz Murray’s new book Breaking Night just came out and its already hit the New York Times Best Seller List. In 2003 there was actually a lifetime movie made about her. She was born in NYC to drug addicted parents with HIV. Growing up when her and her sister had no food they took to eating chapstick and toothpaste. They went to school disoriented from hunger and made fun of because of their dirty clothes and lice. Liz’s mother died from aids and when she was 15 her life spiraled out of control she was dating a druggie and living in sleazy motel rooms. It took a woman down the hall to be murdered to make Liz snap out of it and make a change. I loved the message behind her story and that is to “take responsibility over your own life and don’t blame others for your misfortune.”

I didn’t notice this click here to see it until I got home in this past weeks issue of People magazine. I enjoyed the article on Marlo Thomas, did you know she has a book coming out September 28th called Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny? I also enjoyed the article on Jennifer Grey. Wonder how far she will get on Dancing With The Stars?

I always pick up Family Fun because its a great monthly magazine. Always filled with a ton of crafts and things to do that we love doing on ped days. This issue was the Halloween issue so there was custom ideas and some great crafts. I will include some pictures next month.

Parents magazine is something I don’t always pick up unless there is something on the cover that peaks my interest. This month there was several headlines that caught my attention such as the Halloween section (costumes, games and treats), bully proof your child (although this really isn’t an issue at Michael’s school), bake sale treats (always nice to read for ideas) and finlly a grocery list make over.

Once I started to flip through the magazine I realized that the grocery list make over wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I actually thought a make over instead it was an alphabet of different foods to add to your list such as egg plant, fava beans, hummus etc. I ended up enjoying the article Remedies for the Witching Hour, surefire strategies for preventing evening meltdowns. Having kids you know how stressfull dinner time can be and making it through that hour is critical without someone loosing their cool. Some of the tips were before beginning your evening routine get outside for a bit to unwind, have a kiddie cocktail hour, get kids involved in meal prep, and a few others.

This is what I read and enjoyed, what about you?

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Magazine Monday

Its that time of the week again when I show case the magazines I bought or received in the mail.

I don’t tend to buy alot of magazines on a weekly bases and if I do its because of an article or the cover that catches my eye.

This weeks loot is:

In Touch Weekly Sept 27 issue
Womans World

Subscriptions:Canadian Living October issue
Chatelaine October issue

Borrowed from Library:
I just discovered these Magazines this summer at the library and they are called New York Tines Book Review. I got Aug 8th, Aug 22 and Aug 29 issues. They are a weekly book review newspaper like magazine. Not only do they have book reviews but they also have the Best Sellers list (Fiction, Non Fiction, trade fiction, mass market fiction,etc) along with the Editors Choice. This is something I would like to subscribe to but its a little pricy for me so I will continue to borrow them from the library.

I love buying Womans World every week because there is always great recipes such as Warm Ginger Spiced Apple Cider and tomato & corn salad, books this week its Sophie Kinsella’s Mini Shopaholic and Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie and many great articles such as how to sail through allergy season sniffle free, 5 ways on how to get back to sleep (which I need) and bed bugs plus many more.

As for People and Us Weekly I like picking them up for a quick read. People this week had a great book section. They mentioned The Wave by Susan Casey (this sounds really good), and out in paperback is Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, Where the Money Went by Kevin Canty and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel(which I am dying to read but sadly I don’t like the paper back cover)plus other books mentioned were Mini Shopaholic, Salvation City, Half Empty, Rock What you got (she was on the view last week) and lastly Some We love, Some we Hate, Some we Eat by Hal Herzog. Thanks to the article Fresh Crops I actually took one of the haircuts and had my hair done like theirs.

I don’t subscribe to too many magazines as you can see to date from these posts. This past week was the time that Canadian Living and Chatelaine came in. I was thrilled to get Canadian Living because our Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we always have turkey/chicken (tons of leftovers)and there was 10 recipes for turkey/chicken left overs which I will be trying them out as well has Harvest Bounty recipes (I love trying new recipes). There was also an article on hassle free homework tips which thankfully I read and thankfully we don’t have an issue with homework yet since Michael is only in grade 2.

Another great Canadian magazine is Chatelaine and I have been reading this for ages now. I checked online and unfortunetly they don’t have the October Issue online yet but once they do I will link that in a future Magazine Monday post. For the October issue there are recipes for Thanksgiving and pizza night. I love homemade pizza. I loved the October book Club section as it was jammed filled with great titles such as Nightfall (Michael Cunningham), Safe Haven (Nicholas Sparks), I love your laugh (Jessica Holmes), The Night Bookmobile ( Audrey Niffenegger)and many other titles. Also was an excerpt of Mini Shopaholic. Which I read and makes me want to read my copy of Mini Shopaholic all the more.

So what great Thanksgiving recipes do you enjoy? What magazine articles caught your attention this past week?

Have you read any of the books mentioned in this post?

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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Toying with this idea

For about the past month or so I have been toying with an idea and its really funny because I am always thinking about it. Actually the name is always popping into my head and I am just not sure how I want to work this feature. I have a few ideas but I guess I would like to know what you guys think and your input would be greatly appreciated.

So the name of this feature will be called Magazine Monday and I would be using this as my regular Monday post/feature.

As you can see from the picture below this is some of the magazines I have (recently taken). I subscribe to three monthly magazines: Canadian Living, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent. Plus I tend to buy on a weekly bases Woman’s World and People and as for monthly I always pick up Family Fun and usually what ever peaks my interest when I am at the cash.

What about you, what magazines do you get?

Okay so what do you guys think of this new upcoming feature and what would or wouldn’t you like to see? Is this something I should persue?

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