Thursday, December 29, 2005

Literary Mama

I've always had a passion for books

I recently received an email from Amazon.com with a book recommendation. As a librarian I'm always interested in readers advisory and am always curious to see what books are recommended based on books that I buy from them. This time they were letting me know that the book Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined by Andrea Buchanan was coming out in paperback. I hadn't heard of this book and was surprised that a book on "mothers who think" had slipped past my radar. I clicked on it to see what it was about. It sounded pretty good and mentioned that the writings in the book were the best of the best from the online magazine literarymama.com. Of course I was on the site in a flash. It looked fantastic! There were many links to writings of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and the like. On the sidebar I noticed there was a blog!! The blog looked like it is updated regularly and has lots of food for thought for the mama-type.

There was also a post about an article found here about mommy blogging. It talks about blogging as an outlet for mothers to "speak their truth". This certainly applies not only to mothers. I think this applies to any blogger, writer, artist, creator. So, what is YOUR truth?

4 comments:

May said...

WOW. Awesome link I look forward to exploring over there! =) Thanks for sharing it!

la vie en rose said...

what a great link. i can't wait to explore it some more!

Mignon said...

Good question. My personal mom truth is that sometimes I don't like my job and it's hard to articulate and expound on that to anyone except another mom who has both worked in and out of the home. Because she will agree and also know without my saying that it's also my dream job and I wouldn't trade it for Chief Truffle Taster at Van Duyn's or CEO of Cool Gadgets Inc.

twistedsoda said...

The truth for me is that I would love to have a child of my own but...fear that may never come true. Its what I dream of every night and am so sweetly jealous of all of you beautiful mama's out there!