What has been your favourite book [or blog or magazine] you've read this year? (Author: Carolyn Rubenstein)
Yes, magazines. I know they’re going the way of the Dodo, but for me they are a mainstay. As a parent of four busy kids, I seem to live in my truck taking the kids here-there-everywhere and there is a ridiculous amount of wait time. Sometimes I fill my time talking – on the phone or in person – but usually I have a collection of magazines to distract and fulfill me:
Canadian House & Home | I’ve had this subscription forever and love it
Oprah | I miss her on television everyday. The magazine is brilliant and with every issue I learn a lot of good, empowering stuff
Vanity Fair | I’ve been a fan since the days of the Regan presidency and Dominic Dunn’s salacious stories and speculations
Martha Stewart Living | I long ago realized I’m not Martha Stewart and don’t want to be, but wow, what she has done is amazing – and the photography is stellar
Whole Living | LOVE this magazine. It gets me, where I am, today
The Simple Things | Holy smokes! I read the first issue and immediately subscribed
Click | This is going to be a favourite, of that I’m sure
More | Wow, and age appropriate woman’s magazine. I’ve enjoyed everything about it so far
Best Health | One of the lovely things about Canadian Magazines is that it tells me about things I can get here at home
Anna | One issue in and looking forward to the next
Seeing the Everyday | Arrives in a brown envelope each month, so simple and inspiring
Fine Cooking | I’m a fan of the “fresh” issues. As a non-cook they are very helpful
Artful Blogging | Ah yes. One day!
The articles are just long enough to fill the time spent waiting in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre after school. You know, when you have to arrive a half hour early in order to safely park without threat of crazy parents frantically arriving late to collect their little precious while putting everyone in harms way? Yep. That’s how I prefer things.
Be a little early; get a little productive and educated.
As for books, not many were read, but there was one standout: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. It was chilling and stays with me still in it's casual horror. Seriously scary stuff. The whole book was good: beginning, middle and end. That's exactly what I need. A book that doesn't disappoint at the end.