Friday, December 14, 2012

Birthday Colorstrology

I recently came across a book that pairs your birthday with a color and gave it a go for fun. Here's my color and what it says about me:


Colorstrology creates a personal color for every day of the year that embodies certain characteristics and qualities that help you to understand yourself and navigate the world that surrounds you.

According to Michele Bernhardt, "Your birthday color may or may not be your favorite color, but it is a color designed to nurture the real you to recognize, celebrate and honor your own TRUE COLORS. While your color preferences may change as you evolve, your birthday color remains constant."

To learn more about Colorstrology you can read "What Your Birthday Color Says About You" by Michele Bernhardt or visit www.colorstrology.com.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Lit Links & Scoops

Between moving, the holidays and getting a promotion at work things have been a bit hectic so please forgive my absence and enjoy some links to the most interesting news I've seen all recently.

Triple spiral, celtic triskele is sometimes called the spiral of life.
It was found in Newgrange site in Bronze age (or older) Ireland.
 It remained in Celtic art for 3,000 years.
Celts believed all life moved in eternal cycles,
regenerating at each point.
 All important things came in three phases:
birth, death and rebirth. Mind, body & spirit.
Slate curated a list of The Overlooked Books of 2012, which mentions both, I Am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran and Monstress by Lysley Tenorio that are worth a look.

Readers interested in Machismo and Mexico might take a look at ALMOST NEVER. By Daniel Sada featured in the NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 list. You can find more good reads with “Best of” lists created by NPR,Publishers WeeklyEsquireHuffPo and The Guardian

Deadspin made me laugh with their The Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog.

Women, social roles, and the intellectual situation. Whoosh!

Publishing's lack of Latino Literature put on blast here. But perhaps it's just a matter of awareness and accessibility  Blogger Mary Ann Reilly has curated an awe inspiring list of Latino/a Books for Elementary Children, see part 1, part 2, part 3. Nicely done, folks!

I am super excited about the Future of Consumer Intelligence conference I am working, not only do I get to head back to San Francisco but I get to hangout with some of the brightest minds who are shaping the high-technology revolution as it intersects with marketing and business opportunities for the future.

Speaking of mind melds, Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brain.

Mother Jones shines a light on sexism within the video game industry.

This etymology of the C-word makes me reconsider my hatred of it.

The perfect books to gift for the Holidays: Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla and This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz.

I love that Maria Popova, the mastermind of the Brain Pickings blog, was featured in the Times.

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for 2013 is now open for submissions.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative is asking some well-crafted questions of this kind in a survey I’d urge you to fill out.

A new initiative is focusing on libraries around the world as centers of social and economic change.



Monday, December 03, 2012

New Book: The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir By Domingo Martinez

Don't miss this book by Domingo Martinez. He is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and a Finalist for 2012 National Book Award.

A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980's, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become "real" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth insight into a previously unexplored corner of America.

Listen to Martinez read from The Boy Kings of Texas
 
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