I had plans to read Room a long time ago, but for the last two years I kept getting sucked into series after series, so I kept putting it on the back burner. Part of me is glad I waited to read it, and a part of me wishes I would have read it sooner. I know...
I wanted to announce a new non-profit program I'm working on to help put books in children's homes for free. I'm taking donations of books to resell for a low price to sponsor and host free book fairs at schools or children. Check out (and like) the Faceboo...
Check out storyaday.org for inspiration this month! There are many ways to celebrate being a writer. Last month was National Poetry Writing Month (or NaPoWriMo) and we talked several times about that. The month of May however, is Short Story Month ! I'm re...
Every year, I make new goals for myself. Usually they are really subtle goals, because it takes a lot for me to change and I'm not afraid to admit it. I really like change most of the time, but it's really hard for me to get used to it because I am a person...
The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) I got it from one of my aunts for Christmas when I was 10 (you'll find that that's a common occurrence from my childhood - all of my aunts took to buying me tons of books). I have always read everyt...
I'm out of commission for the next 726 pages. I have several books to give reviews on, but I'm currently on the last installment of The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire which came out on Tuesday, so I'll have to get back with you on that. R...
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Ariel Castro cries as his home, where he held 3 women captive, is demoli...
USA Today reported on Wednesday that demolition crews began tearing down Ariel Castro's former house of horror after one of three young wome
Dead dolphins mysteriously washing up on East Coast shores
According to ABC News on Tuesday, an extremely high number of dolphins have been washing up on East Coast shores this past month, but scient
Study: Stem cells taken from urine can be used to create teeth
Scientists have found a way to grow human teeth from stem cells taken from their urine, according to a report from Fox News on Tuesday, July
Wikileaks case: Manning acquitted of aiding enemy, convicted of other ch...
According to the Associated Press on Tuesday, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets
Explosions reported at Florida Blue Rhino gas plant, workers reported mi...
According to Reuters early Tuesday morning, a series of explosions rocked a Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida late Monday nigh
FDA sunscreen warning: Spray-on sunscreen may catch fire near open flame
According to Fox News Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer update for spray-on sunscreen, warning that it may cat
Decongestants taken during pregnancy linked to rare birth defects
Fox News reported on Tuesday that a new study shows decongestant medications taken in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise a child's r
Kate Middleton and Prince William leave hospital with baby boy (Photos)
According to the Huffington Post, Kate Middleton and Prince William left St. Mary's Hospital at 7:14 pm BST on Tuesday July 23rd with their
Amanda Bynes detained for 5150 involuntary hold for mental health evalua...
According to ABC News on Tuesday, Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a 72-hour mental evaluation after being involved in a disturbance l
Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy...
Reuters reported on Monday that Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, their first child who will be third in line t
Jenny McCarthy to join 'The View' as new, permanent co-host in September...
According to ABC News, Barbara Walters announced on Monday that Jenny McCarthy will join the ABC talk show "The View" in September. In a sta
Zimmerman jury reaches verdict: George Zimmerman not guilty
According to USA Today jurors on the George Zimmerman case reached a not guilty verdict Saturday night after turning to the judge on clarifi
George Zimmerman trial: Jury can consider manslaughter option (Video)
According to AFP on Thursday, the judge of the high-profile George Zimmerman case, who was accused of shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, r
Eliot Spritzer and Anthony Wiener: What do their candidacies say about w...
Last year's battle with the GOP over women's reproductive rights was a hot topic during the presidential election, but two men accused of de
Jessica Simpson, fiance Eric Johnson welcome baby boy Ace Knute
According to ABC News on Monday, Jessica Simpson gave birth to her second child, a son named Ace Knute on Sunday. Simpson, 32, confirmed pre
Cirque du Soleil performer killed from 50-ft fall during Las Vegas show
According to Fox News on Monday morning, Sarah Guyard-Giullot, a 31-year-old veteran Cirque Du Soleil ariel acrobat fell 50 feet to her deat
Instagram challenges Vine app by adding 15-second video feature, 13 new ...
On Thursday, Facebook added a new feature to Instagram allowing users to record 15 seconds of video, rivaling Vine's 6-second capability, ac