Science, As Though Written by Cosmopolitan? Brilliant!

If Cosmo magazine, your high school textbook and your phone chats with your BFF had a baby, it would be Megan Amram's new book Science... For Her. ...more

10 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once

Books have the profound capacity to stay with us for the rest of our lives. Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone. A ...more

13 Things I Can Say That Taylor Swift Can’t

Taylor Swift's new album, 1989, came out on October 27th. It was a very Monday feeling Monday so I ran to my local Target, bought the deluxe version, and have been blasting Taylor's album during my commute for the past two weeks. One of the first ...more

Why My Whole Family Loved "Big Hero 6"

My kids had been counting down the days until Big Hero 6 was released.  Now that we have seen it, they are counting down the days until it is available for purchase.  I knew from the previews that my son would love this movie but wasn’t ...more

7 Reasons Why I Refuse to Be Eaten Alive By an Anaconda

On December 7th, the Discovery Channel will air "Eaten Alive," pretaped footage of a man being swallowed alive by an anaconda. ...more

Why We Still Need Diverse Books: Lemony Snicket Author's Series of Unfortunate, Racist Jokes

This is why we can’t have diverse books. Author Jacqueline Woodson received the National Book Award Wednesday night for her young adult memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, a moment every writer dreams of… only to become the subject of an unfortunate attempt at humor by the event’s host, Daniel Handler, author the wildly popular Lemony Snicket series of children’s books. ...more
HapaMamaGrace Great post, Grace! However, I think a few of your links are broken? :)more

That Time I Started Playing Dungeons & Dragons for a Blog Post...

I recently went on a deep undercover writing assignment. My goal was to infiltrate a local Dungeons & Dragons group and make them believe I could be one of them, just for one night, so that I could write about the shenanigans that are role playing games. I wanted to try something new, and my boyfriend kept going on and on about Pathfinder (which is an off shoot of Dungeons & Dragons, basically) so I figured hey, I could go for 4 hours and give it a shot, blog about it, and then move on. That was six months ago. The reason I didn’t write the blog post was because I’m still playing it and you know what? It’s really cool. ...more
I really enjoyed your story of joining the tribe of D&D adventurers!  I went to my first D&D ...more

Don Lemon Joins Whoopi Goldberg in Using Victim-Blaming Tactics to Defend Bill Cosby Against Rape Accusations

Editor's note: NBC has cancelled its planned project with Bill Cosby after accusations that he has sexually assaulted over a dozen women. Yesterday, Netflix announced it is postponing the launch of his comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which was set to release on Nov. 28.—Julie ...more
I've been completely over Whoopi Goldberg ever since her comments on how it wasn't "rape rape" ...more

Help, I Have an Audiobook! Now what?

I'm super excited to be sharing the news that the first book in my Skycastle series is now available as an Audiobook! Listening to it is super weird--to me, since I wrote it.  But, I'm also super happy to say that the narrator did an outstanding job reading the story, truly. He just got the humor and the comedic timing and the characters. I would love, love, LOVE to share this with readers--heck, I'd give it away free if I could :)...more

Why We Still Need Diverse Books: Lemony Snicket Author's Series of Unfortunate, Racist Jokes

This is why we can’t have diverse books. Author Jacqueline Woodson received the National Book Award Wednesday night for her young adult memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, a moment every writer dreams of… only to become the subject of an unfortunate attempt at humor by the event’s host, Daniel Handler, author the wildly popular Lemony Snicket series of children’s books. ...more
HapaMamaGrace Great post, Grace! However, I think a few of your links are broken? :)more

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Gets a 12th Season on Fox

“So You Think You Can Dance” season 11 on Fox “So You Think You Can Dance” is my favorite show on television. It means a great deal to this former dancer and dance instructor to see some of the country’s finest dancers and choreographers celebrated in a way that puts them front and center rather than behind someone else, as is usually the case. Season 11’s ratings weren’t the best, so I’m thrilled that Fox will give the show a 12th season ....more

Too Much is Never Enough in Food Network Land

Original Image by: Beverley Goodwin ...more

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Trailer: The Bellas Are Back & They’re Bringing Hailee Steinfeld

It’s too early to call Pitch Perfect a cult movie but it does have a huge following on Tumblr. The 2012 musical comedy was directed by Jason Moore and starred Anna Kendrick as Beca, a college freshman who finds herself joining an a capella group full of misfit girls. She pushes the group, called The Bellas, to get out of their comfort zone of traditional melodies and start singing mash-ups... ....more

Broward Meals On Wheels Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Raises More Than $12,000 At Destination Soiree

More than 100 members of the South Florida community attended Broward Meals on Wheels’ 30th anniversary celebration on November 6, 2014. Celebrating 30 years of fighting senior hunger in the community, BMOW hosted the trendy event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at their headquarters in Plantation, located at 451 N. State Road 7....more
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Event: December, A Month of Favorites!

All December-long, Estella's Revenge, ...more

Possible Leading Ladies to Join Lee Seung Gi in Kill Me Heal Me

I get super curious whenever a big K-drama starts casting and the interest is exponentially multiplied if one of the leads is cast first and is someone I love. Such is the case with Kill Me Heal Me that is … Continue reading → ...more

throwback thursday: star trek

I have been enjoying following bird of the galaxy's flickr feed, which highlights some great stills and behind-the-scenes images from the original Star Trek series. Alternate-universe Spock Who knew Kirk had rhythm? She almost could be checking her iPhone Tribbles! ...more

Review: A SPY AMONG FRIENDS, by Ben Macintyre

A Spy Among Friends, by Ben Macintyre. Published 2014 by Crown. Nonfiction, History, Cold War.Here's another great page-turner by one of my favorite writers of nonfiction ....more