Best New Books to Read This Fall

So Pumpkin Spice Latte has become the contemporary North American symbol for autumn, has it? Well, that's all fine and good: I love a good PSL as much as the next person, and fall is the best season of all. But why does the story stop there? After you buy or brew a PSL, fall doesn't stop there. What do you do next, when you have your beloved PSL in hand?  You have three options: rake leaves, find your way out of a corn maze, or read. The first two sound hard and boring after you Instagram one good shot. ...more
Blog titles with best books to read ALWAYS catch my eye. Thanks for the recommendations. I added ...more

I Can't Trust John Grisham After Hearing Him Defend Pedophiles, Can You?

John Grisham : former attorney, best-selling author, apologist for sex offenders who watch child porn. Grisham recently gave an interview to The Telegraph discussing the U.S. legal system, including what he sees as harsh punishments against men who "got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." ...more
Ms. Wanda and South Asian men.more

5 Best Walking Dead Premiere Moments

Wow is The Walking Dead back! The show racked in 17.3 million viewers on Sunday night. It beat out Sunday Night Football for ratings. Does that register? Walkers totally beat out sports. That is just crazy, plus The Walking Dead is an AMC show and is not even on network TV. TWD just keeps getting bigger and bigger each and every year. Image: AMC ...more
You were so right Erin!!!!!more

Defending the End of 'Gone Girl'

SPOILERS AHEAD. BEWARE. My husband and I pretended to be wild young things last night and went to the late showing of Gone Girl. I've been excited about the movie for a long time, having loved the book, and my husband was game since he's a big fan of director David Fincher. I walked out with a super thrilled and satisfied grin, and when I asked my husband what he thought, he said it was great ... except for the end. ...more
I thought the ending was ridiculous.  In fact a real let-down.  However with that said, I still ...more

3 Reasons To Read (and Watch) Sexy, Scottish 'Outlander'

I tuned into the Outlander series on STARZ without knowing much about it. I was intrigued by the promos airing months leading up to premiere. Well, saying I was hooked with Outlander after the first episode aired, it would be putting it mildly. All my TV and writing time just went out the window. ...more
As an historical fiction writer and avid Diana Gabaldon fan, I've read the entire series of ...more

It's Okay to Admit Motherhood Is Hard, Kate Winslet

I stumbled across this article over at HuffPost which made much of a statement given in the November issue of Marie Claire about being a working mom....more
"motherhood is hard. For all of us. Period." so agree with the authormore

Let's Talk About Why This Amanda Bynes Thing Isn't Funny

Guys, can we talk about Amanda Bynes for a sec?  I really didn’t want to do this, but I feel like we have to. So, yeah… Amanda. ...more
Odessa Jones 100%!  Agree with you on all points.  Thanks for reading/commenting!more

Why You'll Love to Hate 'Red Band Society'

For the last few years, millions of people have happy/ugly cried their way through readings and viewings of The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay -- two young adult novels embraced by "regular" adults and therefore embraced by Hollywood for conversion onto the big screen. So what happens when the public spends a bunch of money on stories about kids dying of cancer or trapped in a coma? You get the Red Band Society. Image: Fox ...more
I fell into Honey Boo Boo's show on TV when traveling, and could barely stop watching it even as ...more

Why Writers Should Watch 'The Voice'

Last spring, my husband traveled seven weeks in a row for business. My ten-year-old daughter and I bonded with him over The Voice. ...more
I'm agree with you.more

Twitter's Tripping Over Raven-Symoné 's "Colorless" Comments

Actress Raven-Symoné recently declared herself "colorless" to Oprah Winfrey, saying she didn't want to be labeled as African-American, or as gay. Oprah, great mother to the misguided, tried to warn Symoné that she'd take some heat for her assertion, but the younger woman didn't care. ...more
powermove7 Nobody talked about Raven's family in this piece. Are you going around trying to do ...more