When I was growing up I was much of a loner, all the way up until I
graduated high school. As cliche as it sounds, books were my only
friend. I don’t deny that I am a little out there, perhaps a bit
eccentric. Some people just don’t get me. One being my father. He can’t
understand why I read “those books”. This is the same man that will go
on for hours about the Yankees and knows every single fact about this
team since they began. I am seriously in awe of his memory.
Gag Me With the Remakes!
year when I heard Hollywood was possibly remaking the 1980's movie
classic Footloose, I was pretty okay with it. Then I heard other
remakes were in the works such as the horror classics like Friday the
13th (which was released this month), Last House on the Left and
Nightmare on Elm Street.But this
past week I heard about two remakes that really got my goat! (have no
When I tell you I was in The Music Man, your first thought would probably be: "Oh, were you Marian the Librarian?"
No, I was not Marian the Librarian! Just because I wear glasses and read a lot and look like someone who should know the Dewey Decimal system and my mother's name was Marian does not a Marian the Librarian make me. You think you're so smart.
As many of you probably know by now, my husband has created a new site for handmade artisans and buyers to come together called ByHand.
We're gearing up for a huge contest in March with seller submitted
items to give away, but in the meantime, we're trying to get the word
out about ByHand before the big contest. To do this, I'm having a
little mini contest on the forums at ByHand. The winner of the contest
will receive his or her choice of 8 soaps from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen.
Last year, The Willesden Herald announced that there would be no
winner in the 2008 short story competition. Zadie Smith, the final
arbiter after the panel of three judges made their recommendations,
could find no story good enough to win. The £5000 prize money was
donated to charity.
While visiting a Facebook fantasy fiction group, I found a discussion thread that piqued my interest: "Who is your all-time favorite character and why?" I expected people to say that they like certain characters because they are "strong" and "brave." But I didn't expect so many people to like characters with imperfections and fears. People like these characters because they are real and relatable.