9 Quotes from ‘Sharp Objects’ to Prep you for the TV Series

9 Quotes from ‘Sharp Objects’ to Prep you for the TV Series

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In case you missed it, Sharp Objects premiered on HBO earlier this week. The series is based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl and Dark Places. True to Flynn’s usual form, Sharp Objects twists themes such as murder, addiction, mystery, and mental illness into a darkly thrilling tale. The series stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a journalist returning to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to cover a string of disappearances and murders. While there, she explores the darkness of her own past, including the death of her young sister, Marian. To get you in the right …

Celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day with this Gorgeous Ode to Blue

Celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day with this Gorgeous Ode to Blue

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In case you didn’t know, today, July 11th, is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Yes, weirdly specific and super unnecessary, but fun and quirky all the same! The entire month of July is National Blueberry Month, so it makes sense to commemorate this delightful baked good with it’s own special day in July. You can celebrate by baking up some blueberry muffins, sparking up a blueberry-scented candle, or, in a more general sense, just honoring the color blue. How does one honor the color blue? I’m glad you asked.    Via Giphy   Possibly one of the best-known celebrations of blue is Bluets …

This Children’s Book About A Boy Wearing a Dress Will Give You All The Feels

This Children’s Book About A Boy Wearing a Dress Will Give You All The Feels

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I’ve worked with children for about six or seven years now, and let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride. Kids say incredible and strange and beautiful and disturbing things. For example, I remember a preschooler asking one of my coworkers if her mom picks her up after work. The coworker responded, “No, I drive myself to and from work,” to which the four-year-old asked, “Then why do you have one?”   Image Via Giphy   As if a mother and a chauffeur are completely interchangeable, and mothers become obsolete the minute their children turn sixteen. Another time, a couple …

Celebrate E.B. White’s Birthday with 9 Iconic Quotes

Celebrate E.B. White’s Birthday with 9 Iconic Quotes

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Today, July 11th, marks legendary author E.B. White’s 119th birthday. White is best known for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Despite being written over 65 years ago, Charlotte’s Web is still a widely read and beloved book for elementary-age children, and was voted the #1 children’s book in a School Library Journal survey in 2012. Also, cute fact: White started writing children’s books for his niece, Janice Hart White. What a sweet uncle! My uncles still occasionally call me my sister’s name by accident. But I digress.    So, to honor and celebrate this beloved author and …

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Teen Collects and Donates 25,000 Books

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Teen Collects and Donates 25,000 Books

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When she was just fourteen-years-old, Julia Foos, a teen from Cleveland, Ohio, read an article that drove her to action. According to Foos, the piece was “about how a lot of kids in Cleveland don’t have access to books.” She said that this new upset her because she always loved reading. She set a goal for herself that day: to collect 250 books to donate to children in need. Little did she know, the next three years would bring 25,000 donated books her way. Foos achieved this by personally reaching out to potential donors, using her family’s basement to to store, sort, and box the books, …