Feed is the area for practicing Modern Standard Arabic and interacting with other group members. Discussions (Forum) is for asking questions discussing points about Arabic (MSA or various dialects) in English.
Mary, you can also check out the رجل المستحيل illustrated series…. basically spy novels …. they have a lot of audio books in Arabic too for free on youtube…. i like audio books better for learning purposes… if you can get both, a written copy and audio, that might help. I’ve only gotten through a few non-religious books in Arabic because I often get exhausted from reading something in another language…in fact, i get exhausted from reading stuff in English easily (and it is my first language).
Here are links to Amazon for collections of short stories that I have and recommend. The first two have English translations, which I think is a helpful tool to push yourself to read something a bit more challenging as you can check your comprehension and then re-read paragraphs with better understanding.