Powell’s Scent

Powells scent

I haven’t been to Powell’s bookstore, but, according to the above linked article, I can get the smell of it in my home.

I’m not too sure I’d be interested in that. I assume that they don’t have a bookstore cat, but that part wouldn’t be pleasant to smell.

The smell of old books is great, but if they are dusty, then that would not make that smell too much fun.

I think I will pass on this product for now. If I am going to use home fragrances, I think I’ll stick to the known ones. Floral works. Even the good strong smell of bleach might be better than a bookstore. The only exception might be if I were hosting a bookclub, but I still think it wouldn’t go over well.

Donut Race

Donut race

The above linked article is about a race that requires you to eat a dozen donuts along the 5K course. The title says miles, but it becomes clear in the article that it meant 5K. It originally took place in 2004 as a fundraiser in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has been put on pause, it seems, for now.

The article says that you can try it on your own. Running a 5K with a box of donuts or a stomach full of sugary, fatty donuts does not sound like a great idea to me, but to some, it might.

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending. 

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Perfect Memories

Contemporary Writing by Black Authors

Contemporary writing by black authors

Here is a great list of books by black authors, as discussed in the above linked article. I have read many of them, and they are great books. Period. Some others are on my TBR list. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these books that I’ve picked up.

HOMEGOING

SING, UNBURIED, SING: A NOVEL

WASHINGTON BLACK

AMERICANAH

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER

THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE

THE WATER DANCER

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

THE NICKEL BOYS: A NOVEL

RED AT THE BONE: A NOVEL

THE VANISHING HALF: A NOVEL

WHITE TEETH: A NOVEL

DRINKING COFFEE ELSEWHERE

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked up this book for bookclub. I don’t know that I would have read it otherwise, but I am glad I did. The book was a little strange, but the story’s pieces all fit together by the end. 

This was well worth the read. I wouldn’t call it fun, but it sucked me into the story right away. It kept me guessing for most of the book. I enjoyed it and may reread it one of these days. 

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