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.

10 Benefits of Reading Every Day

Benefits of Reading Every Day

The above linked article goes into more detail, but here are the 10 benefits that it lists. Reading every day to me is just part of my day. I look at it as accomplishing something, also, but that is not on the list. When I finish a book, I feel like I can check it off of my list. The other things listed below are part of what I am getting out of daily reading, but they aren’t the main thing.

1. Mental Stimulation

2. Stress Reduction

3. Knowledge

4. Vocabulary Expansion

5. Memory Improvement

6. Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills

7. Improved Focus and Concentration

8. Better Writing Skills

9. Tranquility

10. Free Entertainment

Black girl magic fantasy

Black girl magic fantasy books

Here’s a list of fantasy books that bring Black Girl Magic to life. The above linked article gives more detail.

1. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson:

2. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora:

3. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor:

4. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn:

5. A Blade So Black by L.L. Kinney:

6. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older:

7. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton:

8. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron:

9. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler:

10. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi:

1. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson:The Year Of The Witching Book Cover