One of my favorite regional magazines, Our State compiled a list of 15 awesome bookstores to visit in North Carolina. I like that they’re not listing the best bookstores, because when it comes to bookstores, the best can be subjective. Continue reading 15 Great Independent Bookstores in North Carolina
I was not particularly interested in learning about Ayurveda when I began to read Kate O’Donnell’s Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. Don’t get me wrong, I am interested in healthy eating and finding natural ways to deal with stress, so I was definitely intrigued by the title’s implication that the foods we eat can impact us mentally and emotionally, I just wasn’t sure if I could take another food philosophy. Continue reading Food Does More Than You Think (Or An Introduction To Ayurveda Cooking)
Freshwater is probably the most creative story you will read all year. Bursting with more imagination than a three-year-old, slippery as the python gracing its cover and as deep as the words of the title fresh water evoke, Nigerian-born author Akwaeke Emezi has created a character-driven story that will either confuse the reader or elucidate their way for deeper understanding of themselves and the universe. I suppose it depends on just how enlightened you are. I’ll let you decide what enlightened means to you.