March Superlatives: podcasts & pressures

For me, for us, Spring is about taking a breath. A time of slowing down after the hectic 6-day weeks of Speech/debate season subside. Milder days, green growth, longer spells of purple-streaked twilight spent listening to the sounds of a baseball game in the dusk. The backyard air sweet with the earthy, wet smell of... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Power

My next read received the Bailey's Women's prize for fiction and was originally published in the UK in 2016, but the North American edition was released just a few months ago. I became aware of this book through my infrequent participation in Emma Watson's GoodReads group, Our Shared Shelf, which features books and essays about... Continue Reading →

Lasting Scent Candles-last ever order?

Funny how I agonized over my single February wax pre-order during my no-buy, yet, didn't feel a moment's anguish at nabbing some Lasting Scent Candles just a week later in March. Of course, that's mostly due to LSC closing shop this month after many years of successful business and my cold fear that I'd never... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Scythe

Happy first day of Spring! A season of new beginnings, transformation, hope and rebirth; most importantly to me--warmer weather and greater sunlight. Today's teaser book promises much darker themes, it's all moral deliberation, philosophical paradoxes and wrangling over the value of human life vs. the greater good; not a breezy read, but so intensely compelling.... Continue Reading →

March/April TBR

Hello fellow readers~ It's customary to post a To Be Read list at the beginning of the month, but even if you've recently joined The Scented Library, you know I break customs. Especially as I'm only just getting sucked into book blogging, I tend to follow my own time table. But I have been keeping... Continue Reading →

Any Time of Year Scents?

With the countdown to Spring less than five days away, but our local weather utterly ignoring the calendar by refusing to release Winter's grip, I am in seasonal candle limbo. What to burn? What to attempt using up, or re-pack for next year? I'm halfheartedly lighting my Fireside/Redwood Woodwick and Marshmallow Fireside 3-wick just to... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Great Alone

**I'm sure I'm doing this backwards because I reviewed this book a few days ago, and it would make more sense to preview before giving a final analysis. But I had to share a little of the elegant prose drawing readers across the globe to The Great Alone, highlighting it's greatest asset, even though I... Continue Reading →

Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid challenge update #1

Time for the first update of 2018 in the Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid Challenge. Autobiographies--Celebrity--Young Adult--Mental Health--Dodie --Entertainers,YouTubers --me,too old for this Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons by dodie ★★☆☆☆ I am not the intended audience for this book and that's okay. Twenty years ago, I would have eaten... Continue Reading →

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