Let Me Powder My Nose: A Brief History of Powder Rooms

Powder rooms, unlike powder baths, are charming, which is why The Book Nook Inn's bathroom door is labeled, Powder Room — because a room that features butterflies simply has to be charming. Right?

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Once Upon a Time — My Favorite Summertime Fairy Tales

I wanted characters with depth, stories with meaning, and emotion that was earned, not served like pablum to an infant. I finished nearly every book I picked up because that seemed to be an unwritten reader’s rule. It was a liberating day, the day I discovered that I didn’t have to finish a book if I lost interest or the writing was awful.