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reviewed Cattails Restaurant - Five County Sta.... June 12, 2011
Cattails Restaurant - Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC
About 30 minutes east of Raleigh, NC on Rt. 264 is a gourmet surprise.  On the suite level of the Class AA minor league Five County Stadium (home of the Cincinnati Reds affiliate Carolina Mudcats) …
posted a Quick Tip about American Tobacco. October 19, 2010
American Tobacco
This revitalized area, converted from tobacco processing to a vibrant center for entertainment. Outdoor summer concerts, surrounded by outdoor cafes and restaurants, a walk to the Durham Bulls ballpark …
posted a Quick Tip about Carolina Theatre. October 19, 2010
Carolina Theatre
The Carolina Theatre was built as a separate auditorium for Durham High School in 1926. Known as Durham Auditorium it provided for both public functions such as high school graduation and live entertainment …
posted a Quick Tip about Tobacco Road. October 10, 2010
Tobacco Road
We enjoy exciting sports rivalries in all seasons among the universities along Tobacco Road, those in the Triangle: the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tar Heels at the University …
posted a Quick Tip about Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours. October 04, 2010
Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours
Craig Miller designs a tour of magnificant waterfalls to your specifications through the woods and mountains and onto private land that you would not otherwise be allowed to enter in Transylvania County, …
reviewed The Mailbox, Marybeth Whalen, Book - .... June 29, 2010
     The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen is a great romance about a real life mysterious landmark in North Carolina. When Lindsey Adams was just fifteen, she fell in love on vacation in Sunset …
posted a Quick Tip about Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. May 25, 2010
Blood Done Sign My Name
Great Sociological Read
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of
This short but informative history of not only a lost, but mostly forgotten, early American colony is certainly a worthwhile read.  In 1587 John White lead 118 men, women, and some children to the …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. April 08, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
When Emily Benedict's mother passes away, she finds herself on the doorstep of an unknown grandfather, in Mullaby, NC. Emily is not sure what caused her mother's departure of the town where she grew up …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. March 16, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
Mystical and magical, like spun sugar shimmering in the sunshine. The Girl Who Chased the Moon is a superb addition to the works of Sarah Addison Allen, which include The Sugar Queen and Garden Spells. …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. March 16, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
Quickie POV: The Girl Who Chase the Moon is a rich mix of magic, regret and love. The author's tone and voice paint a picture that you can taste. Her poignant use of imagery and unique metaphors imbued …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. February 14, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
I'm not much of a fan of fantasy or magic. If there's any word of "magic" in a book's description, I tend to run in the opposite direction.    However, I love Sarah Addison Allen's …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. February 12, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
When seventeen year old Emily Benedict's mother dies, she finds herself going to live with Vance, the grandfather she's never known, in a small town called Mullaby. She's expecting change and struggles …
reviewed Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. November 26, 2008
Blood Done Sign My Name
Author Timothy B. Tyson has carved out a rather unique role for himself.  Believe it or not, he is a white man from North Carolina teaching Black History in Wisconsin.  "Blood Done Sign …
reviewed Garden Spells. April 16, 2008
Garden Spells
Astonishing, wonderful and magical. Garden Spells has become one of my favorite reads so far in 2008 and Sarah Addison Allen a new favorite author. I have already preordered her newest release, after …
reviewed Garden Spells. January 27, 2008
Garden Spells
This story is that of Claire Waverly--of the Bascom, N.C., Waverlys--a family graced (or burdened) with special talents and an enchanted apple tree. Claire's skills run to cooking and herbs, various mixtures …
reviewed Garden Spells. January 17, 2008
Garden Spells
Having heard good things about Garden Spells, I picked it up hoping that all the positive reviews were correct. Sometimes, hype overrides the actual story, and that can be quite a letdown. Happily, I …
reviewed The Songcatcher. November 17, 2007
The Songcatcher
The Songcatcher tells the story of one North Carolina family and the song that it passed from one generation of the family to the next, a song that famous folk singer Lark McCourry hopes to find so that …
reviewed The Songcatcher. August 23, 2002
The Songcatcher
Sometimes an author gets so bound up in a subject that is tangential to the plot, she neglects to tell a coherent story. I'm afraid Sharyn McCrumb has to plead guilty to this writerly sin in "The Songcatcher." …
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