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Alcott's Thrillers, Posh Estates, Fairy Tales, Paris Cocktails & More: Endnotes 03 April
Alcott's Thrillers, Posh Estates, Fairy Tales, Paris Cocktails & More: Endnotes 03 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the best hangouts in Chicago, streaming shows from UK National Theater, a short story from Andrew Sean Greer, and more.
Travel from Old Czechoslovakia to Sunny L.A. with the Magical Novel 'The Trick'
Travel from Old Czechoslovakia to Sunny L.A. with the Magical Novel 'The Trick'
Let this story enthrall you as it travels from you from WWII-era Czechoslovakia to modern Los Angeles with a family of unforgettable characters. It will make you believe in the pure, unstoppable magic of love.
Chicago-Style Hot Dogs Inspired by Erik Larson's 'The Devil in the White City'
Chicago-Style Hot Dogs Inspired by Erik Larson's 'The Devil in the White City'
Treat yourself to a recipe for homemade Chicago-style hot dogs! It's an all-beef dog 'dragged through the garden' with colorful toppings for a taste explosion, inspired by Erik Larson's brilliant romp through history.
Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago is a Love Letter to Offbeat Lit
Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago is a Love Letter to Offbeat Lit
If you're looking for a zine about awesome pizza, indie magazines, or a Q&A with your favorite graphic novelist, Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago is your kind of place. Fulfilling all your weird book needs since 1991.
SSoP Podcast Episode 09 — Chicago: Baseball, Hot Dogs, Industry, and Infamy
SSoP Podcast Episode 09 — Chicago: Baseball, Hot Dogs, Industry, and Infamy
We visit the Windy City for a deep-dive into what makes Chicago different from every other city in America. We discuss books we love that explore Chicago's culture, food, and history of rabble-rousers and heroes.
Rijksmuseum Art, Cozy Mystery Series, Happiness Dictionary & More: Endnotes 27 March
Rijksmuseum Art, Cozy Mystery Series, Happiness Dictionary & More: Endnotes 27 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week: a day in the life of a bookseller, virtual garden tours, literary paper dolls, Britain's naughtiest dogs, Scottish Highlands, and more.
Get Caught Up in Brontë-Mania with the Literary Thriller 'The Madwoman Upstairs'
Get Caught Up in Brontë-Mania with the Literary Thriller 'The Madwoman Upstairs'
Literary mysteries abound in this smart, suspenseful love letter to literature set at Oxford University. Our heroine Samantha has known too much tragedy for her young age, and her life is about to upended again.
100+ Great Books for the Armchair Travel You Need Right Now
100+ Great Books for the Armchair Travel You Need Right Now
Let these stories whisk you away to the beaches of Mexico or the castles of Prague, to Japan or Morocco and the Sea, to a country manor house or a delightfully spooky place that makes the real world tame in comparison.
Free Audibles, Foods Named for Places, Pakistani Motorcycle Woman & More: Endnotes 20 March
Free Audibles, Foods Named for Places, Pakistani Motorcycle Woman & More: Endnotes 20 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got so many free book options, a War and Peace bookclub, needlework as an act of resistance, Bram Stoker's other novels, and more.
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Queenscliff, Australia. You'll enjoy a lovely holiday by the sea and join in the search for buried treasure. A little bubbly and a pearl-handled pistol go a long way.
Russian Nibbles & Vodka Inspired by the Novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow'
Russian Nibbles & Vodka Inspired by the Novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow'
Zakuski, cold snacks enjoyed with vodka (or black tea), are a Slavic celebration of this life, this day, this moment with the people you hold dear. Grab your besties, this book, and raise a glass. Za vashe zrodovye!
Pushkin and Pelmeni at the Literary Cafe in St. Petersburg, Russia
Pushkin and Pelmeni at the Literary Cafe in St. Petersburg, Russia
What do Pushkin, cholera, duels, Tchaikovsky, dumplings, caviar, and sugar-dusted confections have in common? A butter-yellow building with a storied history on the corner of a busy intersection in St. Petersburg.
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