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Castelmezzano, Anne Frank, Reading Goals, European Cities & More: Endnotes 21 January
Castelmezzano, Anne Frank, Reading Goals, European Cities & More: Endnotes 21 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the fun of biphasic sleep, famous letterhead, the joy of travel disasters, food grammar, 19th-century street style, and more.
In 'Something to Hide,' Family Strife and Nigerian Tradition Lead to Murder in London
In 'Something to Hide,' Family Strife and Nigerian Tradition Lead to Murder in London
Explore modern London with the latest installment in the Inspector Lynley series. It's an intricately plotted murder mystery with a cast of fascinating suspects — with Lynley and Havers as irrepressible as ever.
8 Foodie Memoirs and Novels for Readers Who Love Food as Much as Books
8 Foodie Memoirs and Novels for Readers Who Love Food as Much as Books
From the southern United States to Iraq, Lebanon, Denmark, New York City, and more, these books — recommended by Austin-based writer Addie Broyles — create a strong sense of place through local food and community.
Quebec Library, Tricky Translation, Paris Lit, Trendy 'Hoods & More: Endnotes 14 January
Quebec Library, Tricky Translation, Paris Lit, Trendy 'Hoods & More: Endnotes 14 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a walk in Bucharest, the history of the potato chip, Pride and Prejudice Day, old-timey vocab, visiting Mongolia, and more.
Greek Meatballs and Lemon Potatoes Inspired by 'This Rough Magic'
Greek Meatballs and Lemon Potatoes Inspired by 'This Rough Magic'
The phrase meat-and-potatoes is basically code for comfort food. Add a touch of sunshine (a.k.a., lemon) and Greek herbs to the mix, and you've got an instant trip to the Greek islands embarking from your kitchen.
Weird Pies, Scooby-Doo, Folk Horror, Waterside Hotels, Dali & More: Endnotes 07 January
Weird Pies, Scooby-Doo, Folk Horror, Waterside Hotels, Dali & More: Endnotes 07 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the most checked-out books of 2021, moon trees, NatGeo travel photos, Olympic ice skating fashion, curiosity hacks, and more.
Danger and Intrigue in the Austrian Alps with the Classic Whodunnit 'Crossed Skis'
Danger and Intrigue in the Austrian Alps with the Classic Whodunnit 'Crossed Skis'
A ski trip in the Austrian Alps is the stuff of dreams: dazzling white snow and mountain vistas as far as the eye can see. But when Miss Bridget Manners plans a ski holiday, it's danger and intrigue on the slopes.
11 Inspiring Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You to Greece
11 Inspiring Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You to Greece
A white-washed patio warmed by the sun, a chilled bottle of retsina, a block of feta with olives and bread fresh from the oven, all enveloped in a light sea breeze. These brilliant Instagrammers will take you there.
In Which Our Heroine Regales Us With Diverting Tales from a Country Ball
In Which Our Heroine Regales Us With Diverting Tales from a Country Ball
Dancing, cocktails, fancy dress, and tongue-wagging gossip — what's more fun than a country ball? The correct answer: a country ball as described by Jane Austen. Happy new year! May 2022 bring you all good things.
Christmas Wishes, Dickens' Manuscript, Magical Snowscapes & More: Endnotes 24 December
Christmas Wishes, Dickens' Manuscript, Magical Snowscapes & More: Endnotes 24 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've gone all-in on Christmas goodies: amazing holiday hairstyles, retro recipes, Dickens' legendary manuscript, snowscapes, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 32 — Greece: Gyros, Heroes, Philosophy, and Phyllo
SSoP Podcast Episode 32 — Greece: Gyros, Heroes, Philosophy, and Phyllo
There's almost too much to love about Greece. Fascinating history that changed Western civilization? Yes. Enchanting beaches and crystal blue water? Check. Amazing food, music, and art, to feed your soul? Definitely.
Prague, Best Graphic Lit, Newsletter Boom, Ice Sculptures & More: Endnotes 17 December
Prague, Best Graphic Lit, Newsletter Boom, Ice Sculptures & More: Endnotes 17 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a bunch of adorable penguins, the true story of 'The Lottery,' Q&A with 7 literary translators, famous architecture, and more.
Sugared Cranberries Inspired by the Charming Christmas Mystery 'The Dead of Winter'
Sugared Cranberries Inspired by the Charming Christmas Mystery 'The Dead of Winter'
Nothing says 'holiday revelry' like the tangy flavor of cranberries and a little bit of murder under the Christmas tree. Snuggle up with this charming homage to golden-age crime novels and berry delicious recipe.
Norwegian Xmas, Mythical Creatures, Snowball Art, Reindeer & More: Endnotes 10 December
Norwegian Xmas, Mythical Creatures, Snowball Art, Reindeer & More: Endnotes 10 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the int'l phonetic alphabet, Christmas movie locations you can visit, Rochester's Garbage Plate, Dali holiday cards, and more.
Coming-of-Age in Modern Russia and Small-Town Louisiana with 'Lights All Night Long'
Coming-of-Age in Modern Russia and Small-Town Louisiana with 'Lights All Night Long'
The theme of brotherhood looms large in Russian literature. This murder-mystery mashed-up with a coming-of-age has vividly rendered settings in Russia and Louisiana — a gripping thriller with a bedrock of emotion.
Forest Mushroom Soup Inspired by the Novel 'The Bear and the Nightingale'
Forest Mushroom Soup Inspired by the Novel 'The Bear and the Nightingale'
You don't have to be tucked inside a fairy tale house in a dark forest to enjoy this hearty, garlicky mushroom soup — but it's fun to pretend. Let the snow fall. Let the ghosts romp. Just sip your soup and enjoy.
The Sweet Poignancy and Optimism of Robert Frost's Poem 'Birches'
The Sweet Poignancy and Optimism of Robert Frost's Poem 'Birches'
In this free verse poem from 1914, Robert Frost takes us into the birch forests of New England — to marvel at the way the branches bend but don't break, to appreciate climbing and swinging free above the Earth.
Hannukkah, NPR Best Books, Em-Dash Love, Glacier Express Train & More: Endnotes 03 December
Hannukkah, NPR Best Books, Em-Dash Love, Glacier Express Train & More: Endnotes 03 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Q&A with Louise Erdrich, whimsical surrealist illustrations, the Wordle game, Jane Austen lectures from Cambridge, and more.
Go on the Hunt for a Killer in the Swedish Forest in the Twisty Thriller 'Dark Pines'
Go on the Hunt for a Killer in the Swedish Forest in the Twisty Thriller 'Dark Pines'
Our heroine Tuva could break up her workday as a reporter by celebrating fika, the Swedish coffee break built around pastries and good friends. Instead, she goes tromping in the woods after a serial killer. Oh, Tuva!'
Sweet and Salty Grain-Free Granola Inspired by 'The True Story of Hansel and Gretel'
Sweet and Salty Grain-Free Granola Inspired by 'The True Story of Hansel and Gretel'
Yes, you could forage for nuts and berries in the woods. Or, instead, you might whip up a batch of this homemade granola and take that on your next hike. It's sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, and eminently shareable.
Visit a Beautiful Forest in the Poem 'The Way Through the Woods' by Rudyard Kipling
Visit a Beautiful Forest in the Poem 'The Way Through the Woods' by Rudyard Kipling
In this short but powerful poem from 1910, Rudyard Kipling takes us on a walk through a forest populated with badgers and otters and doves. There is misty solitude and cool night air. Go, take a walk in the woods.
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