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Greenland, International Thrillers, Airport Food, Vacation Stories & More: Endnotes 12 July
Greenland, International Thrillers, Airport Food, Vacation Stories & More: Endnotes 12 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Erika Swyler's new novel, Agatha Christie's best short stories, awesome host(ess) gifts, London's new Barbie exhibit, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 60 — Outer Space: We Are All Made of Stars
SSoP Podcast Episode 60 — Outer Space: We Are All Made of Stars
Buckle up for an adventure into outer space with ancient astronomers, Tycho Brahe, and Edwin Hubble (and his cat Copernicus), and more — then blow up your TBR with the great books that took us to space on the page.
Curaçao, Slow Reads, New Cookbooks, Overnight Trains, Bookshelf Skirt & More: Endnotes 05 July
Curaçao, Slow Reads, New Cookbooks, Overnight Trains, Bookshelf Skirt & More: Endnotes 05 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got hotels with epic animal encounters, why to read books you don't understand, China through train windows, library love, and more.
Time Travel to the Bazaar of Hyderabad with a Poem by the 'Nightingale of India'
Time Travel to the Bazaar of Hyderabad with a Poem by the 'Nightingale of India'
Let's build a time machine to visit the bustling bazaar of Hyderabad, circa 1912, with the beloved Indian poet Sarojini Naidu. Can't you just hear the jingling of silver bangles and smell the cardamom in the air?
Caesar Salad, Summer Reading Bingo, Street Markets, Librarian Names & More: Endnotes 28 June
Caesar Salad, Summer Reading Bingo, Street Markets, Librarian Names & More: Endnotes 28 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Brontë's piano, an excerpt from the book 'Service,' fonts as fashion, sexy summer sandwiches, new crime fiction, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 59 — India: The Continent Masquerading as a Country
SSoP Podcast Episode 59 — India: The Continent Masquerading as a Country
May we propose a fantastic day in India? Start your day with yoga and meditation, take a tour of a Bollywood studio, eat a best-in-the-world curry, visit tigers in a nature preserve, then stroll the beach at sunset.
Midsummer, Librarian Advice, Bosch Parade, Classic Mysteries, Firebrand & More: Endnotes 21 June
Midsummer, Librarian Advice, Bosch Parade, Classic Mysteries, Firebrand & More: Endnotes 21 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a beach reading report, LARPing in Philly, Book Girl Summer, mid-century Paris café culture, Austen + imperialism, and more.
Oregon Coast, Mary Bennett, Email Sign-Offs, Cairo Dining, Book-O-Mat & More: Endnotes 14 June
Oregon Coast, Mary Bennett, Email Sign-Offs, Cairo Dining, Book-O-Mat & More: Endnotes 14 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a rugged Scottish island for sale, 30 things good readers do, niche museums, five Italy podcasts, Emma read-along, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 58 — New York City: NO! SLEEP! TILL BROOKLYN!
SSoP Podcast Episode 58 — New York City: NO! SLEEP! TILL BROOKLYN!
There's a reason there are 160 songs (and counting) written about New York City. As ol' Frankie Sinatra said, the Bronx is up, the Battery's down — make it there, make it anywhere. It's up to you, New York, New York.
Baobab Trees, The Shire, Narwhals, Best Bookmarks, Coraline Musical & More: Endnotes 07 June
Baobab Trees, The Shire, Narwhals, Best Bookmarks, Coraline Musical & More: Endnotes 07 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got fandom throughout time, great magical realism reads, the story of the Ferris Wheel, Kafkaesque, walking in Florence, and more.
A Tender Poem Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Painting 'Bedroom in Arles'
A Tender Poem Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Painting 'Bedroom in Arles'
Travel back in time to the South of France. To a humble, bright-colored room in a yellow house in Arles, in the company of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. His masterwork 'Bedroom in Arles' inspired this tender poem.
New Circus, Dracula Map, Regional Hot Dogs, Summer Reading Prompts & More: Endnotes 31 May
New Circus, Dracula Map, Regional Hot Dogs, Summer Reading Prompts & More: Endnotes 31 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got vintage Gothic book covers, the best beaches around the world, reading's carbon footprint, Amor Towles' home library, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 57 — France: Mostly Here for the Butter
SSoP Podcast Episode 57 — France: Mostly Here for the Butter
There are so many reasons to make France your next travel adventure. You probably know about the vineyards and châteaux. But how about the world's best butter, the baguette laws, and the magic of Mont-Saint-Michel?
Austin, Beach Reads, Literary Museums, Wild Rumpus, '20s Love Letters & More: Endnotes 24 May
Austin, Beach Reads, Literary Museums, Wild Rumpus, '20s Love Letters & More: Endnotes 24 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an alphabet inspired by architecture, a book titles quiz, street art from Nespoon, charming general stores, Prague, and more.
Strawberry Season, Sicily, Sci-Fi Romance, Bridgerton Sets & More: Endnotes 17 May
Strawberry Season, Sicily, Sci-Fi Romance, Bridgerton Sets & More: Endnotes 17 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Hilary Mantel tshirts, Jane Eyre: The Musical, books in translation, tips for learning languages, a Holbein exhibit, and more.
Our Top 10 Books from the First Five Seasons of Strong Sense of Place
Our Top 10 Books from the First Five Seasons of Strong Sense of Place
It was a tough assignment to rank our favorite books when they're all loved equally. But archives were scanned, memories were searched, podcasts were reviewed, and tough decisions were made. Here are our top 10s.
The 2024 'Ask Us Anything' Episode: In Which We Answer Audience Questions
The 2024 'Ask Us Anything' Episode: In Which We Answer Audience Questions
We invited you to ask us anything, and you delivered. In this special episode, we answer questions about the literary theme parks we would design, our recording booth, and whether or not Dave is really 6-foot-five.
Prada Marfa, Reading Aloud, Pop Culture Cookbooks, Krakow Milk Bars & More: Endnotes 10 May
Prada Marfa, Reading Aloud, Pop Culture Cookbooks, Krakow Milk Bars & More: Endnotes 10 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got books shelved by emotion, the new Accidentally Wes Anderson exhibit, 8 great campus novels, Jane Austen House Museum, and more.
SSoP Podcast Season 6: Announcing 12 Fascinating Destinations
SSoP Podcast Season 6: Announcing 12 Fascinating Destinations
Season Six of our podcast starts 24 May! We're delighted to share the 12 destinations we'll explore together. From France to India, Panama to Seattle, and thrilling spots in between. Make room for a new TBR stack!
Seattle Piers, Banned Books, Extreme Airports, Hollywood Stories & More: Endnotes 03 May
Seattle Piers, Banned Books, Extreme Airports, Hollywood Stories & More: Endnotes 03 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got epic Hollywood reads, a new comic from the author of Gender Queer, crime novels with a strong sense of place, idioms, and more.
La Scarzuola, P&T Knitwear, Ditching Books, Naturalist Notebooks & More: Endnotes 26 April
La Scarzuola, P&T Knitwear, Ditching Books, Naturalist Notebooks & More: Endnotes 26 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the story of Chicago club Mister Kelly's, 14 underwater hotels, 30 best romances, Austen characters as detectives, and more.
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