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Literary Introverts, Travel & Empathy, New Library Podcast & More: Endnotes 06 December
Literary Introverts, Travel & Empathy, New Library Podcast & More: Endnotes 06 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a beautiful bookish poem, writing for 'The Paris Review,' the ways English is a funny language, nautical phrases, and more.
Head to Vermont and meet the Remarkable Heroine of 'The Inn at Lake Devine'
Head to Vermont and meet the Remarkable Heroine of 'The Inn at Lake Devine'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to a lake-side resort in Vermont... where you'll find yourself right smack in the middle of a romantic comedy with real, messy people who make real, messy mistakes.
Sweet & Briny Shrimp Salad Inspired by the Novel 'Death By Water'
Sweet & Briny Shrimp Salad Inspired by the Novel 'Death By Water'
It's never smooth sailing when the Honorable Phyrne Fisher is involved — but it is always a lot of dangerous and delicious fun. Dine on this delightful shrimp salad while catching up on Phryne's high seas adventures.
Cruising Around the World on Cunard's Luxury Liner RMS Laconia
Cruising Around the World on Cunard's Luxury Liner RMS Laconia
On 21 November 1922, a luxury liner embarked on a 130-day cruise around the world to 22 ports: Yokohoma and Shanghai, Rangoon and Bombay, Egypt, Cuba, and Naples. This is the true story of that grand adventure.
Spectacular Ceilings, Typewriter Art, Capitals Quiz & More: Endnotes 29 November
Spectacular Ceilings, Typewriter Art, Capitals Quiz & More: Endnotes 29 November
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, why books in translation matter, spectacular ceilings, IRL locations from The Crown, snowy vocab, paper sculptures made from books, and more.
Take a Chilling Trip to the Near Future with Rob Hart's 'The Warehouse'
Take a Chilling Trip to the Near Future with Rob Hart's 'The Warehouse'
This weekend, peek inside Cloud, the work-live space of the not-too-distant future. Sure, the pay is borderline and that wrist gadget tracks your every move, but it's cool in here, and Hey! We have cheeseburgers!
Typewronger Books in Edinburgh, Scotland Will Steal Your Bookish Heart
Typewronger Books in Edinburgh, Scotland Will Steal Your Bookish Heart
Typewronger Books in Edinburgh is the bookish retreat of our dreams: a cozy shop that only has the good stuff with a literary magician behind the counter. He looks into your soul and gives you the right book.
Vanilla-Maple Shortbread Inspired by 'The House Between Tides'
Vanilla-Maple Shortbread Inspired by 'The House Between Tides'
Every character in this vividly rendered historical novel needs a restorative cup of tea and homemade shortbread to help them chill out. Here's a killer recipe for shortbread, in case you need a sweet treat, too.
The Thoroughly Charming and Possibly Unreliable Story of the Lewis Chessmen
The Thoroughly Charming and Possibly Unreliable Story of the Lewis Chessmen
The Lewis Chessmen are 12th-century chess pieces carved from walrus ivory, and their origin story is shrouded in conjecture, academic rivalry, and murder. One undisputed fact: They are ridiculously cute.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide: All the Best Stuff for Readers and Travelers
2019 Holiday Gift Guide: All the Best Stuff for Readers and Travelers
Make your holiday shopping less stressful and more fun with these gifts for people who love to jet off to new locales and stay home with a good book. You might find something nice to add to your wish list, too!
Uncover Family Secrets and Find Peace with 'The Monsters of Templeton'
Uncover Family Secrets and Find Peace with 'The Monsters of Templeton'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Templeton, NY — aka Cooperstown. IRL, there's the Baseball Hall of Fame and James Fenimore Cooper. In the book, there's a lake and old friends and — oh, yeah — a monster.
Audiobook Secrets, Uzbekistan in Photos, 2019's Best Books & More: Endnotes 22 November
Audiobook Secrets, Uzbekistan in Photos, 2019's Best Books & More: Endnotes 22 November
Every Friday, we share our favorite reading- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the best books of 2019, a photo album of Uzbekistan, secrets of audiobook narrators, the gifts of learning a new language & more.
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