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Cormorant Fishing, Updated Shakespeare, Female Detectives & More: Endnotes 11 September
Cormorant Fishing, Updated Shakespeare, Female Detectives & More: Endnotes 11 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got living in a British village, a new writing competition, quirky museums, LGBTQ+ travel books, letter-writing supplies, and more.
Get Dramatic and Go Off Script with the Theater-Based Mystery 'If We Were Villains'
Get Dramatic and Go Off Script with the Theater-Based Mystery 'If We Were Villains'
The final year of college can be a sensitive time for anyone. But for these acting students, it's even more fraught — with Shakespearean revenge and betrayal, lust and love and broken hearts... both onstage and off.
Bake Like an Alaskan with a Rum Cake Recipe Inspired by 'The Whale and The Cupcake'
Bake Like an Alaskan with a Rum Cake Recipe Inspired by 'The Whale and The Cupcake'
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person desiring to experience the food of Alaska, must be in want of cake. For your consideration, we submit this cake: buttery, sweet, gooey, and rich with tradition.
How the Alaska State Library & Museum in Juneau Preserves & Celebrates Alaskan Culture
How the Alaska State Library & Museum in Juneau Preserves & Celebrates Alaskan Culture
This award-winning building is a work of art itself, with windows that frame the natural beauty of its setting on the waterfront. Inside, you'll find a lovely glass mural, history and art exhibits, and so many books.
SSoP Podcast Episode 14 — Alaska: Fresh-Caught Salmon, Cake Mix, and So Many Bears
SSoP Podcast Episode 14 — Alaska: Fresh-Caught Salmon, Cake Mix, and So Many Bears
In this show, we discuss the surprises of life in Alaska and recommend books that transported us there: a vivid memoir, two novels where snow is a character, a story set in commercial fishing, and two foodie books.
A Landmark Pub, Foghorn Tunes, Literary Houses, Capri & More: Endnotes 04 September
A Landmark Pub, Foghorn Tunes, Literary Houses, Capri & More: Endnotes 04 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Edith Wharton's private library, books set in Florence, a new version of Pride and Prejudice, Dino National Monument, and more.
What is Going on at the Eerie Blackwood School in the YA Classic 'Down a Dark Hall'?!
What is Going on at the Eerie Blackwood School in the YA Classic 'Down a Dark Hall'?!
An isolated school, a frustrated and misunderstood teenager, a rash of unsettling and inexplicable experiences. This novel from Louis Duncan, the queen of YA horror, is a timely, thrilling tale for readers of any age.
A Colorful Moroccan Salad Platter Inspired by the Crime Novel 'The Godmother'
A Colorful Moroccan Salad Platter Inspired by the Crime Novel 'The Godmother'
Look, if you're a strong woman ready to step into a man's world like our heroine Patience, you're gonna need to eat your veggies. These vibrant recipes from North Africa make getting vitamins and minerals a treat.
13 Must-Read Books If You Wish You Were in Paris Right Now
13 Must-Read Books If You Wish You Were in Paris Right Now
We've said it before, but it bears repeating: Paris is always a good idea. That's why we're recommending 13 books that are like a magic portal to Paris. Wouldn't you enjoy a virtual trip to the city by the Seine?
The Historic Librairie Galignani is our Favorite English-Language Bookshop in Paris
The Historic Librairie Galignani is our Favorite English-Language Bookshop in Paris
This landmark bookshop, run by the Galignani family since 1801, has a colorful history. After you take in the fine art at the Louvre, visit Librairie Galignani to pick up a great book for reading time at the café.
Egypt Oasis, Postcard Stories, Glamping, Travel Guide Love & More: Endnotes 28 August
Egypt Oasis, Postcard Stories, Glamping, Travel Guide Love & More: Endnotes 28 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we’ve got why fiction makes good leaders, novels about weather, Darwin200, a 16th-century book ring, 1970s Paris, Sonnet 18, and more.
Enjoy a Sinister, Sun-drenched Holiday in the South of France with 'The Vacation'
Enjoy a Sinister, Sun-drenched Holiday in the South of France with 'The Vacation'
It's one last blast of summer with this twisty novel of a perfect French holiday gone horribly, delightfully wrong. You'll feel the relentless sunshine glint on the pages as you careen to the very satisfying ending.
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