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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.
Eating Our Way Through Paris, Plus a Recipe for a French Potato Chip & Chive Omelet
Eating Our Way Through Paris, Plus a Recipe for a French Potato Chip & Chive Omelet
This is a love letter to the unforgettable meals we've eaten in Paris — and we share a recipe for a dish that perfectly captures the high-low spirit of French cuisine. Great ingredients + imagination = pure pleasure.
9 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You To Paris
9 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You To Paris
These Instagrammers go beyond the typical postcard shots to share the extraordinary and everyday happenings in Paris. From cafés in the rain to sun shining on the Seine, you'll be transported there in an instant.
SSoP Podcast Episode 13 — Paris: It's Always a Good Idea
SSoP Podcast Episode 13 — Paris: It's Always a Good Idea
In this new episode of our podcast, we make our case for why we so strongly believe that Paris is always a good idea. A few hints: Eiffel Tower, walks by the Seine, fresh-from-the-oven baguettes, and oh, yeah! culture.
Homes in Classic Lit, Venice, Library Heist, '50s Air Travel & More: Endnotes 21 August
Homes in Classic Lit, Venice, Library Heist, '50s Air Travel & More: Endnotes 21 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got book fountains, the pleasure of re-reading, weird tourist attractions, fancy Malaysian cakes, a new word-nerd podcast & more.
Spurn Convention and Solve a Mystery with the Brontë Sisters in 'The Vanished Bride'
Spurn Convention and Solve a Mystery with the Brontë Sisters in 'The Vanished Bride'
Imagine a world where the Brontë sisters take a break from writing their groundbreaking novels and set out across the moors to solve a murder mystery. Then rejoice, because author Bella Ellis has created that world.
The Strong Sense of Place Podcast: Season Two Launches 24 August
The Strong Sense of Place Podcast: Season Two Launches 24 August
There's just one week until we all get to take a virtual trip to Paris together. Get ready for talk of baguettes, dramatic history, and so many great books. Until then, check out the rest of the stops in Season 2.
Seven Gothic Signs, Private Libraries, Vintage Suspended Train & More: Endnotes 14 August
Seven Gothic Signs, Private Libraries, Vintage Suspended Train & More: Endnotes 14 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got American towns that feel European, Accidentally Wes Anderson, stretches for readers, competition for the Eiffel Tower & more.
It's a Glam and Deadly Caper in Cabo San Lucas with 'Fields' Guide to Abduction'
It's a Glam and Deadly Caper in Cabo San Lucas with 'Fields' Guide to Abduction'
Poppy Fields thought her trip to Mexico would be the break she needs to heal her broken heart. Sunshine and cocktails: What could go wrong? But Poppy finds more trouble than she bargained for on the beaches of Baja.
8 Novels Set in Private Schools That Will Make You Glad You're a Grownup
8 Novels Set in Private Schools That Will Make You Glad You're a Grownup
Private schools can be like a psychology experiment about what happens when you jam x-number of kids into an enclosed environment and crank up the stress. It's agony for the characters, and such good fun for us.
Japanese Pizza Toast, Authors' Homes, How Books Got Cheap & More: Endnotes 07 August
Japanese Pizza Toast, Authors' Homes, How Books Got Cheap & More: Endnotes 07 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the joy of estivating, Erin Morgenstern's book recs, Mexican cookbooks, behind the scenes at '70s Zoom, bookshop magic & more.
Run Away to a Small College Town with the Romantic Dramedy 'The Way Men Act'
Run Away to a Small College Town with the Romantic Dramedy 'The Way Men Act'
What's a former popular girl supposed to do when she doesn't conquer the world as she planned? Our heroine Melinda LeBlanc heads back to her hometown of Harrow to lick her wounds, regroup, and give it another go.
14 Inspiring and Imaginative Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World
14 Inspiring and Imaginative Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World
It's never a bad time to gaze on beautiful historical libraries, unusual bookshops, archival photos, or travel pics that transport you to somewhere else in an instant. These Instagram accounts inspire our imaginations.
Vintage Library Pics, the Agatha Christie of Mexico, Staycationing & More: Endnotes 31 July
Vintage Library Pics, the Agatha Christie of Mexico, Staycationing & More: Endnotes 31 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an interview with Lee Child, buildings shaped like food, travel books by authors of color, amazing movie theaters, and more.
Take a Road Trip to Wyoming & Montana to Solve a Thrilling Cold Case with 'Celine'
Take a Road Trip to Wyoming & Montana to Solve a Thrilling Cold Case with 'Celine'
This page-turning novel features two unforgettable heroines and a taut cold case — plus family secrets, crushing tragedy, and a clarion call for hope — set against the majestic landscape of Yellowstone National Park.
Let's Take a Virtual Walk in Colorful Garden Displays Around the World
Let's Take a Virtual Walk in Colorful Garden Displays Around the World
Whether it's formal French-style, a wild-and-wooly English garden, or something else all-together, a botanical garden is a lovely place to take a stroll, have a sit, look at the clouds, or get lost in a great book.
Drive-In Book Fest, 1920s Cairo, Pandemic Comics, Carmilla Movie & More: Endnotes 24 July
Drive-In Book Fest, 1920s Cairo, Pandemic Comics, Carmilla Movie & More: Endnotes 24 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a stunning temple in Bali, the happy story of Black Garnet Books, Daniel Silva's reading life, Mexican horror comics, and more.
Fall Under the Spell of the Mysterious, Sexy Fairy Tale 'The Governesses'
Fall Under the Spell of the Mysterious, Sexy Fairy Tale 'The Governesses'
This weekend, you'll find yourself languorously lolling around a sun-lit garden with three unusual girls. These are not your buttoned-up and bespectacled governesses of classic lit. It's sexy times in fairy tale land.
SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode With Answers to Questions from Our Audience
SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode With Answers to Questions from Our Audience
We told you in our audience survey that you could ask us anything, and you're a curious bunch. In this mini-episode, we answer your queries, including how we choose books for the show and if we really love them.
Europe's Great Libraries, Galapagos Photos, Secret Books & More: Endnotes 17 July
Europe's Great Libraries, Galapagos Photos, Secret Books & More: Endnotes 17 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a shipwreck hotel in Africa, 'Holiday' magazine, an essay about how books ground us, an examination of Britishness, and more.
Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
This weekend, you're invited to a destination wedding on an island off the coast of Ireland. Pretty people, blue skies, crashing surf, open bar, love in the air, and... oops! a little murder at the wedding reception.
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