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16 Irresistible Recipes to Help You Feel Cozy This Fall
16 Irresistible Recipes to Help You Feel Cozy This Fall
A cup of tea is the classic pairing with a great book. But you can level up your reading experience with a crunchy snack, a sweet treat, or a comforting bowl of soup. If there's cinnamon involved, it's all the better.
Are you a Witch? Read this Poem by Elizabeth Willis and Find Out
Are you a Witch? Read this Poem by Elizabeth Willis and Find Out
For centuries, witches were painted with a black brush, punished for being all a woman shouldn't be: powerful, mysterious, untamed, seductive. But aren't those words really a compliment of the highest order?
History of Ouija, Haunted Houses, Ode to Diners, New 'Classic' Books & More: Endnotes 28 October
History of Ouija, Haunted Houses, Ode to Diners, New 'Classic' Books & More: Endnotes 28 October
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got adorable Halloween comics, Halloween around the world, potluck tips, music from Ryan Gosling, fantastical candles, and more.
Our Super Mega-Deluxe Coffer of Eerie (and Not-Too-Scary) Halloween Goodness
Our Super Mega-Deluxe Coffer of Eerie (and Not-Too-Scary) Halloween Goodness
The only thing better than multiple Reese's Peanut Butter cups in your trick-or-treat haul is a neck-tingling Halloween story. Here's our spooky cache of podcast, books, short stories, audiobooks, recipes, and more.
Palais Garnier, Halloween Reads, Sleepy Hollow Tour, Witch Podcast & More: Endnotes 14 October
Palais Garnier, Halloween Reads, Sleepy Hollow Tour, Witch Podcast & More: Endnotes 14 October
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Native American cuisine, Tom Gauld's library cartoons, Rod McKuen poetry, secret bookcase stairs, 1950s nostalgia, and more.
Read Across the Country with 'United Books of America'
Read Across the Country with 'United Books of America'
One of the best ways to understand a place is to read about it, then visit to talk to the locals. With 'United Books of America,' Jen Varino is meeting her neighbors across the US — and she wants you to join her.
Dubai Frame, Witches in Art, Macedonian Poetry, Sicilian Pottery & More: Endnotes 07 October
Dubai Frame, Witches in Art, Macedonian Poetry, Sicilian Pottery & More: Endnotes 07 October
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got women in travel history, bookish bird art, a papercraft class, Scottish Storytelling Festival, great book podcasts, and more.
Take a Lyrical Trip to the Italian Coast with 'Amalfi' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Take a Lyrical Trip to the Italian Coast with 'Amalfi' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let the Romantic poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow transport you to Italy's Amalfi coast. His lyrical words evoke the awesome beauty and formidable power of the Tyrrhenian Sea 'where the waves and mountains meet.'
Fat Bear Week, Cataloging Books, Hilary Mantel, Castles & More: Endnotes 30 September
Fat Bear Week, Cataloging Books, Hilary Mantel, Castles & More: Endnotes 30 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a new Swedish audio thriller, an endless magical bookshop, great cities for architecture, Women Who Travel podcast, and more.
7 Great Books Set in Italy That We Love
7 Great Books Set in Italy That We Love
Take a virtual trip to Italy with a love letter to Trieste, a history of Venice told through food, a fresh look at Galileo's life, a novel infused with sunshine and Gothic vibes, and two dreamy literary classics.
SSoP Episode 44 — Italy: A Bottle of Red, the Tuscan Sun, and Il Dolce Far Niente
SSoP Episode 44 — Italy: A Bottle of Red, the Tuscan Sun, and Il Dolce Far Niente
Oh, Italy! We see your snow-capped mountains and sunny beaches, your fresh pasta and sweet gelato, your Renaissance artists, iconic cities, and the soft, magical quality of your light. We love all of it. Grazie.
Japanese Rakan, Emotion Words, American Diners, Drone Photos & More: Endnotes 23 September
Japanese Rakan, Emotion Words, American Diners, Drone Photos & More: Endnotes 23 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got photos of a lonely Icelandic island, recommended historical fiction, travel journaling, Kabul's oldest restaurant, and more.
11 Books Featuring Secret Passages, Hidden Rooms, and Mysterious Tunnels
11 Books Featuring Secret Passages, Hidden Rooms, and Mysterious Tunnels
In real life, dark secrets and potentially perilous passageways might best be avoided. But on the page, is anything more delicious than the tingle up the back of the neck that says an adventure is about to begin?
Enjoy a Little Mischief with 'Poem for a Hidden Passage' by Catherine Pierce
Enjoy a Little Mischief with 'Poem for a Hidden Passage' by Catherine Pierce
Thank goodness for an active imagination and a well-stocked library, or many of us might actually wander — in real life — down that shadowy corridor or into a secret passage that leads... who knows where. Dare you!
Barcelona, Mystery Islands, Perfect Tea, Travel Stories & More: Endnotes 16 September
Barcelona, Mystery Islands, Perfect Tea, Travel Stories & More: Endnotes 16 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a lyrical ode to book buying, how to be a regular, choose-your-own-adventure books, 19th-century French postcards, and more.
SSoP Episode 43 — Secret Passages: Down the Rabbit Hole
SSoP Episode 43 — Secret Passages: Down the Rabbit Hole
Would you rather... lean on a bookcase, then feel it swivel you into a previously unknown secret room — or pry open a small hidden door, grab a brass candelabra, and step into a secret passage to who knows where?
Piccolomini Library, Malta, Miss Marple, European Castles & More: Endnotes 09 September
Piccolomini Library, Malta, Miss Marple, European Castles & More: Endnotes 09 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the best book adaptations, a travel persona quiz, tasty restaurants in government buildings, a Victorian scrapbook, and more.
Big Cedar Lake, Vintage Cookbooks, Beautiful Oases, Goreyesque Names & More: Endnotes 02 September
Big Cedar Lake, Vintage Cookbooks, Beautiful Oases, Goreyesque Names & More: Endnotes 02 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a stellar bakery in Madrid, pairing tea and classic British novels, a magical dragon boat, the dogs of Kars, Turkey, and more.
5 Great Books Set in Canada's Atlantic Provinces That We Love
5 Great Books Set in Canada's Atlantic Provinces That We Love
Take a virtual trip to Canada's eastern shores with these amazing books, including two gripping family sagas, a memoir about the world's most uncooperative boat, a noirish mystery story, and a funny novel about death.
SSoP Episode 42 — Atlantic Canada: For There Blow Some Cold Nor'westers on the Banks of Newfoundland
SSoP Episode 42 — Atlantic Canada: For There Blow Some Cold Nor'westers on the Banks of Newfoundland
Pull on your Wellies and batten down the hatches for a virtual trip to the rough and romantic coast of Atlantic Canada, a land of salty sailors and other hardy folk who know the value of a good yarn and a hot cuppa.
Emperor Guan, Three Pines Newsletter, Lighthouses, Library Museums & More: Endnotes 26 August
Emperor Guan, Three Pines Newsletter, Lighthouses, Library Museums & More: Endnotes 26 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Keanu Reeves & The Devil in the White City, books we pretend to have read, visiting Slovenia, summery polar bears, and more.
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