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Tender and Eerie: 'Death Comes to Me Again, A Girl' by American Poet Dorianne Laux
Tender and Eerie: 'Death Comes to Me Again, A Girl' by American Poet Dorianne Laux
The American poet Dorianne Laux weaves a spell with her word witchery, infusing this poem with humanity, light, and sorrow. Forget jump scares and unwelcome things that go bump in the night. This is a gentle ghost.
Jerusalem Synagogue, Bookbinding, NYPL Archive, Turkistan & More: Endnotes 29 September
Jerusalem Synagogue, Bookbinding, NYPL Archive, Turkistan & More: Endnotes 29 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got beautiful historic train stations, the best food books for fall, a new opera about Nellie Bly, popcorn history, and more.
5 Great Books Set in the State of Maine That We Love
5 Great Books Set in the State of Maine That We Love
Close your eyes and imagine Maine. Do you see the lobster rolls and lonely lighthouses? The majestic pine trees and crashing Atlantic waves? There's also spine-tingling horror, salty sailors, and sweet blueberries.
Marseille, Sparkly Books, Manet's Olympia, Vibey Novels & More: Endnotes 22 September
Marseille, Sparkly Books, Manet's Olympia, Vibey Novels & More: Endnotes 22 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got new words in dictionary.com, the history of the BLT, why to visit Albania, 38 literary adaptations, fall thrillers, and more.
New Orleans, Louis Duncan's Legacy, Peruvian Food, Carnival Scents & More: Endnotes 15 September
New Orleans, Louis Duncan's Legacy, Peruvian Food, Carnival Scents & More: Endnotes 15 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got tasty reading snacks, the history of goody two-shoes, before-and-after pics around the world, stunning libraries, and more.
Choose the Correct Blue with the Poem 'Cartography for Beginners' by Emily Hasler
Choose the Correct Blue with the Poem 'Cartography for Beginners' by Emily Hasler
This work by English poet Emily Hasler inspires delight, a wry smirk, and a desire to wander toward a local pub or a new bend in the river. Her precise words are an irresistible invitation to embrace Wild Abandon.
Malmö Library, Magical Realism, Lady Spies, Food Markets & More: Endnotes 08 September
Malmö Library, Magical Realism, Lady Spies, Food Markets & More: Endnotes 08 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a walk across England, a Daphne du Maurier interview, rock-style literary tshirts, A Haunting in Venice, food trails, and more.
5 Great Books Set in Argentina That We Love
5 Great Books Set in Argentina That We Love
Take a virtual trip to the land of Buenos Aires, the Pampas, and Tierra del Fuego with these unputdownable books set in Argentina. You'll feel big feelings and travel back in time alongside unforgettable characters.
Cartagena, Code Poetry, Sleeper Trains, Period Dramas & More: Endnotes 01 September
Cartagena, Code Poetry, Sleeper Trains, Period Dramas & More: Endnotes 01 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got women writers in translation, baking bread in Jordan, an amazing 3D book, Peruvian potatoes, golden-age mysteries, and more.
12 Inspiring Cookbooks That Will Transport You Around the World
12 Inspiring Cookbooks That Will Transport You Around the World
From Peru to Italy, Jamaica to Thailand, and points in between, these cookbooks bring the tastes of the world to your kitchen — with inspiring photos and personal stories best shared over a plate of something tasty.
Laos, Sci-Fi Vacation Stories, US Sandwiches, Translating BTS & More: Endnotes 25 August
Laos, Sci-Fi Vacation Stories, US Sandwiches, Translating BTS & More: Endnotes 25 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an ode to hotel lobbies, podcasts for poetry lovers, a new look at Shakespeare, quirky roadside stops, Gothic reads, and more.
8 Great Books Set in Spain That We Love
8 Great Books Set in Spain That We Love
Spain is a beautiful country with fascinating history, world-class art, irresistible food, bustling cities, and landscapes that inspire the most pragmatic visitor to poetry. Let these books transport you there.
5 Great Books Set in Kenya That We Love
5 Great Books Set in Kenya That We Love
Get ready to fall in love with Kenya's otherworldly beauty, majestic wildlife, and welcoming culture. You can visit a Maasai village, cruise on a white-sailed ship at sunset, and relive epic adventures of the past.
6 Great Books Set in Jamaica That We Love
6 Great Books Set in Jamaica That We Love
Take a virtual trip to Jamaica with a YA adventure, delicious cookbooks, a sweet family saga, a short story collection that'll punch you in the feelings, and a novel about an (extra)ordinary woman named Adamine.
Tenerife, Goblin Words, Paris Landmarks, Book Hoarding, Yetis & More: Endnotes 11 August
Tenerife, Goblin Words, Paris Landmarks, Book Hoarding, Yetis & More: Endnotes 11 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got weird/dark/funny children's books, a challenging word quiz, tips for minimizing stress after travel, aquatic horror, and more.
Take an Emotional Journal with the Poem 'The Luggage' by Constance Urdang
Take an Emotional Journal with the Poem 'The Luggage' by Constance Urdang
American poet Constance Urdang packs this brief poem with crisp, vivid imagery, capturing the anticipation of travel and the (literal and metaphorical) baggage that we carry with us. And what a stunner of an opening!
National Book Festival, Giant Typewriter, Book Factory Pics & More: Endnotes 04 August
National Book Festival, Giant Typewriter, Book Factory Pics & More: Endnotes 04 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Edward Hopper's Nighthawks sketches, Tom Cruise running, mysteries set in mansions, summer books, epic room service, and more.
7 Great Novels Set in Bookshops To Inspire a Book Shopping Spree
7 Great Novels Set in Bookshops To Inspire a Book Shopping Spree
If you love books and bookshops, what's better than novels _about_ books _set in bookshops_?! These stories feature unforgettable characters who spend their days among the shelves of bookshops you will want to visit.
S'mores & Hot Dogs, Library Novels, Judy Blume, Olympic Torch & More: Endnotes 28 July
S'mores & Hot Dogs, Library Novels, Judy Blume, Olympic Torch & More: Endnotes 28 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got why British shows have so few episodes, how to read well, a fun shark quiz, reading tools for the visually impaired, and more.
SSoP Podcast: Bonus Episode With Tasha Sounart, Creative Director of Theme Parks at Pixar
SSoP Podcast: Bonus Episode With Tasha Sounart, Creative Director of Theme Parks at Pixar
Wouldn't it be great to hang out with Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story — or get caught up in a thrilling caper with the Incredibles?! Our guest Tasha does just that in her work at Pixar and Disney theme parks.
8 Thrilling Novels Set in Amusement Parks That Make It Feel Like Summer Anytime
8 Thrilling Novels Set in Amusement Parks That Make It Feel Like Summer Anytime
A day that starts with a roller coaster, ends with a fireworks display, and has a bunch of junk food in the middle can be a whole lot of fun. But as these books make all too clear, delights can also be dangerous.
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