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Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Victorian lady mountain climbers, the dinner of the future, books set around the United States, a magical train ride, and more.
Reykjavik Salmon Salad Inspired by 'The Tricking of Freya'
Reykjavik Salmon Salad Inspired by 'The Tricking of Freya'
The flavors of Iceland reflect its terrain: tangy skyr, silky smoked salmon, grassy herbs; everything is fresh, vibrant, and local. Inspired by Icelandic breakfast, this dish brings a taste of Iceland to your table.
All the Reasons We Want to Visit The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, Iceland
All the Reasons We Want to Visit The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, Iceland
What makes an already fantastic place even better? A bookshop, of course. And when it's a lovingly preserved historic shop with a friendly bookseller (in tweed) with stunning views out the windows, we're all in.
5 Great Books Set in Iceland That We Love
5 Great Books Set in Iceland That We Love
Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice, but we like to think of it as the Land of Legends and Poetry. Its dramatic landscape, Viking history, and rich folklore make it a great setting for all kinds of stories.
SSoP Podcast Episode 33 — Iceland: Warrior Poets, Emo Horses, and Maybe (Probably) Elves
SSoP Podcast Episode 33 — Iceland: Warrior Poets, Emo Horses, and Maybe (Probably) Elves
The sales pitch for Iceland could just be a list of awesome words: Emo Horses, Elf Houses, Warrior Poets, Northern Lights, Torquoise Hot Springs. It's the Land of Fire and Ice — and friendly people and great books.
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, the history of Greek salad, a guide to Regency lingo, the real Miss Havisham, and more.
Happy Birthday to Charlotte Brontë, Born on This Day in 1816
Happy Birthday to Charlotte Brontë, Born on This Day in 1816
If we could, we would invite Charlotte Brontë over for a celebratory afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones, plenty of hot Earl Grey, and the hot gossip about her crush on her teacher Constantin Héger. HBD, CB!
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 'dysfunctional' heroines, the power of book inscriptions, counting penguins in Antarctica, bioluminescent tourism, and more.
SSoP Podcast Season 4: Announcing 12 Amazing Destinations
SSoP Podcast Season 4: Announcing 12 Amazing Destinations
Season Four of our podcast starts 25 April! Here are the 12 destinations and themes we'll be exploring. From the Southern Hemisphere to the far north, Appalachia to Hawaii, join us for big adventure and great books.
Diners, Food in Austen, 365 Stories, Odd Books, Bruegel's Art & More: Endnotes 08 April
Diners, Food in Austen, 365 Stories, Odd Books, Bruegel's Art & More: Endnotes 08 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Silent Book Club, weird and wonderful animals, retro recipes, gorgeous jungle hotels, Jeopardy champ Amy Schneider, and more.
Announcing our New Project: The Library of Lost Time
Announcing our New Project: The Library of Lost Time
We heard you when you said you wanted more book- and travel-related stuff from us. So today, we're sharing the first episode of 'The Library of Lost Time,' our exciting new video/podcast project. Hope you love it!
14 Compelling Novels That Weave Stories Within Stories
14 Compelling Novels That Weave Stories Within Stories
An engaging story that's well-told is one of life's great pleasures. And a story that meanders with good intentions into backstories and side stories and related stories? Well, that's the very best kind of word sorcery.
Madrid, Holbein Exhibit, Dickinson's Inner Space, Gothic Novels & More: Endnotes 01 April
Madrid, Holbein Exhibit, Dickinson's Inner Space, Gothic Novels & More: Endnotes 01 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the food worth eating in every state, reading 'Hamlet,' paternoster elevators, vintage menus, Oscars gowns as books, and more.
'And Yet the Books' by the Polish Nobel Prize-Winning Poet Czesław Miłosz
'And Yet the Books' by the Polish Nobel Prize-Winning Poet Czesław Miłosz
Poet Czesław Miłosz lived through the most dramatic events of 20th-century Europe. He worked in the Polish Resistance, translated Shakespeare, and composed poetry of great power, including this love letter to books.
Toronto, Ukrainian Art, Index Magic, Destination Restaurants & More: Endnotes 25 March
Toronto, Ukrainian Art, Index Magic, Destination Restaurants & More: Endnotes 25 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a podcast transcript in ASL, foreign language pronunciation, a Middle East quiz, medieval cookies, an ode to Paris, and more.
Indian Stuffed Peppers with Butter-Curry Sauce Inspired by 'The Widows of Malabar Hill'
Indian Stuffed Peppers with Butter-Curry Sauce Inspired by 'The Widows of Malabar Hill'
Stuffed peppers are old-school comfort food, but they're way more fun when you spice 'em up. And thanks to a velvety curry sauce that tastes like cardamon-cumin clouds, these stuffed peppers are a little bit fancy.
Grand Hotel, Books for Ukrainian Kids, Women's Prize for Fiction & More: Endnotes 18 March
Grand Hotel, Books for Ukrainian Kids, Women's Prize for Fiction & More: Endnotes 18 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Ukrainian war diary, kids' books in translation, the history of the jackalope, a new novel from Diana Abu-Jaber, and more.
16 Coming-of-Age Stories Set Around the World
16 Coming-of-Age Stories Set Around the World
Let's all extend our gratitude to fictional characters for GOING THROUGH STUFF so we can live vicariously through them on the page. There's food, family, fights, and forgiveness — so, basically, all the good stuff.
Tossa De Mar, Fairy-Tale Magic, Gotham City Art, German Roadtrip & More: Endnotes 04 March
Tossa De Mar, Fairy-Tale Magic, Gotham City Art, German Roadtrip & More: Endnotes 04 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the history of the question mark, Pennsylvania scrapple, Ukrainian novels, LA's Union Station, fiction podcasts, and more.
Two Poems from Ukraine's Rock-Star Poet Serhiy Zhadan
Two Poems from Ukraine's Rock-Star Poet Serhiy Zhadan
These lyrical poems by Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan weave sensory imagery with history, memoir, and feelings of fear, love, bravado, sorrow — you know, all that human stuff. They're equally sobering and uplifting.
King Penguins, Fairytale Retellings, Nile Cruise, Doughnuts & More: Endnotes 25 February
King Penguins, Fairytale Retellings, Nile Cruise, Doughnuts & More: Endnotes 25 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got new writing from Aghan women, a vampire hunting kit, Edward Gorey's sweeter side, the science of bookstore design, and more.
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