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Seville Oranges, Emily Brontë, Walled Cities, Prose Poetry & More: Endnotes 24 February
Seville Oranges, Emily Brontë, Walled Cities, Prose Poetry & More: Endnotes 24 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a book club with Andrew Sean Greer, a HarperCollins explainer, Edward Hopper's art at NYC's Whitney, tea science, and more.
Slow Down with the Lyrical Poem 'Going Home: New Orleans' by Sheryl St. Germain
Slow Down with the Lyrical Poem 'Going Home: New Orleans' by Sheryl St. Germain
This poem by Sheryl St. Germain will transport you to a quiet New Orleans, a languorous city where you can rest your bones on a porch swing, listen to the night sounds, and relish details that make it feel like home.
SSoP Podcast Episode 46 — New Orleans: Pass a Good Time
SSoP Podcast Episode 46 — New Orleans: Pass a Good Time
It's said there are good times and good stories. New Orleans promises both. From the everyday magic of beignets and jazz and voodoo to the once-a-year razzle-dazzle of Mardi Gras, The Big Easy is a serious party.
Eismeer Station, Reading Strategy, Trieste, Rom-Com Novels & More: Endnotes 17 February
Eismeer Station, Reading Strategy, Trieste, Rom-Com Novels & More: Endnotes 17 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got cities with distinct smells, revisiting 'The Remains of the Day,' Gudrid the Far-Traveled, Iceland's baby puffins, and more.
Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla De Patatas) Inspired by 'When I Sing, Mountains Dance
Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla De Patatas) Inspired by 'When I Sing, Mountains Dance
It may look like a simple omelet or a frittata, but the tortilla de patatas is something special. Slinky with olive oil and tender to the bite, it might be Spain's most iconic dish. And you can make it at home.
Bora Bora, Ampersands, Remote Hotels, Hot Boy Readers & More: Endnotes 10 February
Bora Bora, Ampersands, Remote Hotels, Hot Boy Readers & More: Endnotes 10 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 20 awesome songs about books, modeling Frank Lloyd Wright's designs, an argument for tourism, a charming food diary, and more.
Poems by Théophile Gautier and Emma Lazarus About the Beauty of the Alhambra
Poems by Théophile Gautier and Emma Lazarus About the Beauty of the Alhambra
Who among us hasn't looked back in longing — either with our eyes or our memories — to a beautiful, beloved place and wished we hadn't had to leave? These poems capture that tender feeling with exquisite precision.
SSoP Podcast Episode 45 — Spain: Valencia, Velázquez, and Vermouth
SSoP Podcast Episode 45 — Spain: Valencia, Velázquez, and Vermouth
One lifetime isn't long enough to enjoy all the amazing food, art, architecture, outdoor adventures, and general good-life vibes it has to offer. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try! Let us help you get started.
Up Helly Aa, Teen Sleuths, Heywood Hill Books, Pasta Love & More: Endnotes 03 February
Up Helly Aa, Teen Sleuths, Heywood Hill Books, Pasta Love & More: Endnotes 03 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a revolutionary food writer, sweet wooden automata, books that weave stories within stories, a comic about flying, and more.
SSoP Podcast Season 5: Announcing 12 Exciting Destinations
SSoP Podcast Season 5: Announcing 12 Exciting Destinations
Season Five of our podcast starts 06 February! We're delighted to share the 12 destinations we'll explore. From Jamaica to Sri Lanka, Argentina to Maine, and points in between. Get set for adventure and great books.
Lewis Carroll, Escape Rooms, Reading Rituals, Bibliomat & More: Endnotes 27 January
Lewis Carroll, Escape Rooms, Reading Rituals, Bibliomat & More: Endnotes 27 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the English Breakfast Society, a Gamache Read-a-Long, narrative paper sculptures, an ode to Lunar New Year, Word Daily, and more.
Grilled Cheese, Grammar Foibles, Shadowology, Celeb Memoirs & More: Endnotes 20 January
Grilled Cheese, Grammar Foibles, Shadowology, Celeb Memoirs & More: Endnotes 20 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a tasty essay from Andrew Sean Greer, the Miss Universe 'National Costumes,' great audiobooks, Queen Victoria's art, and more.
17 Collections of Short Stories and Essays with a Strong Sense of Place
17 Collections of Short Stories and Essays with a Strong Sense of Place
Folklore, food, horror, small-town life, tales of magic and mystery. Think of these collections as appetizer platters to give you a little taste of Russia, Prague, Scotland, New Zealand, Hawaii, Ireland, and more.
Scarborough, Fictional Hotels, Poetry Fashion, Traditional Mysteries & More: Endnotes 13 January
Scarborough, Fictional Hotels, Poetry Fashion, Traditional Mysteries & More: Endnotes 13 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an epic cache of retro menus, upside-down paintings, top children's book illustrators, a short story from Robin Sloan, and more.
Celebrate Everyday Joys with Pablo Neruda's Charming Poem 'Ode to My Socks'
Celebrate Everyday Joys with Pablo Neruda's Charming Poem 'Ode to My Socks'
In this delightful poem, Pablo Neruda — the Nobel-Prize-winning, Chilean, poet-diplomat word-wizard — celebrates a pair of 'magnificent' socks and, along the way, reminds us to recognize and celebrate everyday joys.
Tips to Read More, Ice Rinks, Book Towns, Goth Tea & More: Endnotes 06 January
Tips to Read More, Ice Rinks, Book Towns, Goth Tea & More: Endnotes 06 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got ranking the alphabet's letters, snowy Prague, international vending machines, a new Paris reading room, cake (!), and more.
16 Page-Turner Novels Set in Gloriously Cold and Snowy Places
16 Page-Turner Novels Set in Gloriously Cold and Snowy Places
It's quite cozy to read stories blanketed in snow. These books are all set in appropriately chilly environs, and there's a genre for every reader: adventure, thriller, mystery, horror, and a delightful caper.
Hello 2023, Victorian Traditions, Poetry Podcast, Food Movies & More: Endnotes 30 December
Hello 2023, Victorian Traditions, Poetry Podcast, Food Movies & More: Endnotes 30 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got New Year's Eve traditions, a Library of Congress restoration project, upcoming Dark Academia novels, tote bag mania, and more.
Austria, Candy Canes, Jane Austen Xmas, Homemade Snow Globes & More: Endnotes 23 December
Austria, Candy Canes, Jane Austen Xmas, Homemade Snow Globes & More: Endnotes 23 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Edwardian Christmas tree costumes, a Boxing Day explainer, covers of 'Last Christmas,' the best musical Scrooge, and more.
A Beautiful, Haunting Poem About Snow by Emily Dickinson
A Beautiful, Haunting Poem About Snow by Emily Dickinson
Poet Emily Dickinson grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the late 19th century. I can only assume she knew her way around snow. It couldn't have been easy to navigate drifts in low skirts and ankle boots with heels.
Marais, Xmas Comic, Krampus, Fictional Detectives, Cookies & More: Endnotes 16 December
Marais, Xmas Comic, Krampus, Fictional Detectives, Cookies & More: Endnotes 16 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Dorian Gray's skincare tips, spun-glass dresses, maple syrup cartel, looking back on NaNoWriMo, pandemic reading, and more.
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