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'The Paradox Hotel' Author Rob Hart Recommends Books with a Strong Sense of Place
'The Paradox Hotel' Author Rob Hart Recommends Books with a Strong Sense of Place
Rob Hart's novel 'The Paradox Hotel' deftly combines sci-fi and detective tropes into something fresh and fun. What inspires his imagination? Strong heroines, a bunch of must-read classics, and very scary horror.
Egyptian Monastery, Healing Art, Ukrainian Lit, Lucy Foley & More: Endnotes 18 February
Egyptian Monastery, Healing Art, Ukrainian Lit, Lucy Foley & More: Endnotes 18 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a stunning Czech library, a lost Eiffel Tower restaurant, identity-switching novels, how wonder can transform us, and more.
12 Great Books Set in the Forest That We Love
12 Great Books Set in the Forest That We Love
We cannot resist a sun-dappled path that winds among tall tree trunks, then seems to disappear around a curve just up ahead. What lies beyond: Danger? Treasure? Adventure? There's only one way to find out: Walk on.
Sejong the Great, Dancing Trees, Charlotte Brontë's Fashion, Word Games & More: Endnotes 11 February
Sejong the Great, Dancing Trees, Charlotte Brontë's Fashion, Word Games & More: Endnotes 11 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got odd travel jobs, pretty pop-up books, novels about family curses, an ode to soup, tours inspired by Agatha Christie, and more.
Add Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece to Your Must-Visit Bookshop List
Add Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece to Your Must-Visit Bookshop List
One of the treats of travel is browsing the shelves of a bookstore in a far-flung locale. It feels both completely foreign and blessedly familiar all at once. Add Atlantis Books on Santorini to your must-visit list.
Ethiopian Coffee, Black Cake, Gilded Age Reads, Jet Lag & More: Endnotes 04 February
Ethiopian Coffee, Black Cake, Gilded Age Reads, Jet Lag & More: Endnotes 04 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got croissant cereal, amazing online reading groups, Harlem Renaissance photographs, the story of a Soviet cookbook, and more.
Stay Cozy with These 6 Books Set in the Cold and Snow
Stay Cozy with These 6 Books Set in the Cold and Snow
Writer Elizabeth Held has great taste in books. Her newsletter, 'What To Read If,' is a welcome arrival in our email each week. In this post, she recommends novels in which dramatic snowstorms play a starring role.
Haldon Belvedere, The Gilded Age, Cross-Writing, Introvert Comics & More: Endnotes 28 January
Haldon Belvedere, The Gilded Age, Cross-Writing, Introvert Comics & More: Endnotes 28 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Prague Times podcast, 100 best books by women, thinking like an elephant, responsible travel in 2022, cozy words, and more.
Yearning for Home: 'Tell Me About Istanbul' by Nazim Hikmet
Yearning for Home: 'Tell Me About Istanbul' by Nazim Hikmet
In this lyrical poem about Istanbul, Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet captures all the complicated feelings inspired by 'home.' It's a romantic love letter, a protest, and a clear-eyed tribute to the city on the Bosphorus.
Castelmezzano, Anne Frank, Reading Goals, European Cities & More: Endnotes 21 January
Castelmezzano, Anne Frank, Reading Goals, European Cities & More: Endnotes 21 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the fun of biphasic sleep, famous letterhead, the joy of travel disasters, food grammar, 19th-century street style, and more.
In 'Something to Hide,' Family Strife and Nigerian Tradition Lead to Murder in London
In 'Something to Hide,' Family Strife and Nigerian Tradition Lead to Murder in London
Explore modern London with the latest installment in the Inspector Lynley series. It's an intricately plotted murder mystery with a cast of fascinating suspects — with Lynley and Havers as irrepressible as ever.
8 Foodie Memoirs and Novels for Readers Who Love Food as Much as Books
8 Foodie Memoirs and Novels for Readers Who Love Food as Much as Books
From the southern United States to Iraq, Lebanon, Denmark, New York City, and more, these books — recommended by Austin-based writer Addie Broyles — create a strong sense of place through local food and community.
Quebec Library, Tricky Translation, Paris Lit, Trendy 'Hoods & More: Endnotes 14 January
Quebec Library, Tricky Translation, Paris Lit, Trendy 'Hoods & More: Endnotes 14 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a walk in Bucharest, the history of the potato chip, Pride and Prejudice Day, old-timey vocab, visiting Mongolia, and more.
Greek Meatballs and Lemon Potatoes Inspired by 'This Rough Magic'
Greek Meatballs and Lemon Potatoes Inspired by 'This Rough Magic'
The phrase meat-and-potatoes is basically code for comfort food. Add a touch of sunshine (a.k.a., lemon) and Greek herbs to the mix, and you've got an instant trip to the Greek islands embarking from your kitchen.
Weird Pies, Scooby-Doo, Folk Horror, Waterside Hotels, Dali & More: Endnotes 07 January
Weird Pies, Scooby-Doo, Folk Horror, Waterside Hotels, Dali & More: Endnotes 07 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the most checked-out books of 2021, moon trees, NatGeo travel photos, Olympic ice skating fashion, curiosity hacks, and more.
Danger and Intrigue in the Austrian Alps with the Classic Whodunnit 'Crossed Skis'
Danger and Intrigue in the Austrian Alps with the Classic Whodunnit 'Crossed Skis'
A ski trip in the Austrian Alps is the stuff of dreams: dazzling white snow and mountain vistas as far as the eye can see. But when Miss Bridget Manners plans a ski holiday, it's danger and intrigue on the slopes.
11 Inspiring Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You to Greece
11 Inspiring Instagram Accounts That Will Transport You to Greece
A white-washed patio warmed by the sun, a chilled bottle of retsina, a block of feta with olives and bread fresh from the oven, all enveloped in a light sea breeze. These brilliant Instagrammers will take you there.
In Which Our Heroine Regales Us With Diverting Tales from a Country Ball
In Which Our Heroine Regales Us With Diverting Tales from a Country Ball
Dancing, cocktails, fancy dress, and tongue-wagging gossip — what's more fun than a country ball? The correct answer: a country ball as described by Jane Austen. Happy new year! May 2022 bring you all good things.
Christmas Wishes, Dickens' Manuscript, Magical Snowscapes & More: Endnotes 24 December
Christmas Wishes, Dickens' Manuscript, Magical Snowscapes & More: Endnotes 24 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've gone all-in on Christmas goodies: amazing holiday hairstyles, retro recipes, Dickens' legendary manuscript, snowscapes, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 32 — Greece: Gyros, Heroes, Philosophy, and Phyllo
SSoP Podcast Episode 32 — Greece: Gyros, Heroes, Philosophy, and Phyllo
There's almost too much to love about Greece. Fascinating history that changed Western civilization? Yes. Enchanting beaches and crystal blue water? Check. Amazing food, music, and art, to feed your soul? Definitely.
Prague, Best Graphic Lit, Newsletter Boom, Ice Sculptures & More: Endnotes 17 December
Prague, Best Graphic Lit, Newsletter Boom, Ice Sculptures & More: Endnotes 17 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a bunch of adorable penguins, the true story of 'The Lottery,' Q&A with 7 literary translators, famous architecture, and more.
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