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Banff Springs Hotel, Bookshop Cats, Galápagos Library & More: Endnotes 06 November
Banff Springs Hotel, Bookshop Cats, Galápagos Library & More: Endnotes 06 November
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Persian soup, the romance of regional airport diners, colorful Mexico and Estonia, the secret world of diary hunters, and more.
Tokyo is a Sinister Setting for the Twisty Thriller 'The Devotion of Suspect X'
Tokyo is a Sinister Setting for the Twisty Thriller 'The Devotion of Suspect X'
This can't-put-it-down book is an exhilarating cat-and-mouse game. We know who did it! Now we're watching the culprit try to outplay the intelligent detectives who are on his tail. Deliciously, painfully suspenseful.
Persian Kabob Koobideh Inspired by the Novel 'Darius the Great is Not Okay'
Persian Kabob Koobideh Inspired by the Novel 'Darius the Great is Not Okay'
We can all agree that meat on a stick surpasses every other kind of meat. This recipe for Persian kabobs is easy to make and will transport you into the world of Darius, a teenager who's yet to recognize his greatness.
SSoP Podcast Ep. 18 — Iran: Revolution, Poetry, Storytelling, and Spices
SSoP Podcast Ep. 18 — Iran: Revolution, Poetry, Storytelling, and Spices
Iran, formerly known as Persia, has a turbulent history and a fascinating present. In this episode, we get curious about the culture (food! poetry! storytelling!) and explore the impact of the 1979 Revolution.
Day of the Dead, Literary Destinations, Budapest Inspiration & More: Endnotes 30 October
Day of the Dead, Literary Destinations, Budapest Inspiration & More: Endnotes 30 October
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Jane Austen-related news, a new online comic set in Beirut, a dramatic cliffside hotel in Colombia, Halloween links, and more.
Take the Train to Transylvania to Re-Enact the Romance and Drama of 'Dracula'
Take the Train to Transylvania to Re-Enact the Romance and Drama of 'Dracula'
This weekend, indulge in all things Dracula. Read the novel! Listen to the audio dramatization! Put on the play! Along the way, you'll armchair travel to Romania, Hungary, Whitby, London, and more with a fanged friend.
Pumpkin-Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Inspired by the Novel 'Small Spaces'
Pumpkin-Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Inspired by the Novel 'Small Spaces'
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a rite of passage at Halloween time, and this recipe elevates the seasonal standard to something truly spectacular. The perfect crunchy go-along to this delightfully creepy horror novel.
TripFiction Recommends Books Set in Vienna, Bangkok, Jaipur, Berlin, Florence & More
TripFiction Recommends Books Set in Vienna, Bangkok, Jaipur, Berlin, Florence & More
Tina Hartas founded TripFiction because she knows, as we do, that reading books set in far-flung locales is a lovely way to armchair travel and prep for real-world adventure. Here are her top picks for great books.
6 Short Story Collections That Are Appropriately Eerie for Halloween
6 Short Story Collections That Are Appropriately Eerie for Halloween
These brilliant short story collections are brimming with delightfully eerie tales of ghosts, goblins, demons, witches, vampires, and the other dark things that come to visit us in the nightmare deep of the night.
Père Lachaise, the Real Manderley, Mary Shelley, Postcard Art & More: Endnotes 23 October
Père Lachaise, the Real Manderley, Mary Shelley, Postcard Art & More: Endnotes 23 October
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got writing books by hand, authors' fave destinations, room service love, the art of translation, free horror audiobooks, and more.
Travel to Styria and Be Seduced by the Perilously Alluring 'Carmilla'
Travel to Styria and Be Seduced by the Perilously Alluring 'Carmilla'
Oh, Carmilla! She's beautiful and slinky and, perhaps, not as innocent as she seems. Which makes this vampire story a suspenseful, atmospheric romp through dark bedrooms, chilly drawing rooms, and misty mountains.
Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling Inspired by 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling Inspired by 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
In addition to social-climbing tendencies, scarecrow-like appearance, and ability to annoy the dead and undead, Ichabod Crane is also known for gluttony. With a sweet-and-spicy cake like this, who can blame him?!
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