endnotes

Heading into the weekend like Dorothy Parker heading into lunch on Tuesday.

Myanmar, Board Game History, Peruvian Cuisine, Art for Readers & More: Endnotes 24 September
Myanmar, Board Game History, Peruvian Cuisine, Art for Readers & More: Endnotes 24 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the beach in winter, vampire and Gothic novels, chocolate bars inspired by classic lit, Goodreads vs. Storygraph, and more.
Kilchurn Castle, Godfather Sandwich, Jane Eyre, Kiwi Slang & More: Endnotes 17 September
Kilchurn Castle, Godfather Sandwich, Jane Eyre, Kiwi Slang & More: Endnotes 17 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got cafés around the globe, Met Gala gowns and books, crossing the Atlantic on the QE2, book shortages(?), food writing, and more.
Mongolia, New Miss Marple, Wizard School, Nat'l Book Fest & More: Endnotes 10 September
Mongolia, New Miss Marple, Wizard School, Nat'l Book Fest & More: Endnotes 10 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got stunning paper sculptures, 1000 fried rice ideas, Booker Prize winners, awesome travel tips, pie-eating contests, and more.
Verona, Pay Phones, Analyzing Macbeth, Gothic Lit, Gen-X Vocab & More: Endnotes 03 September
Verona, Pay Phones, Analyzing Macbeth, Gothic Lit, Gen-X Vocab & More: Endnotes 03 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got luxury hotels and golden age crime novels, a miniature model village, 10 magical short stories, The French Dispatch, and more.
Ferris Wheels, a Powerful Poem, Tacos, Big Fall Books, Mud Murals & More: Endnotes 27 August
Ferris Wheels, a Powerful Poem, Tacos, Big Fall Books, Mud Murals & More: Endnotes 27 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the lost library of Russian tsars, Joséphine Baker, Phantasmagoria of the Enlightenment, a village frozen in time, and more.
Miami Beach, The Tempest, Letters of Note, Travel Posters & More: Endnotes 20 August
Miami Beach, The Tempest, Letters of Note, Travel Posters & More: Endnotes 20 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got how fiction improves vocab, Ruth Ozeki's new novel, beautiful abandoned places, the onus of good book translations, and more.
Yosemite, Color in Gothic Lit, Polish Tango, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 13 August
Yosemite, Color in Gothic Lit, Polish Tango, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 13 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got iconic poems, weird English spelling, UNESCO World Heritage sites, fictional magical schools, reading at the beach, and more.
Istria, Camping Horror Novels, Road Trips, Flash Fiction & More: Endnotes 06 August
Istria, Camping Horror Novels, Road Trips, Flash Fiction & More: Endnotes 06 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an ode to in-flight magazines, fiction from Erik Larson, Prague architecture, being a good hotel guest, blackhouses, and more.
Cat Islands, Butlers in Lit, Square Waves, Victorian Puns & More: Endnotes 30 July
Cat Islands, Butlers in Lit, Square Waves, Victorian Puns & More: Endnotes 30 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a 'confusing words' quiz, nighttime travel photos, Q&A with Matt Haig, summer sandwiches, rose windows, LeVar Burton, and more.
Madrid Bookshop, Austen Cookbook, Victorian Circus, Train Talk & More: Endnotes 23 July
Madrid Bookshop, Austen Cookbook, Victorian Circus, Train Talk & More: Endnotes 23 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Chuck Wendig's new haunted house novel, 'the pavement surgeon,' where lost luggage goes, nerding-out with rare books, and more.
Iceland, Literary Jeopardy, Retro Rest Stops, Ode to Used Books & More: Endnotes 16 July
Iceland, Literary Jeopardy, Retro Rest Stops, Ode to Used Books & More: Endnotes 16 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 'Jane Eyre' as a sacred text, bookstore cats, a chat with Daniel Silva, crossword puzzle secrets, European must-see, and more.
Croatia, Seabourne Magazine, Global French Fries, Gothic Covers & More: Endnotes 09 July
Croatia, Seabourne Magazine, Global French Fries, Gothic Covers & More: Endnotes 09 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got surfing with Agatha Christie, a beautiful Budapest flat, mythical spots IRL, who versus whom, Dick Francis novels, and more.
Paris Stairs, Canadian Writers, Beach Pajamas, Literary Tarot & More: Endnotes 02 July
Paris Stairs, Canadian Writers, Beach Pajamas, Literary Tarot & More: Endnotes 02 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got improv typewriter poetry, city squares around the globe, best crime novels, Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' illustrations, and more.
Hallstatt, Brontë Biopic, Depression-Era Travel, Cover Reveals & More: Endnotes 25 June
Hallstatt, Brontë Biopic, Depression-Era Travel, Cover Reveals & More: Endnotes 25 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Edwardian dinner etiquette, abandoned German ballroom, dancing on a giant typewriter, American accents, fiction pods, and more.
Wynwood Walls, Summer Poem, Literary Walks, Tillie Walden, & More: Endnotes 18 June
Wynwood Walls, Summer Poem, Literary Walks, Tillie Walden, & More: Endnotes 18 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an animated Cinque Terra, foodie books for Juneteenth, book-nerd humor, Moroccan design, history of the asterisk, and more.
Budapest, Historical Lit, Victorian Piers, Piranesi Book Club & More: Endnotes 11 June
Budapest, Historical Lit, Victorian Piers, Piranesi Book Club & More: Endnotes 11 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got flying Concorde, a fab South Korean library, a new fave summer drink, Tangier crime novels, castles in period films, and more.
Iceland, Black Tudors, a Poignant Scrapbook, Secret Paris & More: Endnotes 04 June
Iceland, Black Tudors, a Poignant Scrapbook, Secret Paris & More: Endnotes 04 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the potato chip capital of the world, Prague's literary cafés, Atlantis Books in Greece, history of the seashore, and more.
Havana, Big Plot Twists, Sweet Home Libraries, Gothic Fiction & More: Endnotes 28 May
Havana, Big Plot Twists, Sweet Home Libraries, Gothic Fiction & More: Endnotes 28 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got essays from Aminatta Forna, walrus sightings, Iranian hotels, a seafaring brooch, a funny homage to Anne Brontë, and more.
CA Poppies, SciFi Librarians, Int'l Sandwiches, Book Fairies & More: Endnotes 21 May
CA Poppies, SciFi Librarians, Int'l Sandwiches, Book Fairies & More: Endnotes 21 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a steampunk carnival, book fairies, Atlas Obscura trips, an Imperial Russian train route, Dickinson's Herbarium, and more.
Buenos Aires, Sanditon, Indie Bookshops, Gothic Cornwall & More: Endnotes 14 May
Buenos Aires, Sanditon, Indie Bookshops, Gothic Cornwall & More: Endnotes 14 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got best crime fiction series, Victorian bathing machines, Dickinson's love letters, Sweden in summer, jet-age airports, and more.
Hong Kong, Period Dramas, Fancy Coffee, Rut-Busting Reads & More: Endnotes 07 May
Hong Kong, Period Dramas, Fancy Coffee, Rut-Busting Reads & More: Endnotes 07 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Medieval anchoresses, the tiniest bookshelf, best fictional hotels, top sights in every US state, travel planning, and more.
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