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Every Friday, we celebrate the weekend — and all the reading and relaxing and daydreaming time ahead — with Melissa's favorite book- and travel-related links of the week. Why work when you can read fun stuff?!
This post is part of our Endnotes series.
That icy-looking body of water above is Moraine Lake, a glacier-fed lake found in the romantically named Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. During the summer, the water is a striking shade of turquoise blue as the sunlight is refracted off rock flour suspended in the lake. But we love this placid and chilly image that seems to say ‘winter is coming.’
We almost always buy Pringles. What does your Hudson News haul say about you?
Need fresh inspiration to track your reading? Modern Mrs. Darcy has you covered with a new printable reading journal.
National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a., NaNoWriMo begins today! Here are eight novels — with a strong sense of place — that were written during NaNoWrimo.
Negative Space began as a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge that describes a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase. Now it’s also a lovely and bittersweet 5-minute animated film.
Sure, I guess you could call your pixie a French guillotine haircut.
Keeping Up With The Penguins is a delightfully funny (and smart) blog whose author is devoted to reading the books she’s never read even though she ‘really should have.’ The entire archive is worth a visit, and this post on how to remember what you read is gold.
Bookish podcast of the week: The BBC Bookclub podcast is a treasure trove of entertaining and insightful conversations. Host James Naughtie talks to accomplished authors about their best-known novels. In this installment, Kazuo Ishiguro talks about The Remains of the Day, a book we featured in a post this week.
Travel podcast of the week: The Zero To Travel Podcast delivers fascinating stories and advice for travel newbies and experts. In this episode, the host Jason speaks to Oslo expat Maria Amelie. They talk about the challenges of the immigrant experience and how her illegal stay in Norway led to the creation of a new law.
Top image courtesy of Banter Snaps.
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