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

Friday, 7 January, 2022

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.

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According to the Victoria Museum, the arresting photo above was taken by Margaret Kirk, circa 1936, in the Australian town of Katherine. The gentleman is the WWI veteran and ‘mug baker’ Bill Carter. I’m not sure what qualifies a pie as weird or a pastie as strange, but I would love to time-travel and find out. Love buns for all! Should you need to know more about Katherine, a.k.a., the town where ‘the outback meets the tropics,’ here’s a deep dive into its history with plenty of photos and anecdotes.

  • I was a guest on episode 86 of the wonderful podcast The Perks of Being a Book Lover and was thrilled to contribute to the most recent episode of the show — 2021 Year in Review and What’s New in 2022 — with my favorite read of 2021.

  • Here’s an easy way to get a foreign language in front of your eyeballs. Toucan translates the web page you’re reading into another language and helps you muddle your way through it. No Czech option (no surprise), but I’ve been brushing up on my French.

  • Here are the winning entries in the TripFiction 2021 ‘Sense of Place’ Creative Writing Competition.

  • Ooooh, The Guardian reviews the new documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror. ‘At three-and-a-bit hours long, this is worth every geeky minute if you’re into the genre of the title… With its really smart deep dives into cultural criticism, this is a seasonal stocking overflowing with spooky fun.’

 

Let’s bring Weird Pie and Unicorn Hat Energy into 2022!

Top image courtesy of Museums Victoria/Unsplash.

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