Isle of Lewis, Summer Thrillers, Historic Pools, Card Catalogs & More: Endnotes 03 June

Isle of Lewis, Summer Thrillers, Historic Pools, Card Catalogs & More: Endnotes 03 June

Friday, 3 June, 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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The stone house above is found on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, just off the northwestern coast of Scotland. There are 600 miles of roiling, cold Atlantic between its rocky self and Iceland. I’d first heard of it when I read the thrilling (and thrillingly dark) murder mystery The Blackhouse by Peter May for the Scotland episode of our podcast. Now I can’t stop daydreaming about a trip there. There are scenic beaches, ancient Norse mill buildings, a ring of standing stones, and the Blackhouse Village. Here are 39 things to do on the island.

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Episode of The Library of Lost Time

In each 5-minute show, we share two new book releases at the top of our TBR, then celebrate a fun book- or travel-related distraction. Get all the episodes and books galore here.

In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: Hide by Kiersten White and Born to Be Hanged by Maria Adelmann. Then we discuss the very soothing, compelling cooking videos from Azerbaijan on the Country Life Vlog.

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May you cook up something good, literally and metaphorically, this week.

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