Rio, Gothic Heroines, London Breakfast, Library Poems, Bio Comics & More: Endnotes 05 August

Rio, Gothic Heroines, London Breakfast, Library Poems, Bio Comics & More: Endnotes 05 August

Friday, 5 August, 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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That bird’s-eye view above is from the cable car that whisks visitors up Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The spectacular panorama that rewards travelers explains why about 2500 people ride to the top every day. According to this excellent blog post (a first-person account of the experience), the cars are so stable and secure, it feels as uneventful as riding an elevator. Unless you’re James Bond being pursued by a villain in Moonraker. (Fun fact: When the bad guy bites into the steel tramway cable, the cable is made of licorice!)

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  • My reading journal is quite minimalist. The one in this video is so cool!
 
 

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New Episode of The Library of Lost Time

In each mini-episode, we talk about two new book releases at the top of our TBR, then share a fun book- or travel-related distraction. Get all the episodes and books galore here.

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Tristan da Cunha. Photo courtesy of maloff/Shutterstock.

This time, we get excited about two new book releases: Kismet by Amina Akhtar and Alias Emma by Ava Glass. Then we think about running away to Tristan da Cunha, the world’s most remote inhabited island.

 

Wishing you quiet time to read and the delightful company of others.

Top image courtesy of F Cary Snyder/Unsplash.

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Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an Italian town that treasures personal diaries, AIGA 50 Covers competition, unlikable characters, The Statesider, and more.
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