endnotes

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

Pisa, Paper Dolls, Judy Blume, Bad Trips, Cooking Melville & More: Endnotes 23 April
Pisa, Paper Dolls, Judy Blume, Bad Trips, Cooking Melville & More: Endnotes 23 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a look at Crimson Peak, pancakes from around the world, determining book length, spirit photos, a very lost walrus, and more.
Hiking Poland, Gorey Style, Victorian Travel, A.M. Reading & More: Endnotes 16 April
Hiking Poland, Gorey Style, Victorian Travel, A.M. Reading & More: Endnotes 16 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a 19th-century pool, governess facts, poetry to cure the Pandemic Blues, Art Deco treasures, tips for buddy reading, and more.
Ettal Abbey, Book Dedications, Dining Cars, Literary Bucharest & More: Endnotes 09 April
Ettal Abbey, Book Dedications, Dining Cars, Literary Bucharest & More: Endnotes 09 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got international condiments, a new literary podcast, a poem set in a castle, Iceland fun facts, Dracula on a toy stage, and more.
Bratislava, Tea Phrases, 1957 Berlin, Authors' Estates & More: Endnotes 02 April
Bratislava, Tea Phrases, 1957 Berlin, Authors' Estates & More: Endnotes 02 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a translated Finnish epic poem, the 'other' Alcott sister, Croatia's Plitvice Lakes, how travel makes us smarter, and more.
Little India, Turkish Delight, Living in 'Gothic Times' & More: Endnotes 26 March
Little India, Turkish Delight, Living in 'Gothic Times' & More: Endnotes 26 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got famous literary destinations, dime novel covers, the first woman to circle the globe in a zeppelin, travel+creativity, and more.
Rovinj, WWII Love Notes, Rye Madness, the Brain on Fiction & More: Endnotes 19 March
Rovinj, WWII Love Notes, Rye Madness, the Brain on Fiction & More: Endnotes 19 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got photos of Prague in lockdown, secrets of the Dostoevsky dash, seeing the world like Wes Anderson, the dove dancer, and more.
Montserrat Abbey, Bad Book Covers, Global Lit by Women & More: Endnotes 12 March
Montserrat Abbey, Bad Book Covers, Global Lit by Women & More: Endnotes 12 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the world's tallest tree, pie for every state, Bonibook's classic design, Iceland Writer's Retreat, noodle museum, and more.
Admont Abbey Library, Locked Room Mysteries, World Cuisine & More: Endnotes 05 March
Admont Abbey Library, Locked Room Mysteries, World Cuisine & More: Endnotes 05 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a punk rock graphic novel from Blondie, the antipodes map, the world's oldest book of English lit, thatched cottages, and more.
Lake Tekapo, Historic Letters, Typewriters in Film, Paris Cats & More: Endnotes 26 February
Lake Tekapo, Historic Letters, Typewriters in Film, Paris Cats & More: Endnotes 26 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Jane Eyre reading, famous lit passages, a haunted bookstore, Petrarch's plague letters, a Richard Kadrey story, and more.
Field Museum, Beinecke Library, Dark Academia, RomComs & More: Endnotes 19 February
Field Museum, Beinecke Library, Dark Academia, RomComs & More: Endnotes 19 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a quiz on 'hello' around the world, muralist Bunnie Reiss, the reader-character relationship, Amor Towles' new novel, and more.
Chinese Zodiac, NeSpoon's Art, Doughnuts, Lit Live Conference & More: Endnotes 12 February
Chinese Zodiac, NeSpoon's Art, Doughnuts, Lit Live Conference & More: Endnotes 12 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a cities quiz, gorgeous paper dresses, books about girlhood's dark side, Tea Time mag, Irish soundscape generator, and more.
Taj Mahal, Wild Thing Snow Monsters, Singapore Street Food & More: Endnotes 05 February
Taj Mahal, Wild Thing Snow Monsters, Singapore Street Food & More: Endnotes 05 February
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a sharp essay about pandemic life, a treatise on napkin folding, cute cows around the world, a history of tourism, and more.
Dominican Republic, Bookish Art, Dickinson's Hair, Lupin Fever & More: Endnotes 29 January
Dominican Republic, Bookish Art, Dickinson's Hair, Lupin Fever & More: Endnotes 29 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a movie locations quiz, books about books, Turkish women in Berlin, the history of the passport, British folklore, and more.
Llandudno Pier, Poet Amanda Gorman, Paper Dandelions, Anne Brontë & More: Endnotes 22 January
Llandudno Pier, Poet Amanda Gorman, Paper Dandelions, Anne Brontë & More: Endnotes 22 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a tough travel quiz, chilly winter thrillers, a guide to Persepolis, a Frankenstein book club, Vietnamese cuisine, and more.
Epistolary Novels, Dinner Parties in Lit, Tiki Bars, Whaling Art & More: Endnotes 15 January
Epistolary Novels, Dinner Parties in Lit, Tiki Bars, Whaling Art & More: Endnotes 15 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got national costumes, sea shanty mania, 10 Jane Austen facts, the mysteries of Socotra Island, cafés around the world, and more.
Burano Italy, Sea Shanties, Reading Pod, Austen's England & More: Endnotes 08 January
Burano Italy, Sea Shanties, Reading Pod, Austen's England & More: Endnotes 08 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the booksellers along the Seine, cafés around the world, Iranian poetry, 31 days of literary treats, wine label design, and more.
Crime Fashion, Jollof Rice, Bridgerton Locales, Hogmanay & More: Endnotes 01 January
Crime Fashion, Jollof Rice, Bridgerton Locales, Hogmanay & More: Endnotes 01 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a challenging literary quiz, a daring photography feat, new Agatha Christie documentaries, Pierre Cardin's vision, and more.
Finnish Reindeer, US-vs-UK Covers, a New Phryne Fisher & More: Endnotes 18 December
Finnish Reindeer, US-vs-UK Covers, a New Phryne Fisher & More: Endnotes 18 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an Orient Express pop-up exhibit, a new museum podcast, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, 13 unusual holiday traditions, and more.
Bergen Norway, Reading Beowulf, Krampus, Gingerbread & More: Endnotes 11 December
Bergen Norway, Reading Beowulf, Krampus, Gingerbread & More: Endnotes 11 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Bermuda Triangle legend, favorite dishes and desserts from around the world, the homes in Sherlock's mysteries, and more.
Icelandic Horses, Best Food Books, Literary London, New Scrooge & More: Endnotes 04 December
Icelandic Horses, Best Food Books, Literary London, New Scrooge & More: Endnotes 04 December
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got illuminated manuscripts, the etymology of wuthering, amazing trompe l'oeil, a foodie comic, a Murakami playlist, and more.
Colorado Wilderness, Foodie Books, Iranian Poetry, Automats & More: Endnotes 27 November
Colorado Wilderness, Foodie Books, Iranian Poetry, Automats & More: Endnotes 27 November
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got why Lagos might be a must-visit, a look at Mary Wollstonecraft, Russia's Road of Bones, the benefits of board games, and more.
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