endnotes

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

Japanese Rakan, Emotion Words, American Diners, Drone Photos & More: Endnotes 23 September
Japanese Rakan, Emotion Words, American Diners, Drone Photos & More: Endnotes 23 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got photos of a lonely Icelandic island, recommended historical fiction, travel journaling, Kabul's oldest restaurant, and more.
Barcelona, Mystery Islands, Perfect Tea, Travel Stories & More: Endnotes 16 September
Barcelona, Mystery Islands, Perfect Tea, Travel Stories & More: Endnotes 16 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a lyrical ode to book buying, how to be a regular, choose-your-own-adventure books, 19th-century French postcards, and more.
Piccolomini Library, Malta, Miss Marple, European Castles & More: Endnotes 09 September
Piccolomini Library, Malta, Miss Marple, European Castles & More: Endnotes 09 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the best book adaptations, a travel persona quiz, tasty restaurants in government buildings, a Victorian scrapbook, and more.
Big Cedar Lake, Vintage Cookbooks, Beautiful Oases, Goreyesque Names & More: Endnotes 02 September
Big Cedar Lake, Vintage Cookbooks, Beautiful Oases, Goreyesque Names & More: Endnotes 02 September
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a stellar bakery in Madrid, pairing tea and classic British novels, a magical dragon boat, the dogs of Kars, Turkey, and more.
Emperor Guan, Three Pines Newsletter, Lighthouses, Library Museums & More: Endnotes 26 August
Emperor Guan, Three Pines Newsletter, Lighthouses, Library Museums & More: Endnotes 26 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Keanu Reeves & The Devil in the White City, books we pretend to have read, visiting Slovenia, summery polar bears, and more.
Ice Cream, Literary Destinations, Ask a Pilot, Nat'l Book Fest & More: Endnotes 19 August
Ice Cream, Literary Destinations, Ask a Pilot, Nat'l Book Fest & More: Endnotes 19 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the most beautiful museum restrooms, a charming comic about tea, a dragon attack quiz, an essay by Andrew Sean Greer, and more.
Montenegro, Wedding Thrillers, New Orient Express, Cussing History & More: Endnotes 12 August
Montenegro, Wedding Thrillers, New Orient Express, Cussing History & More: Endnotes 12 August
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a 20-year book club, the history of amusement parks, best US bookstores, national park restaurants, travel posters, and more.
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
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an over-the-top reading journal, underrated European cities, the romance of Elinor Glyn, uncanny Daphne du Maurier, and more.
Lake Bled, Street Grammar, Hopepunk, Iconic Meals, Bookwallet & More: Endnotes 29 July
Lake Bled, Street Grammar, Hopepunk, Iconic Meals, Bookwallet & More: Endnotes 29 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got playful European travel maps, the Egg Mayo Protection Association, an emergency champagne phone, awesome book lists, and more.
Fizzy Lemonade, Fictional Bars, Roadside Poems, Brunch in Lisbon & More: Endnotes 15 July
Fizzy Lemonade, Fictional Bars, Roadside Poems, Brunch in Lisbon & More: Endnotes 15 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the history of rainbows, authentic Mongolian food, inspiring stuff left in library books, new novels in translation, and more.
Constanta Casino, Future Library, Leaf Sheep, Reading Gargoyles & More: Endnotes 08 July
Constanta Casino, Future Library, Leaf Sheep, Reading Gargoyles & More: Endnotes 08 July
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.
Big Sur, Vintage Travel Photos, Updating the OED, Chorizo Lore & More: Endnotes 01 July
Big Sur, Vintage Travel Photos, Updating the OED, Chorizo Lore & More: Endnotes 01 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a sonnet about Anne Frank, the train from Marseille to Berlin, travelogue cookbooks, a love letter to bookshelves, and more.
Wolf Romance, Destination Foods, Bookish Newsletters, a Poetry Game & More: Endnotes 24 June
Wolf Romance, Destination Foods, Bookish Newsletters, a Poetry Game & More: Endnotes 24 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got famous authors annotating their novels, climate change info via comics, Hilary Mantel's fave books, a summery essay, and more.
Bibliothèque, Treehouses, Gothic Library, Great Vacation Reads & More: Endnotes 17 June
Bibliothèque, Treehouses, Gothic Library, Great Vacation Reads & More: Endnotes 17 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the meaning of food in Cyrano de Bergerac, Lay's around the world, a very unusual book, a Library of Congress visit, and more.
South Korea, Book Canvassers, Chocolate Hotels, Reading on Holiday & More: Endnotes 10 June
South Korea, Book Canvassers, Chocolate Hotels, Reading on Holiday & More: Endnotes 10 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got magical novels by women, indulgent breakfasts, the glory of Taschen books, Harlem Renaissance, confusing words quiz, and more.
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
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Summer Reading Bingo, miniature globes, the world's longest suspension bridge, moody period dramas, magazine shops, and more.
Ice Cream, Murdery Victorians, Garlic Drama, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 27 May
Ice Cream, Murdery Victorians, Garlic Drama, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 27 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Duolingo taco bar, posh int'l hotels, gorgeous drop caps, The Essex Serpent, the French Riviera, a bookstore cat, and more.
Cannes, Perfect Chocolate, Library Weddings, Emotion Words & More: Endnotes 13 May
Cannes, Perfect Chocolate, Library Weddings, Emotion Words & More: Endnotes 13 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got how books snare our emotions, secret cookies baked by Spanish nuns, a Napa Valley Mystery Train, Bookbinders Museum, and more.
Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Victorian lady mountain climbers, the dinner of the future, books set around the United States, a magical train ride, and more.
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, the history of Greek salad, a guide to Regency lingo, the real Miss Havisham, and more.
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 'dysfunctional' heroines, the power of book inscriptions, counting penguins in Antarctica, bioluminescent tourism, and more.
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