This week’s TBR List is brought to you by my rekindled obsession with honey nut cream cheese. Read More →
Welcome back to the second edition of my holiday gift guide! This one, obviously, is dedicated to those for whom reading is more than an activity — it’s an experience. This is for the ones who set aside time to read, who disappear into their books, who read for their souls as much as their minds. The way I read is varied. I usually prefer hardcovers to paperbacks, but I have no problem grabbing my Kindle when I commute or travel. When things are busy with work, I try to set aside an hour here or there to get a few chapters in. But how I really love to read is snuggled on my leather couch in a blanket, with a candle lit and a hot drink. You’ll find that atmosphere has inspired these gift ideas for bookworms. Read More →
This month, At The Table With is dedicated to the talented contributors who make PAPER/PLATES happen, week after week.
Today, we’re getting to know Caryn Wille, a 25-year-old Chicagoan who regularly writes for our fair blog. These days, she works as a user experience designer, but in the past she’s worked at Northwestern University Press, Graywolf Press, and Paper Darts Magazine. Her affinity for Graywolf titles is well-known, as is her love of Japanese culture and Moleskine notebooks.
Read on to get to know Caryn! Read More →
Welcome back to Bookmarked. In this weekly series, I bookmark things I covet while sharing alternatives I can actually attain in the meantime. This is the entertainment edition. Read More →
As a permanent expat and excessive traveler, I readily fell in love with Michelle de Kretser’s Questions of Travel. The themes in this book resonated with me like a gong: why travel absorbs some people but repels others, the lessons and frustrations embedded in relocating, and the ebb and flow of the urge to return home. While reading I could often be caught sighing happily as the poetic but brisk prose vivified a spectrum of cities and countries. Read More →