The TBR List: October 23
Autumn in the Northeast is beautiful. We spent last weekend with family near Boston and spent an afternoon at Walden Pond, where the poet and author Henry David Thoreau famously lived in solitude for more than two years. It was a bright, clear day and we crunched along a narrow path around the pond to the spot where the small house Thoreau built once stood. Next to the cordoned off space where the house once stood is a rock memorial that seems to cover more space than the house's footprint. The stacked rocks, a tribute to Thoreau, were first placed in 1862, 10 years after his death. How lovely to see a tradition that's lasted so long.
- This garden igloo is ridiculous/amazing.
- It's silly, but I had no idea chapatis (South Asian flat bread) were so easy to make.
- Quiz alert: Can you guess the famous novel based on its last line translated into emoji? (I got 5/10.)
- TimeOut lists Chicago's best bookstores.
- Speaking of Chicago, these are this year's Bib Gourmand (best affordable) winners.
- I'd love to come across a short story dispenser while waiting in line somewhere (preferably for donuts).