Category Archives: out-of-the-books experience

My Literary Travel Bucket List

Shocking statement of the decade:  I’m one of those readers who like to blur the line between fantasy and reality.  When I read about a particularly dreamy setting, my internal voice turns into Liz Lemon, whispering, I want to go … Continue reading

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Neri’s Krupni-cake: a yuletide Out of the Books Experience

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Yule, and more Seasons Greetings, Bookwyrms! Back in October, I listed some of my favorite fictional treats, including a spiritually spiked log cake that inspired me to make my own Lithuanian Christmas version.  A quick … Continue reading

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Ten years under hill, over dale, beneath the waves, on faery trails…

Happy December, Bookwyrms and La-La Landers everywhere! Welcome to the final Year-End Review of the 2010s!  Ten years ago, 24-year-old Neri decided to ignore the call of Srs Adulthood and instead doubled down on her obsession with stories for and … Continue reading

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Literary Candy Crushes

Last year, Tor.com posted an article on the evolution of “Fantasy Candy Kingdoms” in children’s literature — from Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread house to Seanan McGuire’s world of Confection in Beneath the Sugar Sky (hello, TBR pile!) Upon re-reading the article, … Continue reading

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The greatest Independence Day party ever

And by Independence Day, I mean the Lithuanian one, of course. The ultimate expression of Lithuania’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration happened the first week of July in Vilnius, and hardcore LT fan that I am, I was there to see … Continue reading

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A soundchronicity walk for Lithuania

First, a shout-out to Lithuania’s entry to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest: In honor of the 100th independence anniversary, the Lithuanian NGO Music Export Fund has compiled a Spotify playlist of 100 songs from 1918 to the present, from the … Continue reading

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Selkie-hunting in Maine

For one last summer adventure, my mom and I decided to travel northeast for a week, soaking up some mermaid vibes and writing inspiration in Kennebunkport, Maine.  It was also a throwback to one of my childhood favorites, the first … Continue reading

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Highlights from San Francisco: an Out-Of-Book Experience

Last week, my mom, my brother, and I flew to San Francisco for five days.  Now, this post is not going to be about high-brow literary tourism; it’s about my own most recent reading experiences, and to me, San Francisco is home … Continue reading

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Merry Meet! Merry Part! And Merry Mochas!

Edit 09-05-13:  Added a few more notes and one more picture.  Huge renovation, I know 🙂 . . . . . . . . It was close this year.  Very close.  We slid in just before the doors rumbled shut, … Continue reading

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My recent trip to DisneyWorld (a Postcards Out-of-Book-Experience™)

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Yes, ok, all right, I know it’s not the most original thing.  I’m not the first, second, or even 33,333rd person to go to DisneyWorld.  But it was my first time, and it was a Juv/YA lit-and-folklore/fairytale-related experience, so by gosh, I … Continue reading

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