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8 Fictional Bellhops Warren the 13th Can Seek For Advice

Warren the 13th  is having a bit of a rough time lately—his uncle has married Anaconda, of the evil step-aunt variety, and the hotel business isn’t doing much business. Until of course, news of the All-Seeing-Eye treasure gets out and Warren can’t keep up with the crazed guests. While he’s a smart and resourceful little boy, it never hurts to have some help—even if it’s in the form of a cautionary tale—so we’ve rounded-up some bellhops who Warren might like to call upon.

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Quirk Corral: The Merits of Fan Fiction and The Power of Selfies

Here at Quirk we’ve spent hours searching the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links of the past week. Whether you are looking for the National Book Awards Winners or some old-timey pictures of a turkey in a top hat, we’re sure to have something to make your day (and your Thanksgiving!) a little brighter.

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Perfectly Nerdy Thanksgiving Feast Ideas: A Recipe Round-up

Soon we'll be sitting down to celebrate one of the most glorious and gluttonous holidays of the year.  But we know some of you Quirkers are looking to step up your Thanksgiving game.  So to help you nerd out your turkey’s dinner-table friends, we’ve put together a fantasy smorgasbord that’s sure to make any literary palette water.

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How Katniss Everdeen Would Do in Other Dystopias

As Katniss Everdeen hits the big screen for a final time, here at Quirk, we wondered how the Girl On Fire might fare in other dystopian settings. (Spoilers ahead!)

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8 Comic Book Characters Who Are Also Thanksgiving Food

It is that time of year again where overeating is not only socially acceptable but encouraged. The food is the most delicious during the annual feast season. Though Americans love the holiday season as both a time to catch up with family as well as a time to gorge ourselves on fattening foods, it could be a total terror for some of the characters of the comic book world. Imagine how horrible Thanksgiving would be if you might end up on the wrong side of the fork.   

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The Making Dough Challenge

It’s a no-brainer: dough recipe book release + holiday season = bake-off celebration! Russell van Kraayenburg’s Making Dough is all about demystifying baking. It claims that you can master all different kinds of pastry doughs if you know the ratios between five ingredients—flour, butter, water, sugar, and eggs.

Ten intrepid food bloggers have agreed to put Russell’s claim to the test, by taking up the mantle of the #MakingDough Challenge. We’ve given five bloggers the book’s biscuit dough recipe, and the pie dough recipe to five more. Their challenge: to take that dough recipe and make a pie/biscuits of their own.

Follow along for some holiday baking inspiration.

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