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Literary Survival Tips for the Zombie Apocalypse

This weekend, The Walking Dead returns after an agonizingly (thanks to the season 6 finale's doozy of a cliffhanger) long hiatus, and we already know that, as always, Rick and his ragtag gang of survivors have managed to get themselves into quite a pickle. Not all of our favorites made it out of season 6 in one piece, and for those who are left, things are looking (again, as always) rather grim.

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e.e.cummings vs. CAPS LOCK

October has two amazing days: e.e. cummings’ birthday and National Caps Lock Day. In honor of both days, we imagined a debate between e.e. cummings and the caps lock key.

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The Smarty Pants Guide to Watching Rocky Horror

“I wanna go oh-oh.”

And I did. Again and again. There I found freaks and deviants. Strung-out fiends in gobs of eye make-up and lip gloss. And I loved it, somehow. Every salacious second. From the “the back row-oh-oh” to the front, where the mix of sweat and mascara and spit from the live performers showered down like rain on Brad and Janet.

Luckily, I had an umbrella. Everyone did.

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October Book Giveaways

Quirk's October giveaways are begging for a home! For your geeky feminist needs, you have the chance to win an ARC of our hot spring title, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, or a finished copy of Wonder Women by Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy. If The Nightmare before Christmas is more of your thing, we have Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle. Bonus! You can also enter to win an ARC of the second book, Warren the 13th and the Whispering WoodsEnter away!

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Five Tips for Picking Your Family Halloween Costume

Via Patton Oswalt's Twitter


For many adults who never outgrew the joy of dressing up as our favorite characters, Halloween costumes aren't just reserved for our kids. Whether it's to wear to work, school, a local festival, or just around the neighborhood, coming up with a family costume can be a lot of fun and a great activity that adults and kids alike will look forward to year after year.

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