published by Eric Smith on September 3, 2013 - 9:48am
We're psyched to announce our new Quirk Perks program!
Starting this month, we're going to be dishing out monthly deals on an array of our books, from science fiction to cookbooks, horror novels to craftbooks, all from our communties Planet Quirk and Quirk DIY.
The plan? Two eBooks a month, one in each community. You'll be able to get these eBooks through the retailer of your choice. Your Kindle, Nook, iPad, whatever!
You'll be able to find these individual monthly deals via our Quirk Books communities, Quirk DIY and Planet Quirk, so be sure you're following them on Twitter and Facebook.
So what's on tap for the first batch of Quirk Perks? Check it out!
BREAKFAST FOR DINNER by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth ($3.99): Inside Breakfast for Dinner you’ll find more than 100 classic breakfast recipes made with a twist. Enjoy hearty dishes like Bacon Fried Rice, Breakfast Ravioli, Pizza over Easy, and Cornmeal Pancakes with Beer-Braised Short Ribs—to name just a few.
As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.
There's a kind of chicken-and-egg situation with kids and the things they collect: which came first, the savvily-marketed toy series or the desire to hoard up multiple forms of the same thing? Either way, having a collection was a necessary part of childhood. Options for collections vary—if there's more than one of it, it can be collected—but the ones you chose say a lot about your personality.
You'd be surprised by the things you can learn from Dawson's Creek. Despite being a teenage drama, the show is filled with profound life lessons and references to classic films that contain even more advice.
In the fifth season of the show, Joey Potter reinvents her life at Worthington University, a fictional ivy league school where she majors in—you guessed it—English literature. She is no longer simply "the girl down the creek" but a woman filled with important English-y knowledge.
You can skip the first year of University and learn all you need to know about life by watching Joey's experiences on the small screen.
For years, I had a ritual everyday after coming home from school. Exhausted from the seemingly interminable day, I laid in my bed and watched TV. The WB was a particular favorite of mine because it was one of two stations that had good reception. They had a pretty stellar lineup of after-school programming with Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Batman: The Animated Series being among my favorites. But out of all those shows, one stood out, a show on the only other station that had reception.
I can sing the theme to Wishbone, no problem (I can, but I won’t, for everyone’s sake). I loved that show more than any of them and I can probably trace my supreme love of dogs over any other animal directly to that bookish Jack Russell Terrier. I knew I was learning, but I didn’t care, because there was an adorable dog in a Sherlock Holmes costume. That is absolute TV gold.
Wishbone has been an integral part of my education, too. On occasion, I’ve remembered a detail from an episode of Wishbone more easily than one from a book that I had just read...because a dog wearing a costume is way more memorable than words on a page. Here are some of my favorite episodes of Wishbone that actually helped me pass English class (even honors classes!).