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Four Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

 
Here at Quirk, we celebrate books every day, but we are especially excited to celebrate on August 9th, National Book Lovers Day! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate books, paired with some of our most cherished books about booklovers!
 

How to Tuesday: Fiction-Flavored Lollipops and How to Make Them

Lollipop: a sweet, nearly magical candy on a stick. It used to be you could get at the bank just for using their services, or for being good at the doctor or dentists office (though this was probably a sly plan to encourage repeat business).

But now that you're a full-grown geek it's time to learn how to make your own lollies, and more important still, how to flavor them to match your favorite fandoms.

Gather your materials.

August Giveaways on Goodreads, BookLikes, & LibraryThing!

Missed your chance to win a copy of Kid Presidents last time? Or you’re still dying to know how you can make your baby the next big thing on the Internet? Never fear, the August book giveaways on Goodreads, LibraryThing and BookLikes are here! We should probably shorten that. Find out where to win below.

Good luck!

If I Stay…On the Internet Long Enough to Find Awesome Fan Art

YA readers put the passion back into books. From Twihards to Potterheads, these teens create mega best sellers, know every detail of their favorite novels, can pick each discrepancy in their long-awaited book-to-film adaptations, and can bust box office records. They write fan fiction, go to fan conventions, and steal movie props that their favorite characters sat on. 

But my favorite trend with the YA set has to be fan art—teens who are so inspired by the words that they read, that they redesign book covers, create faux movie posters, or sketch how they imagine a book’s most memorable scene. One YA novel, soon-to-be-film that has inspired such creative adaptations is Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, which is slated to hit theaters August 22nd.

It’s the story of seventeen-year-old Mia who survives a family car wreck only to land in a coma and face an impossible choice—does she want to continue in this world given everything she’s lost, or would rather let go? It’s a powerful, layered novel that makes you think, and it's inspired some beautiful fan art. Below is a collection of some of our favorites—many from the If I Stay movie Tumblr.

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