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Some of Monty Python's Best Literary Sketches

I remember one of my high school English teachers being horrified that only two of us had heard of John Cleese, and with the greatness known as Monty Python, who can blame her?

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Play Out of a Water Trap

Many mishaps can occur on the golf course. Your golf cart breaks down. You hit the ball into a tree. Or sometimes, you get a little too into the game, maybe loosen your aim a little too much and you hit the ball square into a water trap. It happens to everyone, right? Right?

To fix it and still make your shot without just stepping in blindly, let The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf tell you how it’s done:

The Return of the Blog Tour: Where to find The Jedi Doth Return on the Internet This Month!

Hark! Hark! A new book approacheth! We're verily excited for Ian Doescher's The Jedi Doth Return, and to celebrate, we've lined up a whole host of guest posts on some truly excellent book blogs. Find out what and where Ian will be stopping by below the jump!

Quirk's Trip to Wizard World Philadelphia [Photos & Video]

And we're back! 

We spent Thursday through Sunday at Wizard World Philadelphia, a convention that took place just a few blocks away from the ol' Quirk Books HQ. You might have seen us tweeting out photos all weekend. If not, you should be following us on Twitter. We're @QuirkBooks. I'll wait. Got it? Okay. Let's continue.

While we were there, we saw a ton of amazing costumes, cool cars, and plenty of Quirk fans. You can check all that out in the video above (with music by Philly chiptune band Close to Good), and scope out the photos below.

Thanks for having us, Wizard World! 

How to Tuesday: The Many Tan Lines of Beach Reading and How to Avoid Them

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It's about that time to hit the beach, and is there anything better than sitting near the ocean, listening to the waves roll in and drinking something cold while you read under the warm sun? 
Alright, don't answer that. I realize many readers are the "read while listening to the rain with a warm cuppa" type, and that's alright. But we're not talking about rain clouds - it's summer! Bring on the sun! BBQ! Picnics! Sun burns! 
Readers face some unique and specific challenges when it comes to enjoying a book in the sun. It's a question of how to do it while avoiding the scenarios I'll describe below, all to which I've personally fallen victim to at least once. If you're headed to the beach with a book sometime this summer, be sure to change up your reading position often in order to avoid these sun burn patterns (a.k.a. Reader Tan Lines):

Seven Intoxicating Drinking Games for Your Favorite Books

Movies have drinking games, so why can't books? As any bibulous bibliophile will tell you, anything can be a drinking game if you want it to be (although we don't recommend turning every activity into one, because that's called bad decision making.)
We've compiled some fun, fast and loose ideas for literary drinking games below. These games—while intoxicatingly fun to read about—are mostly for satire purposes, and should not necessarily be seen to fruition. If you really feel the need to get drunk, get drunk on beautiful prose! And maybe a little alcohol. But only if you're of age.


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