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Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Survive a Flash Flood in a Car

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Everyone knows the age old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” And while a logical look at the average precipitation by month may show that this is not necessarily true, those who think worst-case scenario just KNOW that April is the most dangerous month for rain.
Furthermore, what happens if that innocent rain shower turns into a full-fledged flood? And what if you happen to be driving when that happens? Well, good thing The Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Handbook is here to give you instructions on what to do. Because it’s always better to be safe than sorry. 

Ben H. Winters Wins the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for Countdown City!

On Friday, April 18th, Ben H. Winters took home the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for Countdown City, the second book in The Last Policeman trilogy. The award honors a distinguished original science fiction paperback, and is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust. 

You can check out a full list of the nominees, as well as more details about the award, over on the Norwescon website

Congratulations, Ben! The entire Quirk Books office is currently doing this, for you. 

Five Little Ways To Make Your Book Club Even Cooler

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When I tell people I’m in a book club, I’m almost always met with skeptical faces. It’s like I’m being challenged to prove that book clubs aren’t just for dorks.

I assure you, they aren’t, and while I’ve always thought thatreading is cool, here are a few tips to ensure your book clubs is a most awesome good time.

How-To Tuesday: 9 Adorable DIY Library-Friendly Bookmarks

Reading a book is a wonderful feeling – but what happens when you have to stop? Do you throw in a piece of paper to mark your place: an envelope, a dollar bill, a tissue? Are you relying on the fold of a dust jacket? Do you dog-ear the page?*

Ten of Our Favorite Librarians Found in Pop Culture

Look I get it, at some point someone had a horrible experience in a library, and as a result we librarians are doomed to be typecast as grey haired old biddies who wear horn-rimmed glasses while we shush everything in sight. Thankfully we have used this stereotype to our advantage over the years to hide our true purpose; a purpose I am about to reveal to you know.
Librarians the world over are all part of a secret ninja society dedicated to protecting your right to read. 
And we have superpowers.
Don't believe me? Let's take a look at ten of the awesomest librarians out there, shall we? Then let's see how many of you rush out to attend library school.


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