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HOW TO BE AWESOME AT WRITING FANFICTION

Want to start writing fanfiction? I’m not going to tell you what to write about, but I will break it down into six simple steps. You’ll be creating stories that feature characters you love in no time at all.

Request The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes!

Alright! It's that time many of you have been waiting for, as evidenced from the populartity of the Fangirl Manifesto poster. Sam Maggs' debut Quirk title, The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, is up for request on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and BookLikes!

That's right! You can grab an ARC (advance reader copy) of the book MONTHS before it comes out. And if you win one, we'll send you a free Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy poster! 

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Deal With Wedding-Related Injuries—Getting Hit in the Eye with the Bouquet

At a wedding reception, you either love or hate the bouquet toss. If you're like me, you hate it, and you edge to the far back of the pack and try to hide behind someone taller than you. If you're lucky, there's someone at the front, poised like a linebacker. She is going to catch that thing no matter what, and you know you're safe and off the hook until the next wedding rolls around.

If you're unlucky, like me, or if you're the linebacker at the front of the group, accidents happen. One second, you're watching the bouquet fly through the air, and the next, you've an eye full of carnations. Thankfully, The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Weddings tells us how to handle such catastrophes.

Read on, and for those of you preparing for a wedding, enter our giveaway below. You can win copies of Wedding Dogs, The Bride's Instruction Manual, The Groom's Instruction Manual, The Newlyweds Instruction Manual, and Stuff Every Husband Should Know. We'll pick five winners early next week. 

Can’t Wait for the next episode of Serial? Here Are 7 True-Crime Books You’ll Love

The genius of Serial, a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, is right in its name: instead of telling a whole story at once, each episode reveals a little more about the 1999 murder of high-school senior Hae Min Lee and the ex-boyfriend who committed—or maybe didn’t? or maybe did?!—the crime. Naturally, this gets hugely addictive hugely fast, and the week between new installments suddenly takes foooooreeeeever. Help pass the time with these sinister nonfiction picks.

Because Winter is Coming: A Roundup of Awesome Geeky Scarves

The weather is getting colder, which means scarf season is almost upon us. But you're bored with the usual fare--single-color pashminas with tassled ends, chunky crocheted infinity scarves. You want something fun, something different. Well, have we got the scarves for you.

Quirk Perks: Get the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis for Only $3.99 All Of November!

THE COOKIE DOUGH LOVER'S COOKBOOK by Lindsay Landis ($3.99)
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Food blogger Lindsay Landis has invented the perfect cookie dough. It tastes great. It’s egg free (and thus safe to eat raw). You can whip it up in minutes. And, best of all, you can use it to make dozens of delicious cookie dough creations, from cakes, custards, and pies to candies, brownies, and even granola bars. Included are recipes for indulgent breakfasts (cookie dough doughnuts!), frozen treats (cookie dough Popsicles!), and outrageous snacks (cookie dough eggrolls! cookie dough fudge! cookie dough pizza!).

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