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Let's Have A "Little Women" Christmas!

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without at least one viewing of Little Women.  Even though this isn't your typical Christmas movie, the 1994 version has some of the best Christmas scenes full of food, family, and laughter.  And, don't even get me started on the book. Making something out of nothing is what the March sisters do best, and Christmas is no exception.  Carols will be sung.  Gifts will be exchanged.  Food will be eaten, and the poor will be helped.  Even times of upheaval cannot dampen the girls' holiday spirit. Here's how to celebrate the March family way!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from your pals at Quirk Books.

Pardoned Turkeys: Where Are They Now?

As with many rehabilitation programs, the Presidential Turkey Pardon has not been without its share of controversy. And while I’m all for granting absolution as a pre-Thanksgiving gesture of goodwill, I can’t help but wonder what happens when these maleficent Meleagris gallopavo are back on the streets (Or farms. Whatever.) I hate to say it, but guilty turkeys are guilty for a reason.

So, in the interest of public safety, I decided to do some digging on these born-again Tom and Tina Turkeys. Did they stick to the straight-and-narrow after their fifteen minutes of fame? Or did they descend back to the crime-ridden depths from whence they flapped?

Ten of the Best Author Cameos in Movie Adaptations


Nothing creates that stomach-churning feeling of exaltation and terror in the hearts of book lovers more than the news that their favorite book will be made into a movie. I mean, sure, the excitement level is insane, but at the same time, there’s also that fear in the back of your mind that the director will stomp all over something you’ve spent so much time poring over and loving. Something that can set readers’ minds at ease, though, is the author having something to do with the movie version of their book, sort of like a stamp of approval, and one of the coolest ways authors do this is by having cameos in the movie adaptations of their books.

Personally, I’ve got my fingers crossed for John Green to make an appearance in the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars adaptation (Have you read it? No? Go grab a copy and a box of tissues—it’s okay, I’ll wait), but in the meantime, here are ten other authors that have had cameos in movie versions of their own books.


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