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Ten Grammatical Terms That Totally Sound Like Band Names

Naming a band isn’t easy, but luckily you can find inspiration in all sorts of unlikely places. Here at Quirk, we’ve come up with ten possible bands with grammatically inspired names and imagined some of their hit songs.

10 Literary Social Media Accounts for Bookish People to Follow

Are you an avid social media user but you’re getting a little sick of seeing the same cat memes over and over in your Tumblr feed? You don't really care anymore about the politically incorrect tweets from that guy you haven’t even seen in two years?

Well you’ve come to the right place! The following is a list of 10 social media accounts to spice up your feed if you’re book-minded or just need something new.

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Rid a Bedroom of Monsters

Is it your kid who is scared of monsters under the bed, or is it you? Okay, sorry for asking. It's totally your kid (*wink*).

Follow these steps from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting to get rid of those no-good monsters once and for all.

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Favorite Fictional Heroines

Quirk Books is linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top 10 Tuesday! This week we’re sharing our favorite fictional heroines… the kick-butt female types, not the drug. The internet told me that a heroine is “the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.” That wasn’t good enough for me, so I searched online a little deeper (I just clicked the next link, but no one really needs to know that) and found a much better definition: “a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.” Yes. That sounds good.

How-To Tuesday: Vanilla-Bean Meringue Kisses

Here's an excerpt from Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques by Shauna Sever! You can find this excerpt for free in our sampler, and you can download it here

Meringue nears the top of our list of Best Foods on the Entire Planet. It's so beautiful and delicious in its simplicity and serves as a backdrop for so many different flavors and add-ins. But, as purists, we find its angelic texture and melting sweetness ideal for showcasing pure vanilla flavor. It's a delicious treat that your darling will love.

Bookish Events in New York City: February 23rd - 27th

It’s another busy week for book lovers in New York City! Brave the frigid temperatures and endless snow and ice to warm up at some of these amazing literary events.

This week offers a panel of brilliant women discussing all things geeky at Housing Works, a reading by National Book Award winner Phil Klay at WORD, several celebrations for debut authors, and another installment of Pete’s Reading Series. Best of all: every event featured this week is totally free.

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