June 17, 2016 • Geek
Epic adventure sagas tend to push the hero's parents off stage before the main action begins. After all, how dramatically bold can a protagonist be if they're always pausing the narrative action in the middle of a crisis to consult mom and dad for advice, right? And yet, over and over again, we see that that parental influence--even from off-stage parents--is central to a child's growth into a hero. So in honor of Father's Day this weekend, here are five super dads who worked hard to make sure their kids would be ready someday to save the world.
June 16, 2016 • Geek, Humor, Quirk Life
We know April Fools’ Day has come and gone, but it is never too soon to start planning pranks for next year. As we all know, the most elaborate pranks take the most time to plot. What better way to pull inspiration than from books? We have compiled a list of the best pranks and pranksters in literature.
The Odyssey by Homer
May 26, 2016 • Geek
Your bookshelf speaks volumes about you. We’re not talking about the kinds of books your shelves are sporting—we’re talking about the way you stack them. Your organizational technique reveals more than you think about your personality.
May 4, 2016 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Geek
BEA and BookCon comes but once a year, friends! And this year, Quirk's Booth #2040 is going to be the place to be if you want to hang with the cool cats. We're laying out our biggest perks ever, with special Miss Peregrine's totes for giveaway, top-notch author signings, and a Hunt for Quirk E. Cat that will reward the most observant among you with epic swag! Check out our full schedule:
April 25, 2016 • Relationships, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Wars, Television, Geek
With constantly shifting alliances, the characters in the Game of Thrones series can rarely relax with friends, talk about what’s on their minds, and really bond. Since besties are hard to come by within the world of Westeros, we have some suggestions for non-Westerosi friends they might enjoy spending time with – without the threat of a sour friendship turning into political betrayal, imprisonment or even death!