June 29, 2016 • Quirk Life, Men's Interests, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Women's Interest, Television, Comics, Geek
Summer has arrived and with it comes a cool batch of the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. Celebrate summer with some homemade funnel cakes and a new book to honor the season. Most importantly, make sure to have an excellent week!
All Things Bookish
Here’s a list of books that take place over one summer.
June 22, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Travel, Curated Book List, Fiction, Humor, Gardening
Samwise Gamgee is a man of many desirable traits. He’s courageous, resourceful, logical, and not to mention a loyal friend. But when he isn’t out helping Frodo save the world, you may find that Sam is a man of simplicity. And we have a feeling that Sam would know how to vacation in style. If you’re looking to kick back on vacation like Sam, rent a little bungalow. Trust us, Sam would totally stay in a quiet little one-story house by the shore, and he’d make sure to take a few essentials with him. Use these tips inspired by our favorite hobbit for your best vacation yet.
June 21, 2016 • Curated Book List, Fiction, Humor, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
It seems like everything has been made into a reality TV show these days. Worried that there isn’t anything left to binge watch on your lazy Sunday? Think again! Here are casting calls for four imagined reality shows we’d love to watch, inspired by the titles of four awesome books. Paging reality show writers:
June 16, 2016 • Classics, Fiction, Reference: Media & Celebrities, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Travel
It’s the birthday of Frank L. Baum, and what better way to commemorate The Wizard of Oz author than to imagine ourselves in Oz, ruby-slippers and all?
And for those of you who have done more than watch the Judy Garland movie by reading the books, you know the Land of Oz gets way weirder than a bunch of munchkins and a city where everything is green. If you want to experience the real, gritty, Technicolor Oz, here are some destination spots that are off the beaten, yellow-brick-road.
The Country of the Quadlings
June 15, 2016 • Classics, Fiction, Humor, Movies & Film, Quirk Kids, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Women's Interest
Every year we get to celebrate our parents with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. But what about those awesome people who watch the kids when the parents are busy or at work? While we are happy to celebrate parents’ contributions, we would like to take a moment to appreciate those whose job is to take care of children when the parents are away. So, in honor of them, we have compiled a list of our favorite childcare providers in books.
Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
June 1, 2016 • Quirk Life, Reference: Media & Celebrities, Magic, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Curated Book List
Over the past sixteen years, we’ve seen contestants on the popular reality series Survivor head to remote islands, the Australian outback, the African savannah, Borneo, Fiji, and more to battle it out in “tribes.” With a million dollars on the line and absolutely zero creature comforts (unless you win challenges), tempers being to fly and the claws come out. The contestants have to figure out not only how to survive the wilderness, but how to survive each other!