November 20, 2014 • Star WarsThe Force choke. It’s a classic move from everyone’s favorite Sith lord, the infamous Darth Vader. But how can you, and everyday human use this move? The trick is selling it like you really mean it. Here’s how.Choose Who: Find the person you want to Force choke, and wait for the opportune moment. Vader’s first choke in A New Hope is startling because it is sudden and dramatically escalates the situation. Before the choke, it seemed that the other guy (Admiral Motti, he’s got a name) was in control. But he clearly didn’t have the power, Vader did.
November 13, 2014 • Star Wars
Whenever some exciting news regarding one (or, in this case, three) of our books gets released, we kind of look like that scene from The Office. And while we're having some trouble staying calm, we think it's totally justified--we just got news that three of our books have been selected as part of Amazon's Best Books of 2014!
Find Momo was selected for the Arts & Photography category, Hollow City for Best in Teen & Young Adult, and the William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy was selected as an Editor's Holiday Gift Pick for Fun & Quirky Books! (It's like that last category was made for us!)
November 10, 2014 • Fiction: Ben Winters, Fiction: MG & YA, Star Wars
Update: Horrorstor has been added in the semi-final round! Thanks for voting it in, everyone!
Ah, the Goodreads Choice Awards. I don't know about you guys, but I get pretty psyched for them every single year. I knew they would be opening up this morning, and I had a hard time sleeping, waking up and checking Twitter to see if they had gone live.
This year, Quirk has
threeFOUR titles nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled.
Go cast your votes! And congrats to Ben, Ransom, Grady, and Ian!
September 26, 2014 • Star Wars
I was probably 11 or 12 the first time I read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, and ever since then I’ve read the book about every five years. Why do I keep coming back to it? There’s something I can’t shake in the story—the slow descent from order to chaos, the images it conjures of a society created entirely by boys, and of course the characters: the wise Ralph, the alluring and dangerous Jack, the annoying (but ultimately correct) Piggy.