June 28, 2016 • Television
Gotta secret? Can you keep it? Well, you know the rest. While everyone is trying to figure out who “A” is, we at Quirk Books are flagging every book reference we can catch. In anticipation of the seventh (and final!) season, here’s a round up of our favorite Pretty Little Liars literary references.
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June 23, 2016 • Curated Book List, Fiction, Fiction: MG & YA, Fiction: Mystery, Movies & Film, Television
Hollywood executives constantly seem to be looking for the next amazing bestseller to turn into a massive blockbuster movie (this last year has seen success in everything from comic books like Deadpool and Marvel’s Civil War, to popular thrillers like Gone Girl.) Yet when it comes to reality TV, the background of carefully composed reality shows have provided plenty of narratives for novel plotlines – The Hunger Games was famously influenced by Survivor, while The Bachelor provides a wry backbone for Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible.
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:
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!
April 25, 2016 • Television, Classics, Fiction
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, some reality TV shows are so well-known that they must tap into some human instinct. Maybe even some literary instinct? Because we know plenty of characters from books who would be great candidates for reality television. Here are a few.
April 20, 2016 • Quirk Kids, Television, Gardening
This Earth Day, and we’re reminiscing about the ultimate Earth Day hero, Captain Planet. Technically, he only exists when the planeteers combine their powers, but let’s imagine that when they’re not in need of him, he’s hanging out somewhere, maybe in a bamboo hammock or tiny house, catching up on his reading. Here are some books Captain Planet would love.