Sandra Gisi is a book nerd/writer from Austin, Texas. She is the creator of the YouTube series Reader Vs Reader , and book blog What Lovely Books. When she isn't planning world domination, she likes to hangout with her husband and two dogs.
We all know that Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time – but it doesn’t have to stay that way. What if we put a geeky spin on this classic tale of love? Let’s move away from the past and look into the future. Why, a love this historic could be…out of this world! That’s right, folks, we’re talking Beauty and the Beast in space!
You may have noticed that lifestyle magazines and blogs everywhere have started using a word that sounds like the transliteration of a sneeze: hygge. But what the dickens is hygge?, you may be asking yourself, and also, how do I pronounce it? Simply put, it’s the Danish word for ‘cozy;’ it’s pronounced HOOG-ah; and it represents the feeling of utter contentedness that comes from surrounding yourself with things that make you happy, relaxed and comfortable. And if you’re a geek like us, then geeky = happy and comfortable. So let’s get our geeky hygge on, shall we?
Neil Gaiman's hair is almost as magical as his writing. That's why we here at Quirk (who are BIG fans of Gaiman and his whimsical locks) have dedicated this blog post to Gaiman's hair. But wait! We've taken it one step further by pairing the many moods of Neil Gaiman's hair with a book.
The hierarchy in most homes goes like this: man in the bed, dog in the doghouse, and the cat sleeps wherever. Now where's the fairness in that? Cats deserve a special place to call their own, especially these fictional felines. The wait is over, furry friends!
They say shoes are a girl’s best friend. But what about a spy's best friend? Or a witch's, or a nerd's? Turns out certain literary characters also love fancy foot wear. Sit back and enjoy this bookish runway show: shoe edition.
For many, Halloween means loads of candy, crazy costumes, and scary monsters. But monsters have feelings too! It may be hard to believe, but underneath the claws, fangs, and scales beats the heart of a romantic. That's why we're pairing up literature's scariest monsters in hope that they'll make a love connection.