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Quirk’s Chart o’ Vampires and How To Defeat Them

Experts agree that Halloween is the day you're most likely to encounter a vampire. But which one? Should you reach for a wooden stake, bust out a vial of holy water, or just stare into the dreamy eyes of a misunterstood anti-hero? Don't worry, just let the Quirk Books Vampire Matrix be your guide. We're just looking out for you, no need to fang us. Happy Halloween!

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5 Classic Books Reinterpreted as Horror Novels

Halloween always puts Quirk HQ in a more ghoulish mood that usual. Perhaps that's why we've taken it upon ourselves to reimagine some classic novels in a horror-ific fashion. Hit us up with any of your own contributions on Twitter, and you might just see it illustrated! 

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Recipe: Maple-Infused Hot Cocoa

Excerpted from our Maple cookbook by Katie Price Webster.

Makes 3 cups | Active time: 10 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes


1/3 cup best-quality cocoa powder
1/3 cup dark maple syrup
21⁄2 cups low-fat milk
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Marshmallows (optional)


In a medium bowl, whisk cocoa and syrup. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, heat milk, stirring often, for about 8 minutes, or until steaming. Pour hot milk into cocoa mixture, whisking constantly. Transfer cocoa mixture to the saucepan and return to medium-low heat, stirring often, until completely smooth and steaming hot. Stir in vanilla and drop in marshmallows (if desired) before serving. 

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Recipe: Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili

Excerpted from our Maple cookbook by Katie Price Webster.

Makes 4 2-cup servings | Active time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

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Warning: Banned Books Week Bookmarks For Download

Every year during Banned Books Week, we honor books that have been banned or challenged throughout history. We do so because stories that attract censorship are often speaking truths some are fearful of hearing. These are books that break down established norms, challenge authority, provoke critical thinking, and yes, make people uncomfortable in doing so. And when they are banned, we as a society are lesser for it.

So this week, let’s turn these so-called “dangers” into something to celebrate. Stick these printable bookmarks in your favorite banned book, and let the world know that the freedom to read is an intellectual right and privilege. 

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