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Retelling Little Women on Louisa May Alcott’s Birthday

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This year on November 29, Louisa May Alcott would have turned 189—and yet, so long after she brought her irrepressible Little Women to life on the page, fans still can’t get enough of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The 2019 film adaptation by Greta Gerwig went on to win an Oscar, proving that this tale of young women growing into themselves is one that truly stands the test of time. Although that doesn’t mean there is nothing to bring into the present day!

Not all new adaptations of the classic stick quite as close to the source material, with authors bringing Little Women up to date with the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters and women of color, showing fans that the heart of the story isn’t limited by time, race, or orientation.

Posted by Rose Moore

Disney+ Hawkeye Series: The Best Comics to Read Before You Watch

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The latest miniseries to join the Marvel Cinematic (small screen) Universe is Hawkeye—a six episode adventure into Clint Barton’s life, and that of his new protege, Kate Bishop. Marvel comic fans will, of course, know who Kate is, as she has a long-established history in the comic universe (she first appeared in 2005). However, fans of the on-screen super-verse only may not quite know what to make of this Hawkeye-in-the-making.

For those looking for a little background on Kate, her time with Clint, and of course, the much-beloved Pizza Dog, these are the best comics to get caught up.

Posted by Rose Moore

Disney+ Hawkeye Series: The Best Comics to Read Before You Watch

[Header from Marvel/Disney+'s Hawkeye]

This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Quirk Books may earn a commission.

The latest miniseries to join the Marvel Cinematic (small screen) Universe is Hawkeye—a six episode adventure into Clint Barton’s life, and that of his new protege, Kate Bishop. Marvel comic fans will, of course, know who Kate is, as she has a long-established history in the comic universe (she first appeared in 2005). However, fans of the on-screen super-verse only may not quite know what to make of this Hawkeye-in-the-making.

For those looking for a little background on Kate, her time with Clint, and of course, the much-beloved Pizza Dog, these are the best comics to get caught up.

Posted by Rose Moore

Favorite Underrated Literary Pirates

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By mid-September, plenty of people are already well into spooky season and breaking out the Halloween decorations, but don't forget about National Talk Like a Pirate Day! This day may have started as a parody holiday and a bit of a joke, but given the popularity of the Golden Age of Piracy (and a desire to find silliness and joy in everyday life), it’s become a day for every seafaring fan to break out the “ahoy mateys.”

Of course, for those looking for a little inspiration for their piratical vocabulary, there are plenty of pop culture pirates to choose from. And of course, it’s possible to go for the big guns like Captain Hook, Long John Silver, but there are plenty of lesser-known pirates in literature that also deserve attention this September.

Posted by Rose Moore

Badass Teddy Bears in Pop Culture

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National Teddy Bear Day is celebrated on the 9th of September, and it’s a fantastic excuse to snuggle up to a favorite childhood friend or revisit the stories and characters of childhood. And while teddy bears are usually known as being cute, cuddly, and very wholesome, there are plenty of teddies that are far cooler than you may expect!

These bears of pop culture fame aren’t just fluffy friends for bedtime—they are going on adventures, battling monsters, or generally throwing off the shackles of their cutesy reputation to become a whole new kind of bear…

Posted by Rose Moore

The Best Books to Laze Around With

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As if a bookworm ever needed the excuse to laze around with a good read and nothing else to do, August 20th is National Lazy Day. That’s right. You aren’t just indulging a desire to curl up with a book. You are marking a very important celebration in self-care!

This August, pair your favorite way to while away the day with some incredible fiction and nonfiction reads, from introspective humor on life to lighthearted novels that will leave a smile on your face…a smile that will last long after you have to get up and back to the real world.

Posted by Rose Moore