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    May 10th is National Shrimp Day, and for those wondering why the humble prawn gets its own national day, it’s simply because shrimp is America’s most popular seafood! (Although, for those looking for any excuse to chow down on a crustacean, there is also National Lobster Day in June, and National Crabmeat day in March.) Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood—but we don’t just love our shrimp on a plate.

    Shrimp also appear across pop-culture as characters in animated family movies, in webcomics, stand-up comedy, and even sitcoms and film. These are the shrimpy moments that stuck with us.

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    It’s Star Wars Day and we have so much to look forward to. First of all, we’re definitely signing off every Zoom call with “May the force be with you.” (It’s pretty much the law, right?) And once the work day ends, there’s a one hundred percent chance that we’re going to watch Bad Batch on Disney+. But with a week between episodes, it’s guaranteed that we’re going to need more Star Wars content than that. Lucky for you, we have an entire Star Wars TBR queued up, full of some of our favorite authors!

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    It’s hard to make rocks and minerals seem cool—despite the name, they just aren’t the "rock" stars of pop culture. In fact, they are often the province of geeks, like when Phoebe reveals to Ross in Friends that she mugged him, when he was a nerdy kid with a backpack sticker that read "Geology Rocks." Or when, even in the nerdy world of The Big Bang Theory, the least cool character is Bert, the socially awkward geologist that the other scientists make fun of.
     

    However, there’s at least one rock’that is the epitome of cool—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson! The ex-wrestler is the biggest, most popular (and least problematic) of them all. Famous as a WWE wrestler who made it to Hollywood super-stardom, the Rock may be famous for his massive stature and his action movies, but he’s increasingly popular for his wholesome social media posts, too. A total inspiration with a love of cute dogs and jaw-dropping ‘cheat’ meals, the Rock remains our favorite rock of all—we published a book about him, after all—but these others come close!

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    It’s nearing the end of National Princess Week, and we’re celebrating our favorite princesses for so much more than just their gorgeous gowns and glass slippers. Princesses in pop culture may look like the Disney princesses of old, waiting for Prince Charming to show up and save them, but they are also fierce warriors and brilliant thinkers, too.

    In honor of the princesses who love to read (and the everyday women who adore it too), we’ve rounded up some of the best book recommendations for our favorite princesses (and a couple of honorary princesses, too) based on their own personalities. These books may even set up our tiara-wearers for their best royal lives…

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    It’s National Honesty Day, friends! Here at Quirk Books, we love a character who’s delightfully (or painfully) honest. You can keep your long-buried family secrets and climactic reveals. We’ll take radical honesty any day of the week.

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    Although March 25 marked the official Tolkien Reading Day, fans know that every day is Tolkien Reading Day when you just love the Lord of the Rings, and that it's never too late to celebrate! (March 25 does have special significance, though, as it is date of the fall of Barad-dûr—and you would have to be a pretty devoted fan to know it.) 

    The works that someone chooses undoubtedly speak not just to the type of reader that they are, or the adventures they prefer, but the type of person they are outside the world of Middle Earth, too. So what does your favorite Lord of the Rings book say about you?

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