December 26, 2018 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Television
Editor's Note: To finish out 2018, we're revisiting some of our favorite blog posts from the past year. This post was originally published on 4/3/18.
They say best friends are never more than a phone call away. But It’s 2018, so we should probably revise that to “never more than a FaceTime, Snapchat, or VR sesh away.” Even then, these fancy new methods of keeping in touch really only apply if you exist in the same dimension as your bestie, which to be frank, might not always be the case. Before passing away, Stephen Hawking co-published a final paper on the possibility of a multiverse, prompting us to wonder, can we really even say who our true best friends are? For all we know, they might not even exist in the same time or space. We tested the theory, and sure enough, in the case of these pop culture and literary icons, their perfect matches weren’t even found in the same story, let alone universe.
December 19, 2018
Do you think you are a good person? If hit series The Good Place has it right, your deeds on Earth might land you in a magical place where everything is catered to your deepest desires, and you get to meet your one true soul mate…or, if you aren’t quite worthy of all that, you might end up being tortured by Ted Danson! A devil pretending to be an angel, Danson’s Michael is a brilliant addition to the award-winning series, perfectly executing his diabolical plan to torment his victims by having them drive each other crazy in a fake "heaven." The show is sharp, funny, and eminently relatable as four people examine their wicked (and not-so-wicked) ways, and Michael is far from the only devil character that we want to watch again and again.
December 19, 2018 • Fiction, Quirk Kids
Mary Poppins Returns is finally in theaters this week and you know how we feel about Lin-Manuel Miranda. But you might not know how we feel about the practically perfect in every way woman of the hour herself: Mary Poppins. (Spoiler alert: we love her.) And while we’re very happy that she answered Jane and Michael Banks’ advertisement all those years ago, we’ve started wondering what some of our other favorite literary siblings might learn from the nanny’s teachings. Well today, we’re going to find out.
December 18, 2018
Happy, happy holidays from your friends here at Quirk Books! Thanks for all of your support and love. We couldn't do it without you.
Download our brand new Quirk wrapping paper here for any last minute gifts, and may your holiday season be filled with friends, reading, and fun! (Don't forget the fireplace, hot cocoa, and mini marshmallows.)
December 17, 2018 • Movies & Film
The weather outside is frightful and, frankly, we’re tired of watching Elf on a loop. There are only so many times we can see Will Ferrell put maple syrup on his spaghetti. (Ew.) So, we’re here to make a case for decidedly-not-Christmas movies that still give us that warm fuzzy feeling. Grab the nearest blanket and hunker down because you’re in for a cinematic treat.
December 11, 2018 • Fiction