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  • National Train Day is the second Saturday every May. This year, the holiday—a 2008 creation of Amtrak—falls on Saturday, May 11th. Celebrations are planned at railroads and train museums across the US, including discounted Amtrak fares as low as $1 in some areas.

    Here at Quirk Books, we're celebrating the day with an infographic featuring National Train Day's unofficial patron saint and star of Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery, Amtrak Joe (better known as former vice president Joe Biden).

  • When Rosario Dawson confirmed the rumor that she and Cory Booker are dating, we couldn’t help but squeal. We admit it: our first thought was “Could Rosario Dawson potentially become First Lady?” But then we walked ourselves back. Sure, we love Dawson’s activism – and the fact that she wants to run for office one day – but we’re feminists through and through. Dawson’s accomplishing so much on her own. There’s no reason we should think of her as powerful because she’s dating Cory Booker. She’s got enough power to move mountains on her own. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite activists, letting their achievements shine. Get ready to get inspired.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu comes out on May 10, 2019, which got us thinking. What would Pikachu look like on book covers? 

  • In the past decade, women have birthed babies and blogged about it, as well as blogged about other motherly happenings in the mother-hood. But what if some famous literary moms had their own blogs about their misadventures in childrearing? Or how they get by day to day in the mamasphere? Here are the blogs some moms of literature, MOLS for short, would write.

  • The big day is finally here! You, yes YOU, managed to score an invite to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s birthday party. You’ve never been one for contests but when you saw The Rock posting about this one you just HAD to enter. And good thing you did! You’ve now got one invitation to his big blowout birthday bash. Advertised guests include ________ [ACTOR], ________ [MUSICIAN], and ________ [PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER] and there are sure to be plenty more!

  • Killing Eve is back and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Not only is it created by our favorite Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the show stars one of our favorite -- and most under cast -- actors of all time: Sandra Oh. We would watch her read the phone book.

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