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  • NaNoWriMo is such a wonderful and terrible time. It’s wonderful because there is an entire community of writers working toward a similar goal. We’re all in this together, and there’s something really beautiful in that.

    It’s terrible because, well, let us count the ways…

  • We’re big fans of 80s paperbacks here at Quirk Books – so much so that we published an entire book about them! And as true millennials (and a handful of nostalgic Gen Z kids), we’ve spent a significant amount of time wondering which fictional club we’d join if life suddenly became an 80s paperback. We’re going back to a time when the magazine quiz reigned supreme. So, dust off those old issues of Sassy and sharpen your pencils. Because this one’s a quiz for the ages.

    Literally, the ages. Ages 22 to 37. Okay, you get it.

  • The idea of family is at the heart of the stories we tell in pop culture; from the creation of new families through romance to the tales told about established families through generations, human connection is everything. However, it’s important to remember that family isn’t just about parents and their biological parents; ‘family’ can mean so much more than that. Families can be blended, can be unusual, and of course, can be created through adoption. This November, in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we’ve rounded up some of the best (and worst) depictions of adoptive families in pop culture - your favorite movies, TV shows and books, and the characters in them that found their families, rather than being born into them.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody opened nationwide this week and as a bunch of nerds who love Freddie Mercury, we cannot wait to see it. In fact, if you’d put the casting in our hands, we would have chosen Rami Malek too. So, today, we’re looking at the literary references in Queen’s extensive rock catalogue. Feeling under pressure to fill your TBR? Keep reading.

  • Halloween is here, and we’re in that gorgeous seasonal sweet spot where it’s just as exciting to take a brisk walk in the leaves as it is to cuddle up indoors with a good book. Which is why we’re merging those two activities together for the ultimate Halloween activity: spooky podcasts and horror novels. Now let’s get scared.


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