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Here at Quirk, we’ve scoured the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links of the past week to help make your Monday a little brighter. Whether you desperately need a Star Wars inspired board game, or are dreaming about crafting a DIY backpack, we’ve got you covered.

All Things Bookish

These 25 facts about American Girl Dolls and books will make you feel like a kid again.

Quirk Blogger Margarita Montimore made a playlist with Holden Caulfield in mind.

This essay by Jenny Zhang about the “Yi-Fen Chou” controversy is a must-read.

Considering a literary tattoo? Make sure you check out this handy guide by Quirk blogger Rose Moore before you commit.


All Things Geeky

Are you ready for the return of Doctor Who? Here’s a summary of the complicated relationship between the Doctor and the Master.

Here’s a Star Wars themed board game that you’ll want to grab ASAP.

The new Super Mario Maker game lets you design your own levels. Read about its origin here.


All Things Crafty

This cute minimalist backpack looks like it would be a fun back-to-school project.

Combine a cinnamon roll with pound cake and bring it over to Quirk HQ right away!

Here are some non-intimidating, yet totally impressive, ways to decorate a cake.

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Jennifer Morell

Jennifer Ray Morell is a teacher and writer from Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in Slate, Tin House, Trop, Newtown Literary, and Underwater New York. Follow her on twitter at @heyjenray or at jenraymorell.com.