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Here at Quirk we’ve rounded up some of the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links of last week to make your Monday a little brighter. Whether you desperately needed a recipe for TaunTaun cookies or were looking for some desert island book picks, we’ve got you covered.

Best Things Bookish

  1. Check out this infographic that details the interesting and strange jobs some authors had before they were famous.
     
  2. What ten books would you bring if you were marooned on a desert island? Each week, another author adds to the list over at The New York Times.
     
  3. Jon Stewart left The Daily Show last week with one final book recommendation. Here’s a list of books that he championed over the years.

 

Best Things Geeky

  1. Bake up some TaunTaun cookies filled with a variety of gummy candy.
     
  2. Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog broke up last week, proving that nothing is sacred.
     
  3. Felicia Day’s memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost), is out this Tuesday. Here’s a review over at Nerdist.

 

Best Things Crafty

  1. There are plenty of times you might find yourself in need of a cape. Lucky for you, Quirk Blogger Margaret Dunham posted a tutorial.
     
  2. How perfect is this DIY neon light bulb lamp?
     
  3. The Toast rounded up some nonexistent cheeses that seem pretty close to perfect.

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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.