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Four Low-Key Quirky Challenges for Leap Day

Leap day isn’t officially a holiday, but it totally should be. It only comes every four years, and it keeps the calendar on-track—sets things right. It would be a shame for a day that comes every four years to be ordinary.

But what do you do when Leap Day falls on a Monday, a day you’re usually half out of it and just falling back into your routine?

Posted by Eve Legato

The Best Literary Funko Figurines: A Round-up

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We believe there are certain things you never age out. Like toys, for example. And thanks to the collectible craze known as Funko dolls, we don't have to! Our favorite of course are the bookish kind, so here's a round-up of our favorites. 

Posted by Jamie Canaves

For Your Consideration: More Oscar-Baiting Roles for Leonardo DiCaprio

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Oh, Leo. Always the Oscar nominee and never the Oscar winner. We have our fingers crossed for you this year. But just in case, we also have some literary roles that you should play that could also score you that coveted golden statue in the future.

Posted by Sarah Fox

Witch vs. Witch: Three Duels

No doubt everyone in the United States is familiar with the Salem Witch Trials. The story has been the inspiration of many a tale, including the newly released horror film, The Witch. And to make the story even stranger, 1692 was a leap year and arrest warrants were issued for Tituba, Sarah Osbourne, and Sarah Good on Feb 29th. With all this mind, we at Quirk wanted to take a look at the many witches that have cast a spell on our pop culture, and how they would fare in a good old-fashioned cage match.  

Posted by David Winnick

2016’s Grammy-Nominated Songs We Dedicated to Book Characters

The Grammys are coming to a TV set near you on February 15th, 2016 and we thought it would be fun to recommend each nominated song to a character, or pair of characters, from some of our favorite books (past and present).

Posted by Jessica Tuckerman

Literary Lovers Who Deserve Each Other, A Mash-Up

Have you ever read a book and, halfway through, caught yourself thinking, “This character deserves so much better!?” It may be because they’ve been dealt an unfortunate hand, have lost a parent, or job, or simply can’t seem to get their life together. All of that is unfortunate, but sometimes the root of the problem lies in their inexplicable failure to find a romantic partner deserving of them. 

Posted by Alyssa Favreau