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Boy Meets Literary World: Classic Books on the Classic Sitcom

Boy Meets World is one of the most beloved sitcoms from the 1990’s. Many of us grew up learning life lessons from Mr. Feeny and the rules of friendship from Cory and Shawn’s bromance. However, Boy Meets World also has many bookish lessons to share. 

Posted by Maria Vicente

A Simple Guide to Celebrating Hobbit Day

Kick off your shoes, chow down on some mushrooms, and whip out the sparklers: it’s time to celebrate Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week. Though there are some discrepancies between the Shire and Gregorian calendars, Hobbit Day – the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins – has been celebrated on September 22nd since 1978 and is the kickoff to Tolkien Week.

Many schools, bookstores, and libraries observe the date as a way to focus on Tolkien’s work and pique the interest of new fans, but here at Quirk, we love a good party.

Posted by Jennifer Morell

Four Unique Ways To Show Off Your Love of Books

If you love it, show it. And I'm not just talking about people, although if you haven't called your mom today and told her you love her, go ahead and do so.

I love books, I have since I was a kid. So much so that even when people are discussing a book I have no interest in reading, I still love to see their passion for reading. Thanks to the Internet we can now easily share our passions, show our love and get inspired by others love proclamations.

Here are people creatively showing their love for books along with items you can purchase to show yours.

Posted by Jamie Canaves

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: September’s Quirk Perk!

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen ($3.99)


The New York Times bestselling mashup that launched a literary genre, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 

As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Posted by Eric Smith

How Wishbone Helped Me Win at English Class

For years, I had a ritual everyday after coming home from school. Exhausted from the seemingly interminable day, I laid in my bed and watched TV. The WB was a particular favorite of mine because it was one of two stations that had good reception. They had a pretty stellar lineup of after-school programming with Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Batman: The Animated Series being among my favoritesBut out of all those shows, one stood out, a show on the only other station that had reception.

I can sing the theme to Wishbone, no problem (I can, but I won’t, for everyone’s sake). I loved that show more than any of them and I can probably trace my supreme love of dogs over any other animal directly to that bookish Jack Russell Terrier. I knew I was learning, but I didn’t care, because there was an adorable dog in a Sherlock Holmes costume. That is absolute TV gold.

Wishbone has been an integral part of my education, too. On occasion, I’ve remembered a detail from an episode of Wishbone more easily than one from a book that I had just read…because a dog wearing a costume is way more memorable than words on a page. Here are some of my favorite episodes of Wishbone that actually helped me pass English class (even honors classes!).

Posted by Brian Morell

Jewelry for Book Lovers: An Etsy Roundup

Need some book-related bling for your jewelry box? Here’s a collection of some of the most creative and unique pieces on Etsy that celebrate literature: necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks, and rings that celebrate (or are made from) books.

Posted by Maria Vicente