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Literature’s Laziest Characters

We've been listening to a lot of Martha & the Vendellas in this major heat wave. When the weather is this warm, the last thing we want to do is work. Despite our reluctant bones, we still managed to gather up enough energy to compile a list of literature’s laziest characters. Now we need to take a nap.

Posted by Sarah Fox

The Middle Children of Literature

Here at Quirk Books we’re…stuck in the middle with you! It’s National Middle Child Day today and to celebrate we’re talking about our favorite middle children of literature. So settle in and pay attention to us. (Please.)

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Dear Sister: Letters from Sisters in Literature

The first Sunday in August is Sisters’ Day, which like anything involving family can go many ways. We're celebrating with literature, because, of course. Read up on our favorite literary sisters and their imagined letters, notes, and messages—from dip pens to drunk emailing! 

Posted by Jamie Canaves

5 Real Life Problems And Solutions From The Little Prince

(c) Kim Min Ji

While we wait in anticipation for The Little Prince to come out on Netflix, we've realized that many of life's conundrums and complications can be resolved through the wisdom of the book. It's always that way, isn't it? The greatest bits of advice and information are tucked away in the classics, where we sometimes forget to look. 

Posted by Kristina Pino

Best Moby Dick Swag: A Roundup

Happy Birthday, Herman Melville! We're grateful you wrote your magnum opus, Moby Dick, because it not only has given us a deeper understanding of man’s struggle with God, but it has provided the inspiration for a lot of cool swag. And call us Ishmael if this swag isn't awesome.

Posted by Sarah Fox

Five Delicious Foods Peter Rabbit Could Have Risked His Life For

Beatrix Potter’s birthday is definitely a day worth celebrating. She was such a cool lady—a scientific naturalist as well as a children’s book author—and her drawings were both realistic and expressive.

As kids, Peter Rabbit was a favorite for many of us. But there was always something that bothered us: all that food Peter Rabbit turned down in order to risk his life for lettuces, French beans, and radishes. French beans and radishes! Come on, those aren’t even the good vegetables! They’re not worth risking your life for.

Let's go back through the story and see how many easily accessible food opportunities Peter Rabbit missed.

Posted by Eve Legato