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Long Reads for a Long Summer

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As spring falls away and the first hints of summer begin to shine their way through the clouds, it is important to note that this summer will be different than others. The activities which normally whiled away the hours—like going to conventions, beaches, and amusement parks—are all shut down due to the current Covid-19 situation. Vacations have been canceled, and most people will be spending a lot more time indoors until the world can safely open up again. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t go to some of the most amazing places in your mind, and what better time to start reading one of those long, epic, and winding tales to fill both your mind and those waking hours? With that in mind, Quirk has a list of especially long standalone novels and even longer series for you to consider reading with links to get them into your hands.  

Posted by David Winnick

Book Recommendations Based on How You Like Your Eggs

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At this point in socially distancing, we’re all getting a little nostalgic for diner food. “Two eggs, any style” is such an open invitation, one that makes the possibilities feel endless. Here at Quirk Books, we’ve been putting our diner day dreams to the test by perfecting our omelets and shimmying as we soft scramble. We’ve even thought about trying to poach an egg! And we want to share our renewed love of eggs with you by recommending the perfect breakfast-book pairings. Ready?

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Middle Grade Books We Want to See Adapted

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The new Stargirl adaptation on Disney+ is making us feel all sorts of feelings. When we first read Jerry Spinelli’s novel in the early 2000s, it was a watershed moment. Middle grade and young adult had never looked like that before. It didn’t speak the language of our generation. It felt like it was written just for us. And while Stargirl remains a beautiful book about nonconformity and remaining true to yourself, it got us thinking about more contemporary middle grade novels that we love. What would those film and TV adaptations look like?

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Our Favorite Literary Mothers by Genre

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Mothers’ Day is coming up and with that comes the age-old question: what do you get for the most important person in your life, the woman who instilled your love of reading and is always ready with a book recommendation and an audiobook review? You create a tribute to your favorite mothers in literature by genre, of course.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Book Recs for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons NPCs

[source: blog post author Gabrielle Bujak]

Over the years, the Animal Crossing franchise has brought us comfort and joy via adorable animal villagers, ridiculous word play, and rewarding activities from catching that rare coelacanth to terra-forming the perfect waterfall. The irony of Blathers’s entomophobia makes us laugh, the way Timmy and Tommy echo one another makes us aww, and the surprising drama between Redd and Tom Nook build a world we can easily immerse ourselves in.

With the current state of the world, it only makes sense that we turn to the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons to bring us that much needed sense of control and peace of mind, and because of their ability to delight and comfort us, it’s only fair we pay it forward…with personalized book recommendations! We’ve seen them pulling out books with their down time, and it’s about time they got that right. Here’s some reads they can add to their TBR piles.

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

A (Quarantined) Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

We may all be at home this Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean we can't shower Mom from afar! Order one of these Quirk reads to send her way, and don't forget to include a little note letting her know how much she means to you. To all the moms out there, you rock!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff