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Book Recs for the Characters in What We Do in the Shadows

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One of our favorite shows of all time is back and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. We’re all stuck inside. And the vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are stuck inside their dark coffins during the day. And because it can’t always be easy to lay in a light-proof box – especially when you’re not the least bit tired – we’ve come up with some pretty excellent book recommendations to lull our favorite vampires to sleep at the end of a long night.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

We Bite: Buffy Vs. Other Vampires from Pop Culture

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One of the most iconic TV shows to ever hit the air was the fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role. This show was by far one of the most popular shows of its time, spawning its own well received spin off in Angel, and of course a slew of comic books, all of which met with acclaim. Still, throughout the series, Buffy fought an ever reproducing cadre of no name vampire foes. Some eventually left the ranks of irrelevant to become famous in their own right like Spike and The Master, but who really remembers the names of the thousands dusted along the way? Perhaps it is time to consider the outcomes of a Buffy fight against some real tough vampire foes.

Posted by David Winnick

Dream Literary Roles for Saoirse Ronan

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We hope Saoirse Ronan spent her birthday safely quarantined in her home, reading a good book. But social distancing can’t stop us from dreaming up a delicious list of literary roles that we would absolutely love to see her play.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Virtual Ways to Appreciate Your School Librarian

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This past Saturday was School Librarian Appreciation Day, but with most schools closed across the country – and others turning to remote learning – it may have been difficult to appreciate your school librarians from afar. Here at Quirk, we see our librarians as warriors and teachers, purveyors of knowledge and the written word. Which is why we’ve come up with five completely remote ways to say a loud and heartfelt “Thank you!”

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

National Film Score Day: Book and Film Score Pairings

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Ever listen to a song and think, “Oh, wouldn't this fit perfectly with this book?" Whether you associate a song with a specific character, world, or book scene, it’s easy to get as lost in music as it is in a great read, especially when it comes to film scores. Usually relying on instruments and non-lyrical choir harmonies, scores are composed solely for the purpose of a movie, and because of that, often have an underlying narrative that’s vague but powerful enough to elicit specific emotions. They’re dramatic and moving, and applicable to the characters and worlds we love.

That’s why for National Film Score Day, we’re pairing some of our favorite movie scores (we physically had to restrain ourselves from including at least three Hans Zimmer scores) with their fitting book match. Click each song title to give them a listen on YouTube!

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

Books We’d Love to See at Rose Apothecary

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It’s the final season of Schitt’s Creek and we’re feeling very peculiar about it. One minute we’re sad to see David and Patrick and everyone else leave us forever, the next we’re telling everyone we know that we’re happy the show is ending on its own terms. What? You haven’t had a thirty-minute conversation with your favorite barista about the many wigs of Moira Rose? And why not? So today, as we both celebrate and hold vigil for our favorite show on television, we’re exploring the five books we’d love to see in Rose Apothecary before the end of the season.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman