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Writing Prompts from Quirk Authors

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Everyone has a story, but sometimes it's hard to get that story down on paper. If that sounds like you, don't worry—you're not alone! That's why we enlisted the help of some Quirk authors to give you writing prompts for National Write Down Your Story Day. Let the motivation begin!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

If These Books Had Funeral Directors, They’d Never Run Out of Work

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We love high stakes novels full of mystery, suspense, and, inevitably, death. But have you ever noticed that these dark and stormy adventures never include what happens to the bodies? Where are the mourning family members, the funeral processions, the shiva sitting, yes, the funeral directors? Today, we’re examining some of our favorite thrillers – and just how much business their local funeral homes would receive.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Book Recommendations for Quirk’s Strong Female Leads

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Here at Quirk Books, there’s no shortage of strong female lead energy. Our books are full of badass heroines and messy leading ladies. So, today we’re celebrating our shelf of incredible characters, letting them jump right off the page and into some really excellent book recommendations. Let’s get started!

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Low-Key Goodest Literary Sons

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When you imagine a good son, you may conjure up the image of a child or man who always respects their parents or does something above and beyond the average son in some self-sacrificing way, but this list is not about those sons.

March 4th is National Sons Day (yes, there’s a National Son Day in September and a Son and Daughter Day in August – yes, it’s confusing), so now would be a good time to highlight some of the low-key goodest sons in literature. These are not the sons framed with blinding halos, but rather ones with glaring flaws, ones who’ve lost their fathers or mothers, or ones who quietly but deeply love their parents and deserve the title of goodest sons.

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

Literary Characters Who Could Fall Asleep in Public

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When it comes to sleepy literary icons, many of us think of Sleeping Beauty, Sleepy the Dwarf, or the dormouse from Alice in Wonderland, but what about the lesser known characters who fall asleep in public, and sometimes inappropriate, settings? Ones that could curl up on a park bench, nod off in class, or pass out on public transport?

February 28th is National Public Sleeping Day and to celebrate we’re highlighting characters who you may not first associate with sleepiness, but ones who could—or have—fallen asleep in public.

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

To All the Boys…and Other YA Novels We’d Love to See Adapted for Netflix

P.S. I Still Love You, the long-awaited sequel to 2018’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is finally on Netflix – just in time for us to all swoon over Peter Kavinsky and write fake (totally real) valentines to him. But the fact that we still cannot stop thinking about every delicious moment of this fake-romance-turned-real-relationship movie is really making us wonder. What would happen if Netflix swept up a ton of really excellent YA novels and turned them all into movies? Here are our picks, not that anyone was asking.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman