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Our Favorite Talking Animal Books

We’ve been eagerly anticipating what role Robert Downey Jr. would take on in his new post-Marvel life and here it is: Doolittle. This remake of the Dr. Doolittle story has all the familiar elements (talking animals) but with a subtle twist: RDJ’s Dr. Doolittle isn’t frightened by this gift, he embraces it. And with that small change, we’re suddenly incredibly excited to see Doolittle. But before we do so, let’s revisit some of our favorite books about talking animals. Because let’s face it: we’re a little jealous of this new superpower.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Literary Roles We’d Love to See Regina King Play

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Regina King is amazing. And if this is a truth you haven’t yet accepted, go watch If Beale Street Could Talk and the new HBO series Watchmen back to back. She’s incredible! We didn’t really need an excuse to celebrate her, but it’s her birthday so we’re going all out. And because we know she loves to take on literary role – see, ahem, If Beale Street Could Talk and Watchmen – we’re putting together a list of literary roles we would love to see her play.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Famous Candies from Literature

We here at Quirk Books revel in all things tasty and bookish. That’s why we’re making a list of our favorite confections from literature. Some of these yummy sweets are just pure imagination, while others you can go buy for yourself!

Posted by Sandra Woolf

Your Perfect Literary Bubble Bath

We love an obscure silly holiday as much as the next person. And we’re going all out on Bubble Bath Day with our very favorite engrossing books and bath accoutrement. So turn on that hot water, throw in your favorite bubble bath, and get ready for a relaxing evening at home.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Book Recommendations for the Newest Decade of Roaring ‘20s

We’ve all seen the memes. Those GIFs of Leonardo DiCaprio toasting the camera in his Jay Gatsby best, accompanied by some variation on the phrase “The roaring ‘20s are back!” But what if we weren’t living in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel? What if, spoiler alert, we weren’t huge fans of dying? It’s 2020 and we’re here to definitively say: your decade does not need to be roaring. So here are a few book recommendations for our kind of party.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

To End the Decade: Books and Movies That Never Die

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As the decade rolls down to its inevitable end, it is hard to think that the twenty first century is nearly a quarter done. It is weird though that the feeling of finality is nothing more than an artifice, a presentation of an idea which has no bearing on reality. The clock will strike midnight on December of 2019 and in a flash, it will be Jan 1st 2020. The world will continue to turn and life will continue forward essentially undisturbed. Much like the passage of time, there are some stories which seemingly will never end and with that in mind, we've have decided to provide a list of tales which seem to have an infinite shelf life.

Posted by David Winnick