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Books to Try While Waiting for Legend of Zelda Games

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If there’s one thing Nintendo is good at, it’s making money. Whether it’s new games coming out or taking old games and remastering them, they clean up every time. With Link’s Awakening and onward, they’ve shown a willingness to remaster and re-release Zelda titles that haven’t gotten a lot of recent attention, and Skyward Sword is the perfect example of that. Being a Nintendo Wii game, which meant a low-powered (but nifty) console running it as well as adding in motion controls, quite a lot of people skipped it or soured on it. Now, though, with the re-release of the HD edition, people who haven’t played it yet, or want to give it a second chance, will be able to on the Switch with prettier graphics and hopefully better controls.

But enough about video games. We’re here to talk about books, so with that in mind, let’s supposing you’re looking for more books that give you the same sort of feel as Legend of Zelda and its expansive world.

Posted by Peter Damien

Graphic Novel Recs for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Beyond

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Though any day is a good day to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islanders, we’re wrapping up the second week of May which means we've got only a little over two weeks left to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month specifically. Free Comic Book Day is still on the mind from the start of the month, so we thought what better way to highlight the achievements of AAPI creators than to feature some of our favorite AAPI graphic novel writers, illustrators, and their characters?

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

Book Recs Based on Favorite Movie Makers

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Last year The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (you know, the people behind the Oscars) declared the second Saturday of February Global Movie Day, and with the second anniversary coming up tomorrow, we wanted to celebrate the power of movies and the movers and shakers behind those films that inspire and connect people across the globe.

Now, there are countless directors, writers, producers, actors, editors, and other movie makers that have left an obvious impact on the film industry, whether that be in their genre, their country, what have you, but here’s a select few as well as book recommendations for each to hold you off until feature film releases become a norm again and you can enjoy their next big movie.

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak

Graphic Novels for Emerging Readers

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We couldn’t be more excited for International Literacy Day. Books are such a big part of our lives – and we celebrate that every day. But we’re also the first to admit that reading isn’t accessible to everyone, and that literacy isn’t something to be taken for granted. We love recommending graphic novels to the emerging readers in our lives – graphic novels are novels too! – and we’re excited to be sharing five of our favorites with y’all today.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Spooky Summer E-Book Deals

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August is finally here, but there's at least one more month of summer for you to sit back and dive into your next horror pick. Whether you're looking for some 80s nostalgia (with a side order of demonic possession) or a story woven around true-crime (and recurring paranormal encounters), you'll want to give these discounted e-books a look before the summer comes to a close.

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Literary Characters Paired with Picnic Spreads

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National Picnic Month is coming to a close, but we’ve still got over a month of summer left, which hopefully means we’ve got at least another month of warm weather and perfect picnicking conditions. That got us thinking, like it always does, about some of our favorite literary characters and their optimal picnic spreads and locations. Would they opt for a day in the park or a blanket on the beach? Snackable hors d'oeuvres or full-course meals? Keep reading to find out.

Posted by Gabrielle Bujak