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The Best Umbrellas for Bookworms

Rain may not be everyone’s favorite weather, but it’s not all bad, either. Curling up on the sofa with a book while the rain pours outside is almost as cozy as looking out at the snow. 

You may not be able to stay out of the rain all spring, but at least with these umbrellas, you can look fantastic while you splash through the puddles to the bookstore!

Posted by Rose Moore

Guide to Practical Backpacking in Fictional Landscapes

All of us have wanted to transport to the fantastical, fictional places portrayed in our favorite books. Backpacking through Europe has nothing on these locations.

Posted by Christina Schillaci

How Katniss Everdeen Would Do in Other Dystopias

As Katniss Everdeen hits the big screen for a final time, here at Quirk, we wondered how the Girl On Fire might fare in other dystopian settings. (Spoilers ahead!)

Posted by Hannah Frank

Literary Looks: Fall Boots for Fictional Characters

The temperatures are starting to drop and the leaves have begun to change, which means that it’s time to retire beach paperbacks and flip flops in favor of more autumnal choices. Warm and cozy hats, scarves, and sweaters are perfect for enjoying the crisp fall weather before winter hits, and bookworms eschew nature in favor of being curled up with a warm drink and good book.

While you are switching out your wardrobe for something a little more appropriate to apple picking and trick-or-treating, why not let one of your favorite fictional heroines inspire you? Whatever your style, there is sure to be a pair of boots that will let you channel your favorite character as well as keeping your toes warm…

Posted by Rose Moore

The Pumpkin Spice Latte Drinkers of Literature

Attention, pumpkin spice latte lovers! Our season is upon us. Let us be merry and order as many PSLs as possible before they’re gone. And they’re better this year, what with the new Starbucks recipe and all. So whether you order the occasional tall pumpkin spice or reach basic status with a daily venti, wear the title proud. Shout it from the rooftops. PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES FOREVER!

And hey, if we love them so much, we have to suspect some our literary counterparts would love the latte, as well.

Posted by Christina Schillaci