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Museums with Literary Exhibits for International Museum Day

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We don’t know about you, but one of the things we miss the most about pre-pandemic life is the joy and wonder of a really excellent museum exhibit. But until it’s safe to get up close and personal with the art, we’re daydreaming about the literary exhibits we want to visit – and doing some virtual museum hopping as we explore their digital collections. It’s International Museum Day, so here we go!

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

NaNoWriMo Procrastination? No problem!

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How did NaNoWriMo go, y’all? Did you hit that 1,667 words per day, or did you feel dread at the thought of even opening your novel's document?

Yeah, us too.

BUT…don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to “procrastinate” NaNoWriMo that you don’t have to feel bad about! Doing all of the below is just as important as writing the book…right? And you can keep working on your book, even if December is right around the corner.

Posted by Bree Crowder

Bites of Terror: Behind the Scenes with Liz and Jimmy Reed

Calling all foodies and fans of horror! Bites of Terror hits bookshelves on March 24, 2020. This graphic novel of hand-sculpted dioramas delivers darkly funny stories—all food-based—and is hosted by the Cake Creeper. Dive into the creepy cute world of Bites of Terror with Liz and Jimmy Reed, the husband-and-wife team behind Cuddles and Rage, to learn how the Cake Creeper came to be!

P.S. If you preorder Bites of Terror, you'll receive a limited edition scratch & sniff card with proof of purchase.

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Gifts for Grammar Lovers

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March is the perfect month for those linguistic sticklers in your life, whether they're the ones always correcting your grammar or the ones who desperately want to! March 4th is officially Grammar Day, and March 8th is Proofreading Day, so it’s time to celebrate all things grammatical. Maybe you know someone who will fight to the death to defend the Oxford comma or a person who will wax lyrical about their favorite punctuation. Whether it’s a love for grammar itself or, let’s face it, a love of being right, it’s time to celebrate these grammar-loving folks with some fun gifts.

Posted by Rose Moore

Five Julius Caesar Adaptations We’d Love to Read

It’s almost the Ides of March, that spooky not-quite-Spring time when everything feels off kilter and you’re constantly looking over your shoulder. (E tu, Brute?) To celebrate this off-kilter and decidedly un-celebratory holiday, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite novelists – and wondering why they haven’t written an adaptation of Julius Caesar.

We’re joking, of course. But Julius Caesar is pretty much never adapted. And in a sea of Romeos and Juliets, Violas and Sebastians, it’s fun to imagine a world where Marc Antony is getting some contemporary love. So happy Ides of March – or beware! Either way, we’ll be daydreaming about the adaptation potential.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

Which Author’s Handwriting Most Resembles Your Own?

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Handwriting is fast becoming a lost art. As technology becomes more and more advanced and accessible, people simply don’t write things by hand as often anymore. Everything goes on laptops, tablets, and smart phones (and with voice-to-text technology, we don’t even have to type half the time!). However, there are still some people who love the feel of putting pen to paper…and writers are definitely top of that list! Whether it is jotting down notes, plotting your novel, or *gulp* actually writing a book by hand, authors love to write, and we bet we can tell a lot about them by their handwriting.

Can you tell something about yourself from these famous authors’ handwriting, based on whose is most similar to your own?

Posted by Rose Moore