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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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bah, Humbug! It’s that time of year again, and while most people are carol singing, preparing turkey, and wrapping gifts, there are always a few who just can’t get into the holiday spirit. Maybe it’s a hatred of consumerism, maybe it seems like more stress than it’s worth, maybe the whole thing just seems a little forced… but whatever the reason, it's how some people feel. If you’ve got a holiday humbug in your life, though, we’ve got the perfect books for you to gift them (even if they hate gifts). From the books to warm their hearts to those to get them some much-needed alone time, these are the best reads for anyone who is embracing their inner Scrooge.

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